Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I did it!

I finally did it, I made a blog ... now what will I use this for??? Occasionally I guess I'll write something about my life, just for me to remember some important dates, some kind of journal, but most of all I will be using this to show the LO's I make. I was a bit hesitant at first, I've only been scrapping a few months, and I still have so much to learn, but I figured there are a lot of beginners like me, who like to learn new techniques without feeling overwhelmed by the gorgeous LO's posted all over the net. So I'll be sharing the techniques I've learned so far, easy ones with don't require too much skill LOL.

I'm not going to upload all my LO's, though at the rate I create there aren't that many ... If you are interested, you can visit my gallery at scrapbook.com here

This is my personal favorite so far:

This is my daughter Chloë, happily posing, one of my girls' favorite pasttimes... lucky me LOL!!! Although I have to say, I love the bottom picture the best ... she didn't know I took that one, I told her to wait for a minute while I was doing something else, so she stopped posing ... and that turned out to be my personal favorite of the shoot!

Not much mystery about the how-to of this LO: I distressed the papers with my scissors and I added a doily of which I inked the edges red. The title and tree branch were made out of a cereal box and inked with several brown tints. I drew and cut out the bird, and chalked the edges of its body and the entire wings. The flowers were cut out of pattern paper. I then drew leaves on both sides, which I stitched. I love stitching on paper, it's so easy and it just adds that something extra to a LO.


  1. This is such a beautiful layout! I love the chalking, it adds such a great touch! tfs :)

  2. Congratulations Peggy on your new blog!
    It's fabulous that I'm finally able to meet you properly! Soooo HI!

    Your LO is gorgeous - just like your daughter!

    Happy blogging (and I think your English is excellent!)

  3. What a beautiful layout. No one would ever know you are new to this addiction.

  4. Leuk dat je ook een blog hebt, ik ben al benieuwd naar je werkjes en ik kom zeker en vast af en toe eens kijken. Je maakt heel mooie en originele lay-outs.

    Prettige feestdagen gewenst voor u en uw familie.

    En heel erg bedankt voor het heel leuke berichtje dat je op mijn blog gepost hebt.


  5. congratulations Peggy on starting up a blog! I look forward to checking in regularly!!


  6. Hello, my sweet friend!! I'm sorry I didn't post to you when I first saw your blog, but I literally created mine right after I saw yours, lol! I guess you're the one who finally got me into gear about doing it. ;)

    Yours is beautiful by the way!! I'm so glad you decided to start it and explain all of your techniques because you're really amazing at giving descriptions/directions. I can't wait to see what you do next!


  7. I totally forgot to say how much I ADORE this layout!! This is one of my favs of yours as well. ;) My favorite part of it is those stitched leaves...amazing. Keep up the beautiful work my friend!

  8. Hey Paggey... Just wanted to say hi. Hope all is well with everyone. Like I said I still getting adjusted to the whole blogger thing. Feel like fool though cause these computer things are usually very simple for me. Cant quite grasp this concept yet. But I will continue trying. TAKE CARE OF YOU!!! GOD BLESS!