Monday 12 January 2015

The Memory Nest - Make It Monday 32

Welcome to my blog on this very exciting day. Today I get to share my first ever page as a member of The Memory Nest's design team. Can't tell you how thrilling this is - to actually be on a DT where I can create scrapbook pages - a dream come true!

Here's the sketch:

Every year I start my new album with a sort of title page, setting out my aspirations for the year ahead. So it seemed very appropriate to use my first ever DT creation for my first page of my 2015 album.

I simply squashed up the two sides of the sketch so that they met in the middle and moved the title down a bit.

Instead of using three layers of paper for each block I stamped a grid for the back layer and used a scrap of camera printed transparency for the second layer. This enabled me to keep a lighter more CAS feel to my page.

The photo was a selfie taken looking into my bathroom mirror with my husband's DSLR camera. I'm very much a novice with this camera, but intend to get to grips with it this year and have already booked a beginner's workshop.

I printed my text on the computer and trimmed it into strips before adhering to a journalling card. I then added sprinkles as bullet points and jazzed up the flowers with buttons, more sprinkles and a stamped fussy cut camera.

Paper: American Crafts, Shimelle Hopper
Journalling card: Simple Stories, I {HEART} SUMMER
Alpha: American Crafts thickers, stroll
Stanps: Kaisercraft, grid; Bo Bunny, Mama-Razzi
Ink: SU, marina mist; Memento, tuxedo black
Embellishments: doodlebug sprinkles, blue jean asst.; buttons from my stash  

This year I'm taking part in Ali Edward's One Little Word class again. This will be my third year and my new word is REAL. Hence the 'get real' in my aspirations. At the moment it's all about making sure I have a reality check before saying YES and then bemoaning the fact that I haven't got time for the things I really want to do. I'm interested to see how this develops and impacts on my decisions over the year.

Part of 'getting real' also feels connected with living and enjoying what I'm doing right now, this moment, instead of constantly thinking about what comes next. And of course as a blogger and scrapbooker I've got to tell the story!

Thank you for visiting my blog today, hope you enjoyed looking and will pop over to The Memory Nest to check out the other DT creations. And if card making is more your sort of thing it's perfectly ok to use the sketch for this instead. Hope to see you there!

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  1. Hi Jane - I too am so thrilled to be a new member of The Memory Nest's DT! I LOVE your take on the sketch - the grid stamp is awesome - as is your cool photo and your journaling message! So looking forward to working with you and the rest of the DT! ((Hugs))~ Sherri

  2. Love your layout and your goals for the new year are perfect!

  3. Hi Jane! I LOVE what you did and are doing this year! Will be watching it evolve here! The stamped grid is wonderful and love that selfie and story!

  4. I love this layout. And I love how you scrapped your goals/aspirations for the year - what a fantastic idea. Welcome to The Memory Nest Design team. You are an incredible scrapbooker and I am excited to see what you create.

  5. Wonderful page. You have inspired me to do more scrapbook ink. Love your page, and congrats on the DTS spot. You're gonna be great.


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