Milestones

Documenting our children’s milestones is probably one of the reasons that we scrapbook.  If we’re not careful, we can quickly forget details about an event.  My son left junior school last year, he said goodbye to classmates that he’d had for 7 years.

Milestones - a Technologic layout

I used the Technologic collection as a backdrop for my story.  The great colours are a great compliment to my fairly monochrome photographs.  I used the cogs border sticker as the starting point for my layout.  I trimmed the graph paper so that it stopped below the border.

Farewell Detail

A technique that I love to use is to ‘stencil’ shapes as part of my embellishment cluster. This is an easy technique to add depth to your embellishments. I created a circle stencil (punch a circle from some card) and used Distress Ink to colour. I then used the same circle to add a dotted line.

Farewell Detail

I added more die-cut cogs and icons behind my photos so that it seems to flow across the page.

Farewell Detail

Lastly, a small tag in the top left corner holds the journalling (I’ve added the names of the children shown in the photos).

Be sure to check out the Technologic collection here.

Happy scrapping.

Morag x

The Latest Gadget

Do you find that it can be a challenge to get some great boy-themed scrapbook supplies?  I know I have.  So when I discovered the Technologic collection sitting in my pizza box I was overjoyed!

Latest Gadgets - a Technologic layout

The collection features cogs and gears as well as some great icons such as robots, stars and iPods. The colours are bright without being garish – perfect for so many subjects. There are matching stickers and die-cuts which are brilliant for enhancing a layout.  I used the border stickers along the top of my layout to allow me to cluster some of the die-cut pieces.

My DS started senior school last year and has since become more gadget-conscious.

I balanced out my embellishments by putting more die-cut pieces just below my title, layering them in a cluster framing my photo.  It’s a great idea to use foam tape to add a little depth.  A little more sewing helps to ground these embellishments.

You can find the Technologic collection here.  Be sure to pop back to see more projects from the collection soon.

Morag x