Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Scraplifting, Cousins, Geese, Etc.

Scraplifting - a wonderful tool for those of us who have a hard time coming up with our own ideas for scrapbook layouts. You look through scrapbook magazines, online galleries, websites, blogs,etc. until you find a layout that you would like to model one of your own after. I scraplift - a lot. When Mickey and I were out the other day we visited a couple of scrapbook stores. My eye was caught by a lovely layout that I thought would be perfect for using one of my pictures of Mum. So, after getting permission from the store clerk, I took out my camera and snapped a picture of the layout. I then bought the materials I needed to duplicate it, and, after making a few 'tweaks' to the original, ended up with this layout. I am very pleased with how it turned out, especially the pearl details.

I think I want to do a layout of this Canada Goose I saw in Winnipeg last week (one of many).

...and a layout or two of these sweet cousins (my grandkids) at my birthday party on Sunday.

James (Jammers) Quist - 2 years old

Nathan Quist (8) and Mackenzie Woolf (7)

Sydney Woolf (4) and Nathan Quist (8)

And there's just got to be a good layout for this one - our oldest grandson, Jonah Quist (13), was proud to demonstrate that he has passed his grandfather (Lloyd) in height. Guess it pays to have a Dad over six feet tall, especially when your mother (our Jenny) is only 5'2".

So I'm off to search for more layouts to scraplift.