Saturday, March 12, 2011

Busy as a Bee

This past week, I've been busy paper scrapping.  It's been so fun to create with paper.  I love both digi and paper and i seem to swing back and forth between them.  Yesterday, my hubby took the kids and let me scrap all day long - so fun! 

I started this LO a while ago but I needed to get the journalling printed out.  I wanted to do a page about what DS's name meant, where it originates from and why we chose it.  I put the reason why behind as hidden journalling.

I did this layout for Dawn's challenge over at Skrap 'n Chat.  Her challenge was to use a transparency on a layout.  I didn't even think I had any transparencies but I found this one that I bought many moons ago.  I used the quote by Mother Teresa on the transparency as the inspiration for my layout.  It says, "We can do no great things; only small things with great love."  I wondered how I could adhere the transparency because I don't have any vellum adhesive and then I thought about handstitching it.  Too bad I didn't stitch it on straight!  lol  The stickers are from the Wild Saffron line, which I absolutely love and wish I could have all of their yummy goodness!  (Thanks Diana for giving me a little bit of my dream!)

This layout has been pretty much done for a while but I needed to get the journalling on.  I kept the white cardstock and just adhered it with brads.  I used my CTMH distressing kit to ink the white cardstock to make it a blue.  

This layout is one of my current favourites.  It's based off a sketch from Page Maps (Feb. 2011) and I love how it turned out.  The flowers and stitching were so fun to do.  The colours make me so happy too.  :)`

This is another of my current faves.  I had pulled this photo and the patterned paper out a while ago but hadn't worked on the layout.  At Club CK, the issue challenge this week was to use green, blue and brown on a layout.  Aidan's birth announcement card was the perfect pic for the challenge.  I did a lot of fussy stuff for the layout and it was so much fun.  I used blue and green paint on the photo mat to match the patterned paper.  That made it qualify for Kirsten's challenge over at Skrap 'n Chat.  She made an additional challenge to use 39 things on the layout.  I hadn't really considered it because I NEVER put that much onto a layout but as the page developed, I saw that I could really do it!
I inked the chipboard "A" with two colours of brown ink and I inked the edges of the background paper and the PP block.  I also chalked the edges of the blue border strip that I cut out with SCAL.  I also used SCAL to cut out my title and I inked the shadow letters brown too.  I used two sets of brads and an eyelet to put one ribbon through.  I wrapped the green ribbon around the paper block.  I put a few green gems around Aidan's name on the birth announcement.  I finished the layout off with some dimensional stickers from the Wild Saffron pack I got from Diana.  Love them!

This was a quick page I did after my time-consuming ones.  I used elements from the K & Company Baby Boy kit that I have.  The stickers from the title were from there, as well as the sticker, the tag and the border strips along the bottom.  I just finished it off with a ric rac border and bow on the side of the page.

These pictures aren't the most interesting but I wanted to include them in the baby book because I want Aidan to know where he was born.  I used this paper from a DCWV stack and made a little journalling tag.  I decided to make a frame with ribbon to made the central photo stand out a bit.


Beth Hallgren said...

Great work Dana! Envious of your time spent scrapping :)

Diana said...

Who's been a busy scrapper bee?!
I have a few transparencies that I'll never use; I'm happy to give them to you if you'd like them.

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Oh my goodness! You have been busy! It sounds like you are a lot like me and my scrapping style. Do most of a layout and then set it aside for journalling, title, etc and move onto the next. Once the pile gets too big then I site down and do it all at once :) Love all the layouts .... especially your layout for the 39 things! It's georgeous and a true labour of love!