In the Summer 2006 issue of the UK’s Scrapbook Inspirations magazine, there is lots to be inspired by. Shimelle Laine, a former Kansas prairie girl and now an England resident, has several layouts in the magazine. This one, to the right, is about a visit to Brighton’s West Pier.
Jane Dean shows a seaside memory box she created using watchmaker’s tins. (Left).
Jane also has an article about doodling and displays her ideas in three different layouts. This one is using chipboard flowers and shows her doodling all over the page. Another one shows paisley pattern chipboard pieces from Maya Road. She also doodles her own paisleys on the layout.
Besides doodling, there are many more similarities between UK and North American scrapping trends. Foam stamps are hot, paisleys, stamping, ribbons, staples, mini books, glitter, chipboard, flower blossoms, embroidery, etc. Plus a lot of the same manufacturers are advertized like Fiskars, Maya Road, Doodlebug, Around the Block, etc. One interesting idea shown in the magazine is using rubber ‘o’ rings from a hardware store. Glued over top of photos, monograms or other fun things, this is an interesting way to use this item. It reminded me of Scrapworks’ circle Hugz.