Hello And Introduction (From Uk)
Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:10 AM
I've been getting the ScrapGirl emails for years and started buying items almost 2 years ago, but have not spent time in the forum previously.
I'm a mum of two (3 years and 9 months) and currently on maternity leave. I return to work in less than 2 months after almost a year away from work. I live near Oxford in UK. My scrapbooking goals are to produce a baby book for each child and to have a photobook comprising of scrap pages for each year; currently I've got a lot of work to do to achieve either of them. It would help if I took fewer pictures
However, I had a major achievement a few months ago when I completed a book for my father in law's birthday that consisted of 50 scrap pages describing a community garden he is heavily involved with. I am very pleased with the book and was very grateful for the scrapgirl subscription to get new items every month and templates to make it quicker. If you are interested you can read about it on, see a few pictures and flick through a virtual version of the book my blog.
This year I have also been confident enough to use scrapbooking to make a wedding present and birthday present, it produces such personal gifts.
I would love to know people's advice for finding time to scrapbook, how to make nice layouts quickly and any suggestions about my layouts.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:17 AM
A great way to make layouts quickly is to use templates.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 10:23 AM
I live in Yorkshire, but I used to live in Old Marston, Oxford, what a small world.
I'm really a tyke (I don't know if there is a female version tykette??). I was born in Halifax and only left the area when I went to university and got a job.
I learnt to love templates making the book for my father in law and I've been buying some every time they are on sale. I've now got more than I've found time to use
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 01:38 AM
Sounds like you know your way around the Boutique and your software, so I'll just encourage you to post your layouts, and come and visit whenever you can!
Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:50 AM
I looked at your book, it's absolutely fabulous! What a great job you have done!
Really hope to see you in the gallery soon!
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Our son, who serves in the U.S. Air Force, was stationed at RAF Croughton for three years. He lived in Bicester. We got to visit him and his family in 2006. We stayed at a working farm B&B outside of Burford. Love the Cotswolds.
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so glad you have joined our forums, we love having new people join
please feel free to ask as many questions as you need, there will always be a wonderful someone to come along and answer your questions.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 03:35 PM
Hi Kate and Welcome to ScrapGirls! Looking forward to seeing some of your fabulous layouts in the gallery!
Thank you. As it happens I've added my first layout, my son's thank you card, and it seems to be using one of your collections, Boy Joy that I love.
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