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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Blogging for the sake of blogging....

Now there's a different post title!!!
You see, something's happening with my scrapping...
[ I challenged myself to use paper I did NOT like here!]

...I've spoken to a few scrappy mates about it now, & it seems a bit odd....
but I'm not getting the same 'buzz' from joining in challenges these days.
Oddly, I'm doing LOs for challenges. But forget, or simply don't get around to 
joining them up...
[And I'm really trying to use all those small embellies that I've somehow acquired & that are so popular at the moment!]

...Consequently I've quite the pile of pages that haven't been 'aired' here.
My solution?
Blog 'em for the sake of blogging.
Since the challenges have long closed.....
Like this one! [I actually have a LO with a very similar photo from this same day
published in the latest Scrapbooking Memories magazine!]
[ I think this paper actually SCARED me, with so much patterning. And that's why I hadn't
used it. Using a big frame around the photo, & a plainer ripped sheet
across the page breaks up that busy-ness!]

I really enjoyed using those square die cut bits [the black ones] - they're from Lizzie Crust,
& I've cut them up to make them 'go further'!
 And of course, how can you JOURNAL on such busy paper? By adding MORE layers!
And one must journal. Well, THIS 'one' must journal. Even if it's the bare bones such
as the peeps, date & occasion.
[ I find tags really difficult to use, so was please to get one onto my page here. And BRADS!
Remember them? Bet there's some lurking in your scrap stash! ]

It's funny how trends come and go. At one stage EVERY page HAD to have some wood
veneers on them. Now, I hardly use them. The ones above I've inked up with my Faber Castell
Pitt Artist's Big Brush Pen [now there's a mouthful!].
I think the touches of black on this page 'ground it' amongst so much else going on.
There's some raw wood ones in there as well.
So, there you have it.
A LO for no reason at all except I scrapped it and wanted to share that those difficult papers
can be conquered!!!
Do you mind? Do you expect me to only share challenge & DT entries?
Seems quite odd to be writing a post like this.
And it's not even scheduled. That is even MORE bizarre.
All my posts are scheduled these days!!!
Anyways ~ HAPPY SCRAPPING~~~~
Lizzy ♥♥♥

23 comments:

  1. Do we mind???? I can't speak for others but I look at blogs cos I want to see what people are creating. I don't mind at all what reason you're creating for. In fact, creating just for the love of creating has to be the best reason of all!
    And yes, that is very scary paper! You've done an awesome job with it! (I would have just used it to back something else and not let it show it's patterns in broad daylight again!)

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  2. Do we mind???? I can't speak for others but I look at blogs cos I want to see what people are creating. I don't mind at all what reason you're creating for. In fact, creating just for the love of creating has to be the best reason of all!
    And yes, that is very scary paper! You've done an awesome job with it! (I would have just used it to back something else and not let it show it's patterns in broad daylight again!)

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  3. We never mind!! I hardly join ANY challenges anymore ... just keep forgetting.... lol!! And I just scrap to scrap now-a-days it seems like! LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this! So fun how you incorporated so many different patterns and goodies on here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Why would we mind ?? I love to see what you create ...Like this Lo .the first thought was how busy is the pattern paper but yeah..you used it without letting it overpower cool !Loved the frame and those black rectangle die-cuts !

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  5. Same here, I just love to see and be inspired by what everyone's been making and I share what I've been making for no particular reason - I hardly every get around to doing challenges any more myself. YOur creations are always inspiring Lizzy so please don't stop sharing them :o)xxx

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  6. Do we mind ???? NO ! we just love to see your creations and I love that you tell us the story behind what you use and why you use it . You have done a brilliant job with the busy paper

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  7. Of course we don't! I always enjoy seeing what you are up too and what you are creating!
    Great page Lizzy!
    Bravo!!

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  8. Wow love this one, and how good to use stuff you once thought you couldn't use... And please keep sharing your creating because each one is inspirational and you show how to do something or use something.. And yes I have a box of brads and need to use them too.. And at the moment I need challenges to get me to create otherwise I sit there shuffling papers and never really start so good on you for scrapping for yourself and just having fun! Happy Wednesday!

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  9. Of course we don't mind!!! I love visiting your blog Lizzy and looking at your fabulous creations and this one is no exception! Love it :)

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  10. why would we mind Lizzy? I like your creations and enjoy every your blog post!
    you've done amazing work with this paper! It's really hard to use becaise of the pattern, but anyways your layout awesomw and I like that black frame!)))))
    I usually use papers like this for my Silhouette Cameo ))))) great way to use papers I don't like anymore and gets some die-cuts ))))

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  11. As I'm not a challenge scrapbooker it doesn't make one jot of difference to me. I come for the fun going on here, and to admire your pages (and that scary productivity rate..)

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  12. Hmmm! My two cents worth? Your blog - your style - your way! Love your eclectic, quirky way of seeing the world of Scrapbooking. Love the way you create something out of almost nothing. Not sure I could kick my butt into gear enough to use a paper I dislike; but YOU Miss Lizzy, have the kind of original mind which inspires the rest of us. You page is fantastic. Rock on girlfriend !!!

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  13. Mind?? How could we mind?? Your posts are awesome .. so whatever you share and whatever the reason for your posts doesn't matter .. just as long as you keep on creating and keep on sharing!! Besides, creating just for the fun of it is the best reason for doing it! As to this layout .. that is really scary paper but, as always, you have rocked it! Love this!! hugs xx

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  14. Oh my goodness... I hope your mojo hasn't caught the same dis-ease mine has.... yes I understand completely about the lack of 'buzz'. sigh... but I'm trying to bring it back. Scrappy camp this past weekend surely did help. Anyways... I love the pop of yellow on your LO - fabulous talented work as usual!

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  15. I think you did a great job with the busy patterns!
    And yes, obsessions can come and go...it's like eating the same thing everyday..you will get tired of it. :)

    P/s: Mostly, I do a layout and then try to fit it to challenges...okay if it doesn't. The main idea is still to get the event documented. So share away!

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  16. Wow this is indeed a busy but super fun page Lizzy , yes as Helen says it reflects your quirky style.

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  17. What a fun page, Lizzy! I love those black square bits! I think it's great that you are blogging just for blogging sake! Do whatever you feel, girl :) xoxox I was thrilled to hear you signed up at PI, then sorry to hear you were overwhelmed - lol! It does have a lot of challenges! I just pick a few each month and do them to keep it manageable! I thank you for stopping in, though, so much! Try again some time when you're up for it - would love to see your lovely pages there! Try the pet challenge sometime! Big hugs to you! xoxox

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  18. What a fun page, Lizzy! I love those black square bits! I think it's great that you are blogging just for blogging sake! Do whatever you feel, girl :) xoxox I was thrilled to hear you signed up at PI, then sorry to hear you were overwhelmed - lol! It does have a lot of challenges! I just pick a few each month and do them to keep it manageable! I thank you for stopping in, though, so much! Try again some time when you're up for it - would love to see your lovely pages there! Try the pet challenge sometime! Big hugs to you! xoxox

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  19. Hi Lizzy
    I love looking at your creations whatever your reason for posting them it doesn't bother me LOL. The more I look at your layouts the more I see. I can't believe you were afraid of using some of this stash it's brilliant. Lovely photo too.

    Xxx

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  20. As you see, WE DON'T MIND❤️❤️❤️ With or without challenges ILOOOOVE to see what you create!!! "One" has to do what feels good for "one" ❤️ And I really like your lovely layout here and I Love that you challenge yourself to use and use up things that have been neglected.
    You are such a great inspirational sourch for me ❤️ Sorry for bad wording.... LOTs of Love Anna ❤️

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  21. I love seeing your layouts whether they are done for challenges or just for your own enjoyment. This layout is really lovely x

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  22. I think sharing your creativity and thoughts is fabulous...whether for a challenge or not. I always love popping over and reading your quirky and lovely posts! I think you did a fabulous job with this page and the paper you didn't really like...but I think it works well and the black bits sort of frame the photo.... Really like the end result! ;-)

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  23. You are a machine Lizzy. I wish I could get my mojo back to just creating because I want to. I love that you used paper you didn't like. I have been watching all of Shimelle Laines videos right back to 2011... getting back to basics and the reason I started scrapping in the first place... the stories. She puts together papers that made my toes curl BUT the end result - FABULOUS! and yes I am shouting too :D She made me realise that you just have to look at stuff differently. I also realised that I am not doing this for anyone else. I am doing it for me and for my kids. :D I love visiting your blog too and I also visit them to get inspiration and see what others are doing. <3 keep at it.

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