Thursday, May 17, 2012

When old photos aren't all that...

I've been having a massive sort out of old photos - hence the wireless silence on here recently.  My biggest problem is that when I began scrapbooking, I wildly sorted through packets and packets of photos to find the perfect photo for whatever I was doing at the time, and didn't keep all the photos together.  Over the years they have become more and more mixed up as I kept on searching.

Now I am being ruthless - my pre-digital photos are now in these categores - rubbish photos - out!  Average photos - stay in packets; good photos - in divided page protectors, complementing the best photos which are scrapped 12x12.

Along the way I found some photos of Sweden, a country I used to visit often as I worked with the Nordic Marketing Centre at my company.  I didn't have a very good camera in those days and lots of the photos aren't all that really.  So rather than chuck them, as I don't have too many, I decided to trim the good bits off and the layout below is a good summary of the Sweden I experienced.  I am really pleased as none of them merited scrapping, or even keeping really, but with this lovely woodgrain paper have made a great memory keeper for my travel album.

Materials:  MME Miss Caroline PP, Cricut Die Cuts use SC Woodgrain no. 1,  ticket by Anna Griffin, Washi Tape from Le Box Boutique on Etsy, Tin Pin and Star - Studio Calico, Pearls from Stash, Alphabet Letters by Basic Grey.

Thanks to Debbie for use of her lovely Paper Lace cartridge and the Cricut.  Thanks to Daisychain888 on UKS for the lovely doiley.  I discovered on this layout that you can punch washi tape, but it's better to de-stick it first!!

9 comments:

Claireliz said...

Lovely layout & a great way to use those photos :D
C xx

Jo said...

That is a great LO Ali and a fantastic way to use those photos. I shall remember this when I'm looking through my old photos xx

Sandra said...

Such a good idea Ali and I really like your idea of sorting old photos too with the divided page protectors idea. I am sorting old photos a lot at the moment and sometimes feel a bit overcome with them all as most really aren't all that good.

fatmonica said...

I love how you've used the photos.It's a great layout.

sutty said...

It's great Ali...I need to sort through my old photos too, but there are quite a few :)

Elaina said...

What a great idea and you have ended up with a LO to be proud of. I love it.

Alix said...

those photos look great to me! love your LO

Lorna said...

I love this layout. What a great idea. You are becoming a UKS homepage regular.

x

ali k said...

Tab idea and I love your wood grain paper - total result :)