Monday, 25 May 2009


I'm in the middle of doing a layout of a young M- riding his trike on the patio at our old house. I'd seen a digital layout in May's Scrapbook Inspirations which I'm "reinterpreting" in traditional scrapbooking and I want to have quite a busy layout with lots of embellies.

I've seen that quite a few manufacturers have produced journaling tickets, useful for adding small amounts of journaling such as names and dates. Well, none of my local craft stores stock any of the manufacturers in question, and I didn't want to do an internet shop, so I thought how about doing it myself? I'm pretty good at mucking about with stuff in Microsoft Office so I gave it a go, and about two hours later, ta dah...

Maisie Moonshine's Journaling Tickets

and a close up...

Maisie Moonshine's Journaling Tickets up-close

Not bad eh? I created them in PowerPoint using a downloaded frame, inserted some drawing shapes, numbers and clipart then saved the slide as a .jpg, opened up my CraftRobo software, imported the .jpg file, switched on the registration marks, traced the shapes, printed the sheet then ran it through the CraftRobo to cut them out and Bob's your next door neighbour there we have 'em. EASY AS THAT!

My next project will be to redesign them so that the clipart image is on the left of the ticket so that they can be tucked under layers on the left hand side of the layout.

Maybe I could make some to sell on ETSY or MISI? Hmmm deep thought required.

I'll post a picture of the layout when it's done, I've hit scrapper's block with it at the moment, it's almost there but still needs some more embellies which I can't decide about. Flowers are no good and I've tried road sign clipart, downloaded, printed off and then coated with Dimensional Magic, and although they look good the red is too scarlet for this particular layout - Oh no, we're back to the difficult reds again! I'll keep looking at it on the desk until inspiration strikes (hopefully).

I've got to say Mr M and I are making the most of the lovely weather (the second Bank Holiday with sun - blimey!) and if you hop over to Maisie, Maisie, Garden Crazy you'll see what we've been doing that's kept me away from the craft room...

Enjoy the rest of the holiday.


  1. How do you do that? I wouldn't have a clue. Very impressed. Now I'm off to look at the garden.

  2. Wow I am sooo impressed. I wouldn't even know where to start!

  3. Those tickets are GENIUS ,thanks for sharing XXX


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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