Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Hi all. Happy 501st post! Jen G here with a few pages to share with you. Last month my siblings and I treated our parents to a big family photo shoot for their 70th birthdays. We now have 100 professional photos to celebrate our family as it is right now. Don't worry; I haven't scrapped all 100....yet! Some of the photographs were just of my boys, so I have started to scrap those. I was a bit worried about scrapping professional photos - I didn't want to "ruin" them, if you understand what I mean. I always want the focus to be on the photo in my layouts, not any techniques, but in this case I felt it was even more important. I decided to find some papers that were very unfussy - barely patterned papers. Simple Stories hit the jackpot for me. In each of their ranges they have a "Simple Basics" pack. These papers tend to have a grid or lined pattern on one side and a very subtle pattern on the reverse. The papers can also be bought singly but I have linked the packs for you below. I have created 4 pages so far and I have another work in progress on my desk which I will try to add to the blog when in is finished.


 My Boys
Here I used American Crafts DIY Thickers covered in the same paper that I stuck them onto. The 3D quality of the thickers makes the title stand out without taking over.
This time I covered the DIY Thickers with glitter.

As always thanks for looking. Leave me a comment with a link to any professional photos you have scrapped. I'd love to come and have a nosey!


Tracie said...

Loving these layouts Jen, especially the 'my boys' one! Keeping the backgrounds neutral really does help to make the gorgeous photos stand out, great post!

Tracy said...

Fabulous pages Jen, those photos are gorgeous, and you've really made them stand out. xxx

kjjc said...

these are really lovely Jen. Love your clean and simple style here.

Nat said...

Fab pages that really draw attention to those lovely pics :) Love the idea of covering the alphas with the same pattern as they are sat on, really effective xxx

Helen said...

Love the graphic look to these. Really love the Josh page though with the circles and matching embellishments on them.

Vanessa Stokoe said...

Love them Jen and the photos are fab too, they stand out beautifully.

Vanessa x