Friday 20 April 2012

Back to the Magic

I picked up this cute 8x8 Mickey Mouse album while we were on honeymoon in Orlando in 2007. Once home and scrapping, I found 8x8 scrapping wasn't my thing. I just don't work well with this size, I don't know why as I love 4x6, 6x12 and 12x12 so what's up with 8x8? Who knows, but after a few pages I was sold on the idea of giving up gracefully. Recently, I sold the 8x8 album but was left with a stack of lonely pages sitting on my craft desk.

Continuing in the stash busting spirit (and generally clearing my craft desk) I decided to repurpose my pages for some 12x12 living.

I stuck each layout onto a sheet of 12x12 cardstock and added some embellishments. For some reason my original 8x8 pages didn't have many bulky embellies. I have no idea why. I wish I could ask my former scrappy self - why so flat? Did I have an aversion to foam pads perhaps?! I also added some long awaited journalling to each page. Hey younger me - why no journalling?! Now I have some new(ish) layouts for our honeymoon album and more space on my desk.


  1. You have been busy, they all look stunning, I love the cluster of embellishments in the top layout. From these layouts I can see this will be a stunning album of your Trip :)

  2. They look great & fab idea of reworking 8x8 into 12x12 :D
    C xx

  3. Great idea - I have a mix of albums but struggle with anything smaller than 8x8 - who actually uses a 6x6 page???? Love the way these pages are "framed" by the extra CS but spill out with overlapping embellishments and that all important journalling - it's a great technique!

  4. I know I already commented on these but I am glad you decided to make them 12x12. I just opened my oldest disney album (2002) and I have only scrapped a small amount of that trip but a couple of them are terrible! I actually like the photos so I pulled those pages out to see if I can upgrade them like you did with yours. These are pretty icky though, they may be a case of START OVER. lol

  5. These are gorgeous, love the colours and all your clusters, do you use the Cricut for some of your embellishments? Now your latest follower x

    1. Thanks girls. For the embellies I used a Big Shot with an old large red Sizzix heart die and the Tim Holtz Tattered flowers die x