Saturday, 22 August 2015

Scrapbooking connections - a layout

Over at the Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog today, Stephanie's put up a post all about how very international we are on the team - me in Germany, Jemma in the UK, Julene in Australia, Stephanie in Canada and the rest of the MFs over in the US - Bethany, Lynnette, Leslie, Susanne and of course Margie. You can see the post here

But what's even better than having the whole world (or it feels like it at least) covered in the team is that we are quite intrepid travellers too.

And that means there have been a few meet ups in real life as well.

This year, I've been lucky enough to meet no less than four of my scrappy friends for real including two very special Master Forgers - Stephanie and Lynnette. Lynnette and I not only met up for a day over in New Jersey when I visited NY for the second time, but also here in my home when she came to stay for three wonderful days. Stephanie and I went sightseeing around Cologne and along the Rhine for two days too!

In addition to the joy of meeting these two sweet souls, I also got to go and spend time again with my beloved Pam in NY, this time spending a week together and then Kathy and I met up in London for some fun sightseeing time.

Each of these trips and visits have been covered in my 15 loves so you can see more photos here - March, May, July and August

But tying in with the Counterfeit Kit Challenge prompt #3 this month to be inspired to scrap by the word FRIENDS, it was a no-brainer for me to make my page about how incredibly lucky I am to have met these wonderful people and to have them in my life - in person!

This is layout #1 from my Tripster kit and uses a Kelly Purkey sketch from her Sketchbook #3 class

I added in all the sketches from the KP Sketchbook class into my kit this month as well as the exclusive stamp set that came with it. And then I even stamped with it! It was a bit scary but I like how it turned out.

Just noticed that there is some eraser rubbings hanging around on my layout and the pencil marks under my journalling haven't been erased very well - will have to deal with that

I love looking at these four happy photos.

I am thrilled and honoured to have had the chance to meet these friends and to connect at a deeper level. Ladies - Watch out! I'm coming over to visit you in your neck of the woods as soon as I can!


  1. Oh a fab page of fab friends - love this!!

  2. I loved seeing your NY photos on IG and you've done a fabulous job with your layout for sure

  3. This is such a beautiful layout - all of the detailing is perfect! And, of course, the subject matter is a lovely testament to how crafting seems to bring us all together x

  4. This is such a fantastic page Lisa! I love the design with all those wonderful layers, and the smaller photos work great! It was such a treat meeting you … Alan and I really hope to have the opportunity to host you here at our place sometime in the future :)

  5. Love, love, love the colours and arrows and smiles and EVRYTHING about this page! Can't wait for my chance xx

  6. Really like your paper choice! Great layout, you're a lucky one to have met all of these people around the world...


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