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Hey all my name is Samantha, I'm 33 from England. Engaged. I have been handcrafting cards since I can remember from making mothers day cards at nursery to selling them to friends and family now. I love seeing the reactions on peoples faces when you make a unique handcrafted card just for them. I have also been a keen scrapbooker/photographer since I was about 5 when my parents started to foster and I always kept a scrapbook for each child we cared for - which goes with them to their new families so they don’t forget any precious memories of their childhood.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

December Daily - Tags

Last year when I was in America I saw the DCWV Advent Calendar Kit as per below photos as soon as I saw it I wanted it! But not to make an Advent calendar I wanted to make a December Daily like I have saw loads of people do on YouTube.

I made a 6x6 album from a cheap Click-Ring folder which I cut down and covered in it in the Chipboard from the pack. I also used some vintage red card and the white scalp boarder which is cut from the packaging.

I made the tags almost to as directed in the instructions but I altered a few of them as there was either too much embellishment for one little tag or I wanted to keep the embellishment for another project :-)

I will start the inside pages from the 1st December which I may video if I have time. I will be using a mixture of recycled cardboard, envelopes and cardboard packaging which I will cover with patterned paper for the pages all with a variation on size.

Made a video of me making some of the tags and of the completed album cover. Sorry you will have to ignore my ramblings :-)

Thanks for looking
Sam x

My scrapbook story and progression over the years

My parents have fostered since I was 5 and for as long as I can remember we have made each child a scrapbook to take with them when they left us. It started off a big multi coloured sketch pad which me and my Mam would sit and cut out the photos I would stick them in and Mam would write a little journaling by each one. My Mam said I took over full time when I was about 13-14 when I was a dab hand on the computer and would type all journaling up, add clipart,  print out and glue on the photos on A4 paper and put in wallets in a clip ring binder. I don't think I got into proper scrapbooking with patterned paper and embellishments till a few years ago. I don't really remember how it started I think it was when we first visited Florida and I discovered Michael's!
I must admit looking back on some of the pages I've made which I hate and really want to re-do just dunno if its a good idea as it shows my progression in getting better, well I think getting better :-)

Here are some of my old pages from 1997 and 2002:

I made a quick video below.

Thanks for watching
Sam x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

New Arrival - Ava Francesca Wright.

I am an Aunt once again.

My brother has just let me know that Claire my sister-in-law had a little girl 7lb7 at 7:23 this morning.

Ava Francesca Wright.

She is the double of Amelia when she was born :-) So I have a new Album to start for this little lady.

Take Care All


Friday, 11 November 2011

Memorial/Remembrance Scrapbook page

Hi All

Memorial/Remembrance Day today.

Made a quick page tonight with a paper poppy. 

I think it turned out ok

Mixture of papers K&Company - Urban and unknown paper from local craft store.

Elements are from K&Company Life's Journey - Torn Envelopes and Rebecca Sower Nostalgiques - Postal Pieces.

Hope I've done them proud!
Love and Support to all the Service Men and Women Past and Present!!

Sam x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Scrapbook 12x12 Page Swap and my TakeOne

Hey Guys

Hope your all well

Quick video below of some pages I have done.

Kerry Denyer on Youtube asked if I would do a 12x12 Christmas swap this is the page she has made for me - I love it!!

I used the TAKEONE from SJ and used an idea from one of my old pages to incorporate into my new page for Kerry. Hope she likes it :-)

Papers are by DCWV - Holiday Collection - The Christmas Stack

Papers used:
K&Company - Urban
Some scraps from Smirk 2x12 Love and Friendship and Naughty but Nice (for cupcakes)

Paper used:
Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection

I also wanted to share an altered project Ive made but already gave away.
I used one of my dads size 12 shoe boxes to make a memory box.

Thanks for taking the time to view :-)

Love Sam