Monday, December 22, 2008
Here's the layout I created:
Credits: sketch by Christine Couch; journaling box shape, scalloped edge, photo turns and foil and distressed edge 2 actions by Atomic Cupcake; background paper overlay by Patricia Yochum; title and stars of David by Brandie Valenzuela
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Credits: sketch by Charla Virkler, photo corners by Erica Hite, paper by Durin Eberhart, ribbon by Sarah Batdorf
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Credits also to Melissa Renfro for the paper tearing action.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I did this album for my parents for Christmas - it features 2008 photos of each of their 5 grandchildren. I have a daughter and 4 nephews - so the paper line I picked (Black Market Society's Lucky 'n Love) was perfect - it is brown and blue (very boyish) but has some florals for my girl! I'm so very pleased with the way it turned out!! There was a smear of cookie making junk on my lens (and I didn't realize it) so the right hand side of the photos are kind of blurry, but hopefully you get the idea.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I also finished up a gift mini-album and created the foundation for a second. I'm hoping to finish it up tonight or tomorrow. Then I need to get caught up on my own projects! I still haven't even started my "December daily" album (although I have been faithfully taking a daily photo and jotting down things to remember to include) and I really want to pre-decorate my "52 Blessings" album for next year. I like the way the second gift album is turning out so much that I think I'm going to basically copy it for my Blessings album. Easy Peasy! But let's not mention all the layout ideas I have from all the festivities so far this month!
I hope this holiday season is treating you well!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Credits to Paula Wright for her GORGEOUS Thankful kit (papers, leaf and button string), Sara Amerie for the journaling strips and Mandy Steward for the stitches and stitches and holes layer style and extra special thanks to Becky Fleck for being a continuous source of inspiration.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Credits: sketch by C.Couch, top background paper from a template by Melanie Johnson, distressed brush by Thao Cosgrove, Atomic Cupcake rough litho action, all other papers and elements from the Winter Wonderfull kit by Cinnamon Designs
Credits: quote by Brian Andreas, background paper (over which I put the photo) by Syndee Nuckles, swirls from a template by Diane Miller, Atomic Cupcake gold action
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thought I'd share our holiday card with you all - it uses the Winter Wonderfull kit by Cinnamon Designs and is based on a sketch (and layout) by Juli at the Digi Chick. I've changed it around a bunch of times but I'm pretty sure this is the final version.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Credits: sketch by Becky Fleck (last Saturday's sketch challenge at Sisterhood of scrap); Atomic Cupcake ric rac template, messy foam action, sponged edge action, inked edge action and torn cardboard action; background paper by Melissa Bennett; paper template by Ursula Schneider; staples by Elizabeth Quintana.
Credits: loosely based on sketches by Becky Fleck (RHS from October 2008 and LHS from November 2008); background paper by the Scrappin Cop (recolored); leaves by Paula Wright; stitched frame from a template by Thao Cosgrove; paper template by Ursula Schneider; Atomic Cupcake edged plastic action.
Credits: layered sketch template by Yin at Yin's Designs; all papers and leaves by Paula Wright; tag and twine from a template by Amanda McGee
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
1. A kit called "Forever" by Jopke - available on Scrapstreet. I did the layout below with this kit and little else (except the embed layer style by Mandy Steward) - the layout was heavily inspired by a layout sample also posted on Scrapstreet.
2. Poetry and artwork by Brian Adreas. I'm taking a little mini class with Stacy Julian on Big Picture Scrapbooking and one of her layouts featured a snippet of his. I ran right to the site and found about 10 I am going to use over time. In case you can't read it, the quote is,"She said she usually cried at least once each day not because she was sad, but because the world was so beautiful & life was so short."
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Credits: sketch by Jayne Jones; papers and embellishments from the Autumn Blooms kit by Kelley Mickus; rub on and inked edge actions by Atomic Cupcake
Throughout Sketchapalooza, a number of people commented that my digital layouts look a lot like paper. So, for the two graduation sketches, I decided to use the same photo and make one layout very paper-like, and the other very digital!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Credits: sketch by Amy Bell; paper tearing action by Melissa Renfro; flourishes from a template by Diane Miller; paper templates by Patricia Yochum, Amanda MGee and Ursula Schneider; rub on action by Atomic Cupcake; word art by an unknown designer (sorry!!)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Credits: sketch by Stacey Lokovic; background paper from the Lily Divine kit by Gillilan Hurst; stitching and holes layer style by Cheryl Barber; cardstock texture by Ariadna Wiczling; flower templates by Christine Smith; swirls brush by Obsidian Dawn; buttons by Atomic Cupcake
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Papers and most embellishments from Peppermint Creative's Kindergarten Crafts kit, Atomic Cupcake rub on action and ric rac template, paper tearing action by Melissa Renfro, string wrap template by Amanda McGee, notepaper by Valerie Randall
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Credits: Sketch by Stacey Lokovic, papers and pumpkins by Jan Hosford, Atomic Cupcake's pinked edge template and felt action, tag template by Amanda McGee, string template by Thao Cosgrove
Credits: Sketch by Jayne Jones, papers and decorative flower center from the Spontaneous Delight kit by Carrie Stephens, Atomic Cupcake embroidery, heavy chalk and distressed edge 2 action and scalloped edge template, rhinestones from a template by Syndee Nuckles, stem/leaf brush by Angie Briggs
Credits: Sketch by Amy Bell, Atomic Cupcake frosted glass, sponged edge and distressed actions and wave templates, background paper adapted from a paper by Shalae Tippetts, papers created with templates by Diane Miller, Keri Schueller, Durin Eberhart and Thao Cosgrove
Thursday, October 30, 2008
1. Link to the person who tagged you - Nadya
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
Random things about me:
1. I am wearing a purple t shirt right now
2. I have one brother and one sister
3. I grew up just outside Buffalo, NY (Go BILLS!)
4. I'd rather be cold than hot
5. I love to read
6. One of my goals within the next year is to take a photography class
I am tagging Colleen, Melissa, Jessica, Karen, Candace (hoping she will actually post to her blog! LOL), and Rene.
Now I have to remember to tell them I tagged them!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Last year, our wedding photographer called us and asked us if we wanted all our wedding proofs - apparently he was cleaning out his files and 9 years was long enough for him to keep them. Even though we have a traditional professional wedding album and I did some layouts in our family album, I have been wanting to take a bunch of the proofs and put them into a little album - so that is my topic!
Almost everything (papers, chipboard, die cuts, most rub ons) are from Crate paper's Blue Hill collection. I also used some Bazzill cardstock with an edge, a bunch of miscellaneous ribbons and rub ons, and I created the clear pages from regular ink jet transparencies, and embellished those with MORE rub ons. I love the way we were encouraged to use papers of different shapes and sizes.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Papers from the "Night and Day" kit by Beth Rimmer
Canvas photo mask by Amanda Sok
Doodle pad paper and elements by Amanda McGee
Pen/ink quote and mat by Cherise Oleson
"Worn threads" and "grungelle" brush sets by Brandie Valenzuela
Paper tearing action by Melissa Renfro
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Swirl and tag elements from the Vintage Fall kit by Mari Koegelenberg
Papers and other elements from the Moments Like These kit by Kelley Mickus
Atomic Cupcake felt and crumpled actions
Stitching and holes by Mandy Steward, including layer styles
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The journaling is from an old blog challenge (I think by Stacey) and was originally posted on my now-defunct first blog.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
- The album is small and awkward - not much room for anything other than photos
- My photos span 10 years and the earlier ones are not digital - and not terribly high quality (in composition and print quality)
- I am doing most of my scrapping digitally these days and have very little in the way of "soft" supplies
Although I didn't have any felt or fabric to use, I did stick to the guidelines around patterned paper (number of patterns and manufacturers) and I also punched the corners of my photos and used other punches in a couple places. I tried to use plenty of "soft" ribbon!
I'm still working on my album from the first week (On the Edge) because it has many more pages than this one!