Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sweet & Perfect

I love these pictures of A's little features when he was a newborn but I wasn't sure how I'd put them together for a layout.  Then I found this really old paper that I had bought that was perfect for it.  I wanted to keep it very simple with just a bit of colour.

I made this flourish from my Bazzill stitching template.  I just used marker for the flourish and tiny black and white/clear gems to make it pop.  I love how it turned out.

I used ribbon from DCWV's  "Old World" kit and buttons from Basic Grey's "Periphery" set.  Those are the only thing of Basic Grey that I own - gasp!  I cut the title using my Cricut and the shadow is from vellum.  I chalked the flower grey with black along the edges.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Not so happy

I had such big plans for this photo.  I love this pic of the kids and me.  It was the first and only time that they've both fallen asleep with me while reading.  I found a layout of Jennifer Larson's ("Springtime" in CK's Stamping Tips & Tricks mag from last year) that I loved and thought would suit the photo so I decided to lift it.  I love this jungle paper so I chose it as the paper mat and took colours from it for the layout.  I wanted to do embellishment clustering like Jennifer did but what I had for embellies didn't work for me. So, I decided to cut out different critters from my Create A Critter cart.  This layout took me a really long time to finish and though I like it all right, I don't love it and I really wish I did.  I know you can't love 'em all but I really wanted something special for this picture.  Oh well, what to do?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I did this layout for a challenge over at Skrap 'n Chat.  Karen asked us to take a photo and have both a colour and black and white copy of it.  You cut out the subject from the colour photo and then put it on top of the b&w copy.  I did it digitally so I made sure to have a big shadow on it.  If you do it traditionally, use pop dots or foam to adhere it to the b&w photo to give it dimension.  I absolutely love the effect and will be using it more often.  So very cool!

I used Katie Pertiet's "Alandia Tropics"digi kit.  I have gotten so much use out of that kit already and have hardly started scrapping our beach pics.

Making Your Own Stickpins

Since these are such the trend these days, I thought this tutorial that I found would be of interest to some of you.  I love this blog - she has such great ideas!

Here's the tutorial:  click here