08/05/2011

Gottacraft and flower overload

As it was National Scrapbooking Day yesterday and I was home alone last night -rather than tidy up and do chores I decided I should celebrate the day by doing some scrapping...
Two or three times a year we get together with my cousin and his wife for a curry or a meal out somewhere,normally to celebrate our birthdays which are a day apart and Christmas.
We always end up having a really cheery time as he is naturally funny and makes us laugh constantly.Good for the soul..
I've had this photo of his wife and me from last November but hadn't got round to scrapping it.
I also hadn't broken into the latest Gottacraft kit either - so when I saw the lovely red polka dot paper,I knew just the photo!
The only thing is - I think I might have gone a bit overboard on the little flowers!
I've got a little (huge really) stash of vintagey lace and beads and buttony things and raided that too.I never think to use little flowers on layouts but thought they might look ok for a change.It was one of those- I'll just add another one times !

Do any of you scrap photos more than once? I've got a really good one of the four of us that I did a layout with a few years back when I first started scrapbooking and I really feel like doing another one with newer papers and bits- there are such lovely papers and bits around lately aren't there?
Right then, time for me to get going -shopping calls and then I might just do some more crafty stuff.
Enjoy your Sunday everyone.

11 comments:

debs14 said...

Looks perfect to me! Very pretty. It would be interesting to compare how you would do a page now to the original you did years ago so I think you really should use the other photo again.

Louise said...

oooh loving those butterflies and the flower cluster is gorgeous. i've never scrapped a photo twice...(yet) but i don't see why you can't x

scrappyjacky said...

Love the paper...goes perfectly with the photo....and I don't think you can ever have too many flowers!!!
I do have one or two photos that I really love that I've scrapped more than once.

Sian said...

The perfect paper choice Denise! And a really lovely little cluster of flowers - it's seeing layouts like this makes me a bit braver about putting flowers on my pages.

Seeing this, I think you will really like the May kit too

Rachel B said...

I love the flower embellies! I do the same though and always think I have used too many, but this is perfect. :)

Rachel B said...

I love the flower embellies! I do the same though and always think I have used too many, but this is perfect. :)

Karen said...

Yet another perfect page Denise. I think your cluster of flowers is so beautiful.

Sandra said...

oh goodness, it's just gorgeous ... oh what I wouldn't do to have a little rummage in all those lovely flowers and lace bits you have :) You've really used the kit beautifully.

Yes, I've scrapped the same photo a couple of times, and actually it's one of me, with my two cousins :) I love it (and them) so much I really enjoy scrapping it again and again.

Cheri said...

yes, all the time. I find that photos I love reappear over and over - in different albums with different purposes. But when I really like a photo, I really like it!

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your layout! The flowers are great! I don't usually scrap photos more than once - although I do occasionally if there's some sports photos for both a kid's album and the family album.
Rinda

Scrappi Sandi said...

Well it looks gorgeous to me!!!...& yes I have scrapped the same photo twice on more than one accasion!!!