HI again, everyone
This weekend was very busy, with lots of stuff happening. We also worked on items for the upcoming Craft Show in November at church. Carolyn had bought some handmade items which we used as samples to create about 100 small gifts, decorated with mulberry paper, quotes, ribbon and stickers to sell at the craft sale. It was a great day on Saturday!
Afterwards, I felt like doing some scrapping - haven't done any since going to Windsor for a scrapbooking weekend in September (and those pictures are not even uploaded in a gallery yet. Sigh. Anyone have spare time to trade?)
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I downloaded a template from Alma Townsend for her October Template Challenge at SBE, and used the kit by Vickey Morrissey (in the July 2006 free SBE Newsletter) to create the layout. The pictures used, are not very good, but I wanted to scrap them, because of the memories, and everything happening around a sick friend. The pictures were taken on Oct. 2004, and she passed away a year later (just a year ago now).
Templates are great fun! The idea is that all the layers are in different colours of grey, and you use your stash of papers, etc. to fill the different layers to create your own layout. It is different from a sketch, in the sense that the shapes and sizes can be selected and filled. Hard to explain - try it yourself!
Links: SBE (Scrapbook-Elements) Monthly newsletter is free, you just have to sign up for it to download the gifts and learn more about challenges, digital scrapbooking, and so on.
Alma Townsend is the author and owner of The ScrapHabit, and she also had a monthly Newsletter.
Her template is available from the SBE Gallery, for the month of October, 2006, so grab it quick! Just read the info under the template to download.
1. Alma's ScrapHabit link
2. Vickey Morrissey's blog