My Scrapping Tips and some layouts

Over at Dusty Bear’s yahoo group there is a great topic on sharing out tips. Mine are not technical and very much from the point of view of a new digital scrapper, but I thought I would share them with you :

    • It is NOT compulsory to download EVERY freebie you find (I am trying to be a bit more discerning now, but still get into a freebie frenzy some days!)


    • As Barney says “Please and thankyou are the magic words” – try to say thanks and post comments when you do download.


    • If you are intimidated and don’t know where to start – start with some challenges – especially template challenges. Dusty Bear got me creating with her first challenge in January. I tend to look for challenges at DigiscrapDiva, GottaPixel and 3 Scrapateers.


    • BACKUP, BACKUP, BACKUP – I have learnt by my mistakes – please learn from mine too!


  • Finally, dive in and created – don’t spend all day in forums and stores and blogs like this!


So here are a few layouts I have been working on for various challenges.

This is my family tree – yes that’s me! As I hate photos of me and have yet to scrap any pics of me – you probably won’t get to see me too often!

Credits – Background page by Kate Smith

This is my husband’s paternal grandmother, Josephine.


Kit – Purdy by NitWit

Template – template 2 by scrapbooklayouts.com

Font – Edwardian Script

This is my eldest daughter and my son on the beach at Portrush in February.

Template – Rachel Giallongo at TheDigiChick
Kit – Family Style by GabHappy
Font – Harrison

So that’s all for now – still working on layout from the wedding at the weekend – hope to post soon.

Take care.

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  1. Wow, you have been busy!! I love your layouts, and especially love the one with your DH’s grandmother. I love the kit you used, its so pretty, course I LOVE roses!! LOL Great job!!

  2. Hello JanMary – thank you so much for your sweet comment at my blog! I am JUST TICKLED (hear me laughing?) that you started a blog! I’ve read thru your first entry and will come back for the rest – as you know I’m in the throes of a move… I love the family tree layout – I have to do something for a friend and that looks like what I would LIKE to do, but there are some 200 people on hers so…sigh… What a pretty layout of your Grandmother, and your children look like they had a lot of fun at the beach. Can you swim at these beaches in the summer? I am fascinated by Ireland – please tell me more about where you live! I look forward to more visits. Barb (Mrs. Miles)

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