Have you been bitten by the Scrapbooking bug?

Our January meeting was all about scrapbooking – we really hope we’ve given you some motivation to get your favourite photos off your phone and memory cards and into frames and albums!

For anyone who would like more details on scrapbooking, our speaker Nicki Reynolds runs local scrapbooking classes and crops (just think freestyle scrapping in a social setting) on a regular basis.  You can find out more about her company Crafts2do on their Facebook page.

We got most of our materials from a local family-run company near Ringwood called Craft Obsessions – they have a huge selection of everything you might ever need for scrapbooking but also card making and other paper crafts. You can also find them on Facebook. Our embellishments came from The Range – there are 2 Southampton stores which stock low-cost trims and some papers if you want to avoid waiting for goodies to arrive in the post!

UKScrappers is an amazing online treasure trove of ideas, inspiration and tutorials too – and there are plenty of people online in their forums if you ever get stuck.

We totally forgot to take photos of everyone’s creations at the meeting but would love to create a little album online to show off all the creative talents that were uncovered that night!  If anyone fancies taking a picture of their layouts and sending them to sotonettes@gmail.com, we can promise they’ll get shown off on our blog here!