Friday, 1 June 2007

Everything stops for Tea!

A pleasantly surprising visit to the cookieblog by Aman Stubbington (Pencillines design team-type lady) led me on a cyber wandering that took me here, to the Love to Scrap's Happenings blog. As my scrapping mojo's been flagging again of late I decided to give their "routine's" challenge a go and also decided that I'd make it part of an A-Z book of me. I'm doing an 8x8 album - not a size I'm used to scrapping, which was actually a pleasant change of scenery - it was nice to have a smaller space to fill. Of course, me being me, I couldn't possibly start an A-Z of me at the letter A.... so I started with T instead (or should that be tea?). Any of you who've been reading my blog since the start are used to my random tea related ramblings - and those of you who haven't been reading since the start, well, you'll just have to click on the link if you want to see the waffle about the big yellow teapot.

Here's the LO anyway:


The remit was to scrap about something that you do as part of your routine, and my daily time out with tea and choccie biccies was the first thing that came to mind.

I've used SEI Twitterpated paper and stickers (freebies with my SI subscription this year - yey!), Papermania brads and metal-rimmed tag.

Thinking about this LO and about scrapping in general recently has led my brain off down yet another tangent. To this:

Things I'm finding out about my scrapping style #1: Form an orderly queue!

So, as much as I'd like to think I can be a random, quirky and off the cuff kind of scrapper, what I've actually come to realise is that I like things orderly. Not necessarily straight lines - I love a good curve as much as the next scrapper - but I like things to look structured, and even, and balanced. I have difficulty getting asymmetric LOs to look right - something in my brain makes me move things around until they're back to being even again. I'm going to go on the look out for some asymmetric sketches and try a couple of deliberately off-kilter LOs to see if I can get them to work for me.

I'm thinking this whole "what's my style" thing could prove to be quite an interesting journey (for me anyway, you're probably yawning already ;)) - I'll have to wait to see what else I can discover about my scrapping along the way. Onwards and upwards and all that.



Lou said...

Love it hun! I love the cardstock you've used and I've just bought the same brads so obviously love them!!

As for the scrapping style thing, I can definately see a 'Marie style' in your stuff, just don't know how to put it into words!!

Unknown said...

Fantastic layout, love that paper. I here you about the tea, I cant start the day without a cup of coffee!

Unknown said...

is that your handwriting?!?!!!!! please tell me you typed that & printed it!!

Unknown said...

Yes Jaime... that's my handwriting. IN MY DREAMS!!! LOL.

It's a handwriting font called Angelina. Which can you can get here:

love M

Unknown said...


thank heavens. you are a mortal after all. LOL :)