Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Scrapbooking I Will Go!!!


Well it's a new year and I've decided to try my hand at a bit of scrapbooking!!! I've never been a scrapbooker but then 18 months ago I wasn't a card maker either, and it's a new decade so time to attempt a new challenge!!! I decided to use some of the gorgeous DPs and embellishments I had in my DT pack from The Stamp Spot - and came up with a page for my first DT day back there - this is an 8"x8" layout - start small - LOL - I have a whole Debutante Ball album to begin soon........

I had also bought some wonderful Kaiser rub-ons from The Stamp Spot last year - I've always loved the look of rub-ons but have had "issues" transferring them properly - but these worked fine - maybe because I didn't leave them to last and then worry I was going to stuff everything up if I messed it up  - and then messed up because I was stressed about it - LOL!!!!

I chose a couple of pictures of my son and nephew spending time together at St.Kilda beach on New Year's Eve - my nephew was staying with us from London so wasn't used to hot walks along the beach at this time of year!!! We had planned to go for a swim after a wonderful lunch and before heading home, but the beach was strewn with jelly fish - YUK - check out this picture of my son dodging them. The storm clouds were starting to roll in so it was all happening - the storm hit later almost causing the midnight fireworks to be cancelled!!!
The CS is from Stampin' Up but all the DP's, rub-ons and embellishments are from The Stamp Spot Online Store. I hope you pop over to The Stamp Spot Blog and check out what other fabulous inspiration the DT are coming up with too - the rest has done everyone's mojo the world of good - LOL.

xXx

20 comments:

Fran said...

Your page is amazing! you deserve extra credit for creating something so great and not being a scrapbooker :) It definitly has WOW factor. I really must start scrapbooking again, I have been thinking about it lately, but since I found cards it has taken a back seat

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Deb,
Your page looks great. The colours are perfect.
I don't think I've ever seen so many jellyfish.
Luvya,
Shaz

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What an AWESOME page Debbie! LOVe the layout and colors! I am SO not a scrapbooker...I am afraid of all that space to fill! LOL!

Leigh said...

Debbie, what a wonderful page. Yep, the jelly fish can be a bit of problem hey? They are up here too.

Cheryl said...

WOW,what an amazing first page,you are a natural!!! The only thing I have trouble with sometimes,is switching from a small 6x6 card to a large 12x12 page so much more room to decorate.....lol.....
xx

Liam said...

Wow. Love the scrapbook page. Great first attempt. Oh how amazing all those jellyfish. I have never seen that before on the NSW beaches. Is it normally like that?. Nice to see you back with more inspiration.

Liam

Sue said...

Debbie, WOW, the beach, ice cream and flip flops, then those jellyfish!!!!! Interesting to look at so many on the beach, I had to enlarge to get a better look! Ewwwwww...

Loved your scrapebook page, same detail you always apply to your cards and projects and a bigger palet to boot. Very nice and fun to look back on.

Lynda said...

Doffin' my cap to you Debbie. I love the fact that u have challenged yourself to do a s'book page. It is amazing. The corner embellishment is amazing and luv the way you have tied in all the colours. Look fwd to seeing more. ooxx

Mandy Schiller said...

Cool page Debbie! Glad to see you joined the scrappin world. Happy New year to you!!!!

Mandyxx

Stamp and Smile said...

How cute Debbie! Great way to share a special time with your son and nephew at the beach... and warm too! Fabulous embellies and layout... :)

Enjoy your day and keep cool!! BIG smiles coming your way... :)

Stampin Mindy said...

This layout is great! Beautiful papers and embellishments!

Kristy Young said...

Love it Debbie! I think you should scrapbook more often!
eeeewww to all the jelly fish!
Kristy xo

Annmaree said...

Welcome to the dark side of scrapbooking! heheh Love it, great page!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh boy now you have ME thinking about scrapbooking. LOL I love your page, I believe you are a natural and just never knew it!Have a great day!! ~Donna

sandra said...

Great work as always!!!

And I have award for you on my blog!
Come pick it up!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Karen said...

Good on ya Deb for starting the year trying some scrapbooking! Your page is awesome!!!

I have resigned myself to the fact that I am not a scrapbooker, so will stick to my cards! lol

Karen
x

Kellie Winnell said...

OMG Debbie this is amazing! For someone that "says" (think she's lying, hehe) she doesn't scrapbook this is absolutely gorgeous, Mrs wonder women I think I shall name you, bahaha, love it! Can not wait to see more!
Hugs Kel xx

Leonie said...

I cant believe this is your first attempt! It's awesome! You have such a good eye Debbie :)

Philippa said...

Wow congrat's on your scrapbook page. You did a great job. Whatever you turn your mind too you can do.

Yuk, yuk on the jelly fish. Creepy little critters.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Okay, first of all, you are already a PRO at scrapbooking! Look at this!!! It's amazing! And isn't it fun once you get started? I'm missing my scrapbooking. If only there were more hours in a day.

And look at all those jelly fish. I've never seen such a thing in my life! What happened? Is this common?