Wednesday, April 11, 2012


This is another layout from our road trip.  These pictures were taken on the island of Chiloe, where we stayed for three days.  This is the little bay where we saw two species of penguins and other marine life - too fun!

My layout is based off this sketch at Sketch Support (Two-Page #7):

This is what I came up with:

Digital supplies:  Kona Coast - Julie Billingsley

I made that ripple myself in PSE so it's not perfect but I'm quite impressed that I managed to do it (and I honestly can't remember how I did it *blush*).  This is one of those templates I did a long time ago and am just now finishing the layout up.

I decided to use a beach kit that is more for swimming, lay-on-the-beach kind of photos because I love the colours.  I figured with K's colourful sweater and A's red jacket, I could get away with it.  ;)   I really like all the little elements that are with this kit but I love how the little sand splash behind the star fish turned out.  My favourite, though, is that beaded border that I put along the bottom of the photos - isn't it pretty?

Monday, April 9, 2012

From Here to There

We have Easter holidays right now and I've been fairly productive in the getting the house sorted side of things so I decided to tackle another project of mine, which is our road trip from 2010.  I started this album long ago and I put it to the side because I was tired of doing trip pages.  I tend to get this way - I can't do much of one thing or I lose inspiration.

However, I did do something quite brilliant before leaving Jamaica, and that was to get the bones of these pages done.  I separated my photos into regions and then into activities so I knew which photos I wanted to go together.  Then I made up templates and added the photos into them.  So, the photo placement and any blocking was done.  What was left?  Choosing the papers and embellies, finding a title and writing the journalling.

This page was one of the ones I'd gotten ready.  I haven't been in the mood to design anything lately - I'm just too tired to be creative and have to think about it - so I thought I'd try this one-pager, very clean layout.  I really enjoyed doing it - finding the right papers and embellies is fun so it was the perfect thing for me.

Digital supplies:  Strawberry Fields - Misty Cato

I wouldn't want to do all my pages this way but I have to say that from time to time, it's nice to have the option of doing it.  I think I may add this to my arsenal of scrapping techniques, especially when you've got a ton of pictures that you want to scrap in a certain order!