Saturday, October 29, 2011
I used Crate Paper’s Farmhouse collection for my page. For whatever reason, I saw this collection as soon as I saw the sketch.
I used Gesso and a template from Crafter’s Workshop to create the white vines. LOVE the effect! Julie Winks introduced me to this template in her Layered Layouts class, and I couldn’t wait to use it. I’m sure this is the first of many times.
Thanks for coming by,
Friday, October 28, 2011
Hi all! Just wanted to let you know that there are 2 contests happening at Your Scrapbook Stash right now!
With Studio Calico and Authentique up for grabs, you won’t want to miss out on these!
Friday, October 21, 2011
I can’t believe it’s over! Fall is here, and the nights are getting colder. I thought it would be a good idea to get some of those summer photos in a mini album before NEXT summer.
I created this album with a Punky Sprouts album, and a mix of Pink Paislee and Crate Papers (mostly) with some October Afternoon stickers, and other little bits and pieces. I was going for eclectic and colorful.
Now, there is one problem. The last page. I want to do some kind of journaling here, but I have no idea how to do it. Handwriting? Type and glue it in? How do I make a full page of journaling eclectic enough to jive with the rest of the album? Might have to look back at the Jazzy Journaling class from Tessa Buys for some ideas!
Thanks for taking a peek!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Last week I posted this on my Facebook page:
Attempting one of those 1002-questionable-will-I-be-able-to pull-it-off-layouts. If I can pull it off, it will be awesome!Like · · 07 October at 16:59
So, here’s the story. I had a dream, one of those half-asleep crazy ideas that comes every now and then and makes me want to try something new and off the wall. In this case, the idea was to document my family’s candy preferences on a candy-store-display type of layout. Sounds simple, right?
I took the family to the gas station and let them chose a candy item… you can see the confusion on the kids faces, as this so rarely happens.
After they had make their choices, I took the wrappers off myself so they’d be in one piece, then scanned everyone’s wrappers, I edited them in Photoshop to make them the right size.
Then I built this layout, using lots of Hambly products (love those jars!) and some other items from my scrap drawer.
One thing I would change? Work with the scans of the wrappers to make them more saturated. But over all, I’m pretty pleased and think it’s a darn cool layout.
What do you think? Do you take those crazy ideas and actually make them happen? How do they usually turn out? I’d love to hear! Thanks for coming by,
Monday, October 17, 2011
I placed the template on some cardstock scraps, and brushed molding paste over the top. I let the leaves dry, them misted them and let the molding paste work as a resist. Such a fun technique. I think I will be using this template often!
Here's how the leaves (and the layout) turned out:
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
See you in class!