Thursday, May 31

Some cool teen layouts

Check out these cool teen layouts that have been sent in already. I was so excited to add these to the blog. They are fantastic.
This first layout is from Kathy Ferguson of her daughter having a lovely time on her 18th birthday. Gorgeous Kathy.
This layout was sent in by Sandra Patton, will you check out that classic face.
Thanks Sandra, its perfect.
Here's another great 'Get out of my Face' layout from Nancy McCoy. The old threatening to paint you trick.

And lastly from Judy Gallegos, another "I so can't be bothered with you taking my photo right now" face. Hehe.

Thanks heaps ladies for sending in your layouts. They are awesome. Keep sendimg them in and I'll add some more to the blog when I get a few.

Tuesday, May 29


And here's Lee's layout inspired by the Vodafone ad where the guy is walking along and the background is all sketched. You know the one!! How clever is she. Road signs and cones are sometimes collected by teenagers and stored in their bedrooms!!:))

Check out the latest Scrapbooking Memories (Vol 8, No 11), page 69 for a Teen Tribute gallery.

Monday, May 28

Hello and welcome to Scrap The Teenz

It's not easy raising teenagers and just as hard to get photos of them to scrapbook. They're hardly ever home and when they are they're often sleeping or wishing they were hanging with their friends or boyfriends/girlfriends. They are very independent and only love us when they want money or transport.
But really most of the time they are OK and quite a pleasure to have around. Sometimes you can have great conversations with them too. AND they can be very entertaining at times and give you a good laugh.
Which brings me to why Jo and I have started this blog. We find, having teenagers, there is not alot of inspiration out there for scrapping teen layouts. So we'd like to dedicate this blog to just that. Along the lines of Scrap the Boys and Scrap the Girls we'd like to bring you Scrap the Teenz.
Once a fortnight we'll post a particular theme, just for inspiration. And we'd like you to submit your teen layouts so that we can post them on the blog for other people to see and get inspiration from. It will be a gallery of teen layouts. You can use the theme we've posted to inspire you to do a teen layout or you can just send in a teen layout.
We are also very lucky to have the super amazing Kim Archer helping us out. I have adored Kim's scrapbooking for as long as I have been scrapbooking and was rapt she was keen to do this.
The other thing you can do is send in any cool teen related links that might be of interest to parents of teenagers or teenagers themselves e.g. food for teens, cool teen digi stuff, cool teen clothes sites, ANYTHING.
I'd also like to thank Lee Thoresen for agreeing to be a contributor to our teen blog, Lee has been published in recent issues of Up2Scrap magazine with her beautiful, creative work and is a school teacher and mother of teenagers.
So without further ado here are some layouts to inspire you I hope.

Our first theme is:


Try scrapping those photos that just as you push the button they ruin it by poking out their tongue with food in their mouth or making crazy signs and faces or throwing their shoe at you, LOL. Have fun and we look forward to seeing your layouts.


Submit your layouts to (100kb or less) and I'll post them on the blog once or twice a week.