So many photos, so few pages!

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I’m still plodding along with my album for last year’s cruise. Oddly, when I began setting it all up week-end before last I HONESTLY thought I would be finished by now. Huh?

There were almost 3,000 photos I took on that cruise and I thought I’d been done in 12 days. The word “delusional” comes to mind, lol. 🙂 875 photos for the ten hours we were crossing the Panama Canal alone!

In the end I decided to do three double-page spreads on the crossing but I could have done an entire album. I may just do that but not until I’ve caught up on ALL my albums. Here’s my double-page on the locks.

Panama CanalThirty-four photographs in total are on this double-page spread. Some may say too many but there’s still 334 more on the locks I didn’t use!

Scrapbooking – always a love/hate relationship between it and I – the end results however are ALWAYS worth it! 🙂

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Following a plan!

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With my latest scrapbook, I thought I’d approach it differently by actually preparing a sketch for each page BEFORE I began work. This is what I’ve just completed.

Puerto Vallarta

Nothing fancy as this was a lazy day for us at this port of call so there weren’t many photos or memorabilia.

Oh how clever I felt as I pulled out my chosen papers to commence my work with a sketch by my side. This is the sketch for the page I’ve just completed.

PV Sketch

See any similarities between the two? Nope, there aren’t any except the size of the photographs. That was the ONLY thing I didn’t change, lol! 😉

I was at a crop earlier this year where a group of the gals had these incredible books with page after page of scrapbook layouts. Not long until the next crop, hope they bring those books with them!



Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

And so it begins again…

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The whiteboard has been cleaned off in preparation of the next album to be created and completed with its pages now mapped out upon it.

2013 Cruise Outline - here we go again!

Looks so easy set out neatly on the white-board doesn’t it? Shame about the 2,918 photos to trawl through in order to choose what I need, lol. Good thing I love what I do (most of the time…)! 🙂

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Scrapbooking a NOT so good day!

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One of the ports of call on our 2012 Cruise was Norfolk, Virginia. Our shore excursion for this port was what we thought was going to be a morning on a Tall Ship. Granted we going from one ship to another, but I’ve sailed a Tall Ship in Sydney Harbor and it was just so much fun that I wanted to have this same experience with my family.

Well, it wasn’t actually a Tall Ship it was a Schooner and as far as Schooners go, it was very nice. It just wasn’t a Tall Ship. It was smaller. It was cold. The crew was dull. We were bored. We actually had more fun afterwards discovering Hooters!

Scrapbooking this day proved difficult, as disappointing as the morning had been, we’d ended up having a lovely day. There just weren’t that many photos to show this happy ending so what I did was print out only six photos in the style of the old photo booths, attaching them to the page of memorabilia we’d collected.

Single Scrapbook Page - Norfolk - a NOT so great day!

In hindsight as I look at this page now, I wish I’d stamped-off some of The Open Sea Stamps near what would become the edges to the memorabilia just to give it a little more depth. Actually the World Map would have been perfect. Oh well, next time!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Scrapbooking Process…

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Everyone it seems scrapbooks in their own unique way.

The way “I” scrapbook seems so straight-forward and logical but eyes have rolled when my “lists” have been seen. Seriously, am I the ONLY person in the scrapbooking world who makes a list when making up a scrapbook, particularly a Vacation Scrapbook? I don’t think so!

Initially the MAIN pages are listed and, as is the case now with doing scrapbooks years after the vacation happened, OTHER pages are then slotted in as my memory is prompted. This is what a list of mine looks like.

North American Cruise Album List

Yep, that’s a white-board – oh how I love a good white-board!

The arrows pointing to the right are in-fact pointing to my “Canada” albums that require commencing. The “plan“, I NOW remember, was to basically do two of each page I created – one for the Canadian Album and one for the United States Album. It didn’t happen. Oops!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

Silver Lined Mojo Monday!

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I was this close, THIS close to having my Mojo Monday actually completed and posted on Monday but the heat conquered all. My energy levels were sapped after a day in Terrace. Oh. My. Goodness. Wasn’t it hot?! Anyways, here is my card.

Mojo354 - Silver Heart Vellum - JIF

As you can see I was in a short and squat mood so went for a 6″x6″ Whisper White Cardstock base with a Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver Hearts overlay. Oh, here’s this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo Monday Sketch 354For the rectangles I’ve used Brushed Silver (p.193) for the long, skinny one and Silver Foil (p.193) for both the remaining rectangles. The smallest one I cut with the Fringe Scissors (p.215), yes, they WERE carried over from the Spring Catty!

Mojo354 - Silver Heart Vellum - Fringe - JIF

The ribbon is the beautiful Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon. Which reminds me, I’m in the process of doing up Ribbon Shares that is, bundles of one-yard of each ribbon in each ribbon group. If you are interested in a Ribbon Bundle please email me. The flowers are Dollar Store specials whilst the Pearl Strings from Creative Zone.

Mojo354 - Silver Heart Vellum - Ribbon and Beads - JIF

Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Thinlits: Label Card
Ribbon: Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Magnetic Board, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen

Don’t forget to let me know if you are interested in any of the Ribbon Shares. Next week I’ll post a list of prices and exactly what lengths all the ribbons will be. The majority will be cut in one-yard lengths but with the likes of Bakers Twine I’m sure it will be a tad longer, lol!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


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Yes that’s right, drum-roll please… my 2012 cruise album is COMPLETE, woo hoo!

2012 Cruise Album

It took awhile to find my groove once again with scrapbooking but this last week I’ve really enjoyed it. Not many of the pages are intricate or involved but I like them.

This double-page below is a perfect example of a quick and clean layout of mine. Simple yet effective PLUS I finally had an opportunity to use some fabric labels that have been in my stash for the longest time! 🙂

Family Photo

How’s your scrapbooking going this summer? Or you busy creating memories to scrap once the children are back in school in the fall? Whatever you are doing, I hope you are keeping cool! 🙂

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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