Monday, January 21, 2013

Paper and Glue. Scrapbooking for Grown-Ups.

Finally. Scrapbooking weekend show and tell.
My goal was to teach myself decent layering skills. 
While I am scrapbooking I have absolved myself from speed. 
I have no intention of doing a marathon of how many pages I can get done.
I've done that. I'm over it.  
Now I just do my favorite pics.

I lie.  I do have a goal: I try to to a page for each of the kids.  Then a few other good photos I've taken over the year.  It's really just a chance for me to get to play with paper and glue. Two of my favorite things.

I started with a page about me. Giving myself credit for taking time out to make the blog.
Next, a favorite pic I've been wanting to scrap:

 A page for my dad. 
Thomas Guide. KTOM. The Man Who Ordered In Chinese.
The layering thing intrigues me. 
Unlimited possibilities of creativity.
A mish mash of paper fun. Bits. Scraps. Play.
I tried to focus on an area and do a layering motif.
All of the patterned paper is from October Afternoon. My favorite paper company.
Tip: I buy rolls of old tickets at garage sales with scrapbooking in mind.

I did other pages at my weekend away. I will put them all into a book.
(When I get around to it. ha!)

xo jeanne.

13 comments:

  1. Love, love, love your pages - especially the one on your dad. It's so simple, but there's a world of love on that page.

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  2. What lovely, lovely pages. I so love the American style of scrapbooking. I am a card maker and I too love October Afternoon papers but the way you have used them is stunning. Your photography is wonderful too.

    Jakix

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  3. Beautiful pages, love the layering and the documentation is wonderful!

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  4. Awesome Jeanne ... hope you don't mind I shared a link to your blog on our Facebook page. Hope to see you and Linda (Fabulous 1 and Fabulous 2) at the Warehouse Sale again this year. Stop by if you're ever in the neighborhood!

    Jon (the social media/marketing guy)
    October Afternoon

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    1. Thanks so much Jon the marketing guy! I truly appreciate it.
      Linda and I are October Afternoon junkies. We swoon over the graphics/paper on a regular basis. It's embarrassing.
      But we put it to good use! Thanks for stopping in and to the FB link!
      xo Jeanne.

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  5. Those pages are gorgeous! I love everything about them. OA if my favorite. I only wish I could have gone to the sale. You lucky girl. I discovered your blog from the OA facebook post. You have great style. I cant wait to visit again and get inspired by you.

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  6. Came over from link on FB from OA. Beautiful pages! They inspire me to break out and try something new!

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  7. OMG - I was present when these pages were being born...it's so cool to see them displayed. I hope lots of people will use your ideas ....and I can say that if I were a person working at the October Afternoon place, I would certainly snap up both Jeanne and Linda as creators for the October Afternoon lines. All you can say after looking at these pages is WOW.

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  8. Love your pages, especially the one of your Dad. I loved how you journalled his story.

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  9. I actually remember talking about submitting your pages to October Afternoon while you were making them that weekend.Congratulations!

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  10. Your pages are so sweet. I haven't scrapbooked in ages and I'm really starting to miss it but at the same time am afraid to dive in. LOL.

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  11. And for the love of glue and paper, I want to scrapbook bad now too. This is me setting and confessing the intention to do this one decade. You're the witness Jeanne and the inspiration/cause. Not like I don't have several vintage suitcases of pictures and ephemera to play with. Congratulations on making the date and thanks for showing the lovely results.
    Love,
    Shalagh

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  12. I am envious that you could go to the October Afternoon warehouse sale...they have gorgeous products! You put your goodies to excellent us...beautiful layouts.

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