Friday, 28 February 2014

Channeling Celeste Smith:

on The Get It Scrapped blog today:



Stefanie Semple says, “I have had Rome on my bucket list since I first developed a bucket list, with visiting the Colosseum ( or Flavian Amphitheatre as it should be known) a top priority.”
“Celeste often adds strips of patterned papers at the top and bottom edges of her canvas, frequently using striped prints trimmed to run in many short lines (vs. a few long ones). The photos always steal the show on Celeste’s layouts, but her titles are also prominent. She often embellishes with buttons and stitches down her paper strips.”
“Inspired by Celeste, I’ve got a prominent photo, clear title, striped prints, border strips, stitching and buttons. As much as I was channeling Celeste, I think this is close to my own style too.” 

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Inspired by Woodland Creatures.

My layout is featured on the Get It Scrapped blog:
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Scrapbook Layout Designs Inspired by Woodland Scenes



Scrapbook Page Layout Designs Inspired by Woodland Settings  | Get It ScrappedWoodland motifs–like acorns, deer, owl, fox, forest scenes, and stag–are great for scrapbook layout designs of outdoor scenes, holidays, and child play. There’s plenty of woodland inspiration to be found in decor, storybooks, stationery, and even fashion.
The scrapbook pages here look to more than the motifs for inspiration — rather, they pull from the styling of woodland scenes we’ve found. From sweet storybook illustration to Nordic Modern prints and bright graphic woodlands, there is a great breadth in styling of these scenes.
See our woodland Pinterest boards for more inspiration: WOODLAND MOTIF  andWOODLAND STYLE

inspired by a woodland shadowbox vignette

Scrapbook Page Layout Designs Inspired by Woodland Settings | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped
Rudolph by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Scrap Orchard’s freebie collab called Winter Wonderland, namely CrossBone Cuts Designs: Wordart; Down This Road Designs: deer; Chelle’s Creations: red scarf and Wood paper back ground; Ziggle Scraps : Toadstools; Bella Gypsy: red (banner) paper, Green (scallop) paper and blue snowflake back ground papers.
Stefanie Semple says, “I loved visiting Germany and seeing how they decorate for Christmas. The reindeer in my photo caught my eye and I snapped a shot.”
“My inspiration came from a vignette of a plastic deer figurine in a wooden shadowbox backed up by a patchwork of floral prints. I liked the simplicity of the design, the wooden frame, and the cute deer against the pieced background.”
“I used a portrait-oriented photograph and made a shelf below it with ribbon. I added a cute pieced deer embellishment and added a scarf to it to match that in the inspiration piece. I resized and placed toadstools around the deer’s feet, added my journaling and the date centered above the photo, and used woodgrain paper to echo that of the wooden frame. I kept the design simple, so one would want to read why this photo was taken.” 


Sunday, 16 February 2014

It's not like I'm going to MARRY the guy.

My love story as shared on the Get it Scrapped Blog:




Stefanie Semple says, “I have wanted to tell the story of our first date for a very long time and am glad to have finally done it. I included a photo that I googled of the movie poster, other than that the muted shades of grey, red and pops of turquoise add a little zap of colour from the neutral back ground paper that I used for the journaling. The story is what this layout is all about so I wanted to make it easy to read. I created a visual triangle with clusters, top left with the title, this also helps to set the scene. The eye then moves right to the photo where I have added the date back in 1987. The male and female icons, in the bottom left cluster are nondescript, because I didn’t want this to be an overly romantic layout, even though there are hearts as a motif they are small and subtle as our love story was only beginning.  
Journaling: “His plan was to invite me to a horror movie first, knowing that I would decline it and then suggest the Bond movie, trusting that I would feel obligated to say yes to that option. Little did he know that I was really wanting to see the Living Daylights and having it be a date was an even better option.
When I told my friend, Allison at Varsity she told me not to lead him on if I wasn’t interested and my famous last words to her were: “It’s not like I’m going to MARRY the guy!”
In true Andrew style, he left things to the last minute so instead of going to the 8pm show we caught the 10 o’clock at the Golden Acre.  My mother wanted to meet him so he came around for supper first and arrived 45 minutes late. He said he hadn’t expected the traffic to be so heavy, and he didn’t want to appear too eager. I thought he wasn’t going to make it and was sitting watching tv with a cat on my lap – which is why it was my Mother that answered the door when he eventually arrived. He was a typical student and loved having a home cooked meal.
After the movie we chatted in is car for a bit and then he came home with me for coffee.
Little did I know that would be the first date of many, and that 25+ years later we’d be married and responsible for Allison meeting her Hubby as well.”

Saturday, 8 February 2014