Friday, March 21, 2008

Sticker magic

I must confess to being bit of a sticker junkie. I think it may be because I am inherently a lazy scrapper. I believe I am in good company though as both Ali E and Jami e W love stickers! Now I just wish I could work the same magic on my layouts as they do on theirs.... ;))


Rachel holds Levi for the first time.....Its somthing I cant quite grasp. Almost indescribable. Watching my firstborn holding my lastborn. The tenderness and joy radiated from Rachel as she held her brother for the very first time. Even now, 2yrs later, they have a special bond-a unique way of relating. As most mothers, I can only pray they grow up to be the best of friends.
Pics 21 june 2006 .

Journalling :

Russ has always adored the infant phase. I think it rides with his calm and placid nature. All the kids were soothed by his presence and gentle touch.
Pics June 2006

Posted by The Scrapfan alias Simply-Mel

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Comfort Zones

I have been doing many classes and a couple of personal layouts that incorporated numerous photos. This is not my most comfortable space. I am more a 1 photo type of chic, but due to the number of photos I take it is imperative that I "multi-photo" scrap occasionally!

Today, I took a breather and slipped back into comfort zone..... this style of scrapping takes 30mins and not a whole lot of prep...just up my alley!

"34 " with hidden journalling behind pic.

sketch for "34" courtesy of


Saturday, March 15, 2008

Variety is the Spice

Dont forget to scrap YOURSELF.
Many of us spend loads of time making albums for friends, scrapping our kids, dogs, cats and daily life. The missing link is often US.

Choose a medium that speaks to you. It doesnt have to be an entire album or even a mini-album. Lisa chose to use an accordion style tin format.

She didnt do any heavy journalling but managed to capture the key points of who she is.

Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Getting it Done {and loving it!}

These are some of the LO's from the classes. The girls are all still working on " catching up " on their kids pics. Here is a shot of some of them....hard at work making great progress! Really need to get another table!

The LO for the class was inspired by .... Becky Higgins...

My take (Mel):

Lisa's take:

Vicki' s take:

Some single LO's from class:

Michelle's first page EVER! Go girl!

This LO is a Mel Original....I do sometimes create original stuff!

These are Vicki's takes on my sketch.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Out of the Box...Or maybe In the Box?

Its been a while since I posted...having Blogger technical difficulties.

Have managed to scrap MANY layouts the last few days, but this is something new I played with.

Inspired by something I saw in Ali's new book "Life Artist" . Perfect for all those bits and bobs you got lying around.

The ScrapFan alias
The Five-Browns

Monday, March 3, 2008