Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Coffee Date

I'm generally a slow scrapper, and don't mind spending time (probably too much time), shuffling paper in creating a layout.  But this layout was really only using up some leftovers from this project life spread, and came together quite quickly.     Because it was such a quick spread it took me by surprise when it was accepted  for publishing in the recent March issue of Scrapbooking Memories magazine.

I love these stitched shape stamps from Prima.  I missed out on the popular circular set, but did manage to pick up this square set.  They're great to create a background with.

My title was made with Jillibean Soup alphas, and I've accentuated them a little with an outline in black pen.  

I seriously have way too many Project Life cards in my stash, and I grabbed one of them to record my journalling on.  I created a 3x4" text box in a Word document on my computer, typed my journalling, printed it on an A4 sheet of paper, held it up to the light to line up the printing, and adhered my journalling card to the paper.  Printed it out again and the journalling lined up perfectly!

It actually felt a bit weird having our 'drinks of choice' readable in a magazine, but that's one of the things I love about scrapbooking, recording the mundane, everyday things that are otherwise forgotten.

As someone who usually adds stitching on every layout, these Prima stamps provide a quick alternative to machine stitching.  Just ink the section of the stamp you want to use, and stamp on overlapping edges of paper. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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