Thursday, February 16, 2012

Leisurely Drive

For those of you who have been reading my blog this past year, you know that I've been working on an album from our big road trip in 2010 through Argentina and Chile.  I have to admit that I have totally put it to the side.  Life has gotten far too busy and I've just gotten back onto the scrapping train and I've been more motivated to do paper scrapping than digi.

However, one of my friends from Club CK put a challenge out to scrap a layout from your southern hemisphere wanderings.  What better motivation than a challenge, right?  :D    So, I went into one of my folders from our trip and I pulled out the pics I wanted to use.  I headed over to Sketch Support to find a two-pager that would suit my pics and got to work.   Here's what I came up with:

Based on 2-page sketch #12, Sketch Support
"Vintage Dreams" digi kit from Little Dream Designs
Stitching from Cathy Zielske
Scalloped border from Julie Billingsley

Monday, February 13, 2012

Santa's Little Helpers

I decided to tackle some of the Christmas pictures from A's first year.  We have a few of them since we celebrated an early Christmas, just the four of us before we left Chile, and then we had two other celebrations in Canada.

I bought a Christmas stack from DCWV about three years ago and have hardly used it so I decided to break it out and get at it.  My friend, Jennifer DeWolfe, sent me a great bunch of goodies this past summer and in it was this awesome pom pom trim.  I'd never used it before but I think it looks great with these papers and colours!  I decided to add a little bow and ribbon to the trim too.

I didn't have any cardstock the shade of red I wanted so I brought out the inks and did it that way.  Gotta love being able to customize things to your needs!

I cut the title out with SCAL and popped it up (I've been doing that lots lately!) and then I decided that I needed a little something between the title and the ribbon so I decided to stitch in some lines.  Why not make it peppermint colours?  lol