Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Scrapjack...

I've been meaning to "scrap" these pictures for awhile. So I just pulled them out and decided to use this scrapjack to get them done. The picture isn't that great, but after 20 shots it is the best I could do. (Asthma meds made my hands a little too shaky. Plus, I got too frustrated with trying to stitch it together with PSE.)
When I do pages for my girls' portraits, I make pockets on the layouts to be able to keep all the pictures and the order receipt for each sitting together. If there are a lot of extra pictures, I make gussetted pockets. I sew the pockets on to make them really stay. If you decide to do this, make sure you use the longest stitch on your sewing machine. Too short a stitch will perforate the papers.

This is the part that Sunshine liked the best of the whole page. She thought it was so cool that I pleated the paper.

4 comments:

Virginia said...

That is genius to do pocket pages for the extra photos. I am so going to do that. I had tons of Easter portraits that didn't get scrapped and I wasn't sure what to do with them.

I love the little detail of the pleated paper- super cool. :)

waterlilie said...

I love the idea of the pockets..never thought about that...and that page is so beautiful!

Disney Scrapper said...

Mary this is gorgeous. I love the details and of course the picture. Seems like you have found the "you" in scrapbooking.

Deborah said...

Thanks for sharing these ideas (pocket and pleating) - would never have thought of either!

And what a darling portrait!