Resistance is Futile by Tracy Kosofsky

Monday, September 27, 2010

Creative Explosion!

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm so behind on layout and project sharing! I've been creatively busy - too busy to write about it. There's something about fall that makes me feel homey - I like to cook and bake and decorate even more than at other times of year, so that's keeping me busy, too. But here's a taste of what I've been up to.

1. Photoless layouts. Sometimes I want to tell a story or say something but just don't have a photo to go with it...and I find these layouts to be a ton of fun, mostly because I don't have to remember to keep the design of the layout focused on a photo. Here are two I've done recently:

Credits: Transformers v9 and Road 2 Nowhere by Lauren Reid

Credits: Sign of the Times Collection: Zodiac Bundle by ViVa Artistry

2. "Event" layouts. Here are a couple of our recent afternoon trip to Paulus Farm.

Credits: Wild Oats by Chelle's Creations and Sarah Bennett

Credits: Terra Cotta by Elise's Pieces (also the kit I used to design my blog)

And here's one I did as part of a challenge at Ninth & Bloom. I'm especially proud of this layout because it took me HOURS to get the shadows on the intertwined ribbons right, and I normally don't have the patience for that kind of detail.

Credits: Ever+After by Lauren Reid and Micheline Martin

3. Altered items. I had SO MUCH FUN altering these clothespins with paint, rub-ons, ribbon, buttons and flowers. They're perfect to hold photos and notes.

4. "Moment" layouts that I do "just because."

Credits: Trademark by Lauren Reid and One Little Bird

Credits: Things That Matter by Kelley Mickus

Hope you enjoy! :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

A little blog revamp

I know. I'm so behind on blogging. I have so many layouts to post....sigh. But I did redesign my blog tonight! Yay for me!

I'm trying to figure out why my sidebar tags have a white background. They were saved as .pngs with a transparent background and uploaded from my computer just the way I always do so I have no idea what happened. Any ideas?

Friday, September 3, 2010

School and soccer

Well, school's in full swing again - Alexa loves first grade (although she did tell me this morning when I was asking her about her classmates that she didn't want to talk about school because it's boring) and for the first time, she is playing soccer in addition to her ongoing dance and horseback riding activities (although we are still looking for a new barn, which is a long story for another day). Wow that was a long sentence. And I used although twice.

But I digress - wanted to share a school layout and a soccer layout - here they are! Credits under each:

Credits: Kick It! and Kick It! Purple Team by Chelle's Creations

Credits: Back to School by Mari Koeglenberg and Melissa Wilson