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AnninGlos Report 11 Aug 2009 20:43

Used to use Trueprint many years ago and they weren't bad.

Will definitely look out for that magazine although it is a bit pricy, are there any give aways with it to jack the price up?


CherryBlossom Report 11 Aug 2009 20:56

No, no freebies with this one. Used to get the magazine For Keeps which was about the same price but that always had something nice as a giveaway.

I think this may be more expensive as there appears to be very little advertising and loads of pages ideas and layouts.


JustJean Report 12 Aug 2009 06:56

Talking of photos , Ann, heres your reminder, for the Lakes page please..
more rain again I wanted to go out and snap a few....

Jean x


AnninGlos Report 12 Aug 2009 08:33

It is a bit dark here today Jean but I will try and get a photo of the page.


CherryBlossom Report 12 Aug 2009 13:45

Hi Ladies

For those interested in making mini scrapbook albums - Scrapbooking Trends (the American website - http://www.scrapbooktrendsmag.com/index.html) is allowing free access to their Mini Albums 2008 book. I've downloaded loads of pages of ideas for mini albums - there are some lovely ideas for layouts, journalling and embellishments which could be made into larger pages if you don't want to do small pages/albums.


AnninGlos Report 12 Aug 2009 14:47

thank you Ninja lady, I have had a look, some interesting ideas there.


LindaB Report 12 Aug 2009 15:41

Hello everyone..

You all seem very busy...

I am trying to write an introduction for my FH scrapbook...I seem to have a mental block at the moment...trying to make it interesting and not getting bogged down with too many dates lol. I only have a couple more pages of photos to do and then I can start my next FH scrapbook.

I am also busy knitting baby clothes for our new grandson to be...due in November. I haven't knitted for a good few years and was a bit dubious as my fingers are not as flexible as they were...I have problems when I am doing any fine paper cutting. However the lady at the wool shop advised me to use bamboo needles and I have found them to be wonderful and up to now I have had no problems.

Thanks NinjaLady...I will look out for the magazine at the weekend and I will have a look at the website.

I have printed out many of the layouts from ukscrappers...some really good ideas which I wouldn't have thought about.



JustJean Report 12 Aug 2009 15:50

Ann , many thanks for the pages, they are great, I love the Lakes, we were hoping to get a few days, later . we have done a couple of days in the travel lodge at Burton - in- Lonsdale, only takes us a couple of hours to get there always stop at Kirkby Lonsdale for lunch...I have some nice photos taken at
Stourbridge quite a while ago,it was on the tele earlier today , nice to see again..also of the Cotswolds, another lovely place.I do like Gardens though.
we have been to Bodnant Gardens nr Llandudno, and always manage to get caught in the rain..lol...thanks once again, always pleased to get photos ,I am quite boring when I want to show piccies , peoples eyes glaze over..lol...

loveJean xx


AnninGlos Report 12 Aug 2009 16:31

Linda, difficult to keep it brief and make it interesting to grab a non believer's attention!!

Jean glad you got them OK, I think out of the three Hidcote is my favourite, although I have to add, that one is the left hand side of a double page spread.


SarahSalopianScrapper Report 12 Aug 2009 17:34

Glad to see that everyone is doing more crafting than me. Seem to have reached a total stalemate, either I don't have time to do anything or when I have the time have no inclination. Am off to a crop on sunday though and hopefully that will encourage me to do something.

I am loving the scrapbook trends magazine and have been buying it since the first issue. It's actually an american mag re-edited for the UK market and I like that they just give you the photos of the LOs and don't blind you with step by step guides to getting a certain look. I want the inspiration for my own pages not to create something that is indentical to someone elses. Can you tell I have issue with class kits LOL


AnninGlos Report 12 Aug 2009 17:40

I do agree though Sarah, if we all follow the instructions we will be turning out identical pages.


LindaB Report 13 Aug 2009 13:04

I don't know if anyone has tried this...

I have looking around for some chipboard swirls to use as templates without success...I wanted to use this element I had seen on a page layout in Scrapbook Inspirations.

I have just scanned the picture layout into a file on my pc....cropped till I just had the swirl and printed it out in all different sizes. I am going to trace the outlines (using tracing paper) on to card so I can use them as templates. I hope this makes sense.

I am feeling quite pleased with my self LOLOL.



CherryBlossom Report 13 Aug 2009 13:25

What a brilliant idea, Linda!! Will remember that for future use.

I've just got some small (4"x2.5") laminating pouches to do tiny pages and then laminate them. I'll punch a hole through each page and then hold them together with a ribbon. Perfect for putting in my handbag (to show off my grandson) as the pages won't get damaged or scuffed.


AnninGlos Report 13 Aug 2009 15:33

Jean, thank you very much for my birthday card, it is lovely, a real scrappers card!

I am having a lovely day. went Evesham Country park, had a short walk. Then had lunch in the garden centre, bought a few things in the shops then picked some blackberries and some plums which were growing wild in a track off the country park, wouldn't have picked them but they w ere rotting.. Came back to The range at Cheltenham and bought some craft stuff.
Thank you Daff too for the pressy

Ann xx


CherryBlossom Report 13 Aug 2009 15:34

Happy birthday Ann!!!


LindaB Report 13 Aug 2009 16:03

Happy Birthday Ann!

Linda x


JustJean Report 13 Aug 2009 16:15

Happy birthday again Ann..lol...cause your worth it......

Love Jean x


AnninGlos Report 13 Aug 2009 16:36

Thank you ladies.



AnninGlos Report 13 Aug 2009 17:03

Jean, just seen about your holiday, what happened there? What a shame.


JustJean Report 13 Aug 2009 18:39

Ann, we got a phone call,just as I was making the cheque out, to say the one we wanted wasnt available, we need twin beds , so a double wont do, never mind we will get something I am sure, just needed J to get better before we booked anywere.we will try in September after the kids go back to school....

love Jean x