Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
And my take on it:
I used the Sue Cumming Each & Every Day kit from Oscraps and Danielle Young's Family collab kit coming soon to Oscraps.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I outlined both butterfly shapes with glitter glue, so I guess it'll be hard to add journaling, but it's really pretty :)
Pages 10 & 11:
The back cover (nothing special, really :) )
So ... that's it. I hope Jackielou liked it and I hope you do, too!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
The girls there have been so gracious about letting me stay on the design team even with a two + month hiatus. But I'm back! It's so good to be back :)
I decided to come back with paper scrapbooking because well, my computer has been (and still is) having challenges and it's just nice to get in there and physically handle things. Looking at my beautiful products just inspires me :)
This is Tanya's Sketch #53:
And this is my take on it:
This is a glossy finish double-sided paper. The grunge feel and the turquoise colors with the rather Hawaiian feel just make me think of my sisters. I don't know why ...
I liked both sides of the paper, so I thought why not cut out the rectangular section and just flip it around? Brilliant, right? Well, it would have been brilliant if my cuts were perfect. I tried, but I can't make perfect right angle cuts (especially four of them) even when I try my hardest. I'd blame it on the paper cutter, but I have this problem with all my paper cutters, so maybe it's just me.
So, the rectangle didn't quite fit, which warps the paper a bit, but that's ok. I reattached it with staples. Blue staples :)
Cosmo Cricket Blackout chipboard letters and American Crafts letter stickers.
I looked everywhere for a turquoise cardstock (for the picture mat) that would match the paper. I even considered raspberry or red ... and nothing seemed to be right! I was very frustrated. Then I noticed this tissue paper sticking out of my gift wrap box ... and thought it might work. It did! And it gives some fun texture.
Misc. lace, ribbon and trims and a Basic Grey sticker finish it off.
It's actually pretty simple. I kept thinking I needed to do something more. But, the paper is so detailed and the colors work. Maybe simple is better. It's so hard for me not to put so much onto and into my layouts. Maybe that's why I don't get many done ...
Anyway, I encourage you to head over to the Little Shop of Sketches blog to check out the other lovely ladies' work and be sure to use the sketch! If you create a layout, please upload it to the gallery and you'll be entered to win a prize :)
I hope you like it!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
1st page ...
Chipboard based 6x6 page with scalloped edge. Textured peach paper from DCWV. Misc. ribbons, lace and fibers (I know the wide velvet is Basic Grey). Antique book page crumpled and glued down and then painted over with acrylic and some Tim Holtz crackle paint. The metal frame from Close to My Heart covers most of the painting. Large Mimose Prima flower, peach flowers from Making Memories and cream from Prima with some misc. tulle and rhinestone flowers. Key is misc. and zipper pull is from Basic Grey. Misc. door knocker.
So I basically just dug a lot of goodies out from my stash :) I don't even remember where I got half of them :)
I thought it turned out pretty well. It was nice to be able to do something with a bunch of texture and dimension. I hate when you do things for scrapbook pages that ultimately get squashed and pressed flat when placed in an album.
I'm finally back! Yes, I was gone a long time. I really should have posted something, but it became really complicated. It involved no Internet at the new house for a very long time (they've still yet to come and install the cables to the house correctly), a laptop crash, a PC crash, no pictures on the laptop, no pictures on the PC, having to find all the computer stuff I'd packed away (for the backup files to restore), starting to teach the kids school (we're homeschooling), Kevin leaving (National Guard), and just normal, everyday life.
I haven't stopped crafting, but it is slow. I haven't stopped digital scrapbooking, but I didn't do anything for about two months (try moving and then having no software). But now I hope to get back in to the swing of things! I hope that my few, loyal readers will forgive me and I hope you enjoy my next creations!