Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Card Catch-Up

Hello Family, Friends, & Fellow Crafters,

Last week I tried to play catch up on some much needed cards.  Several of the images were colored weeks maybe even two months ago and I am just getting around to actually using them.  Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.

Chef Phoebe is an image created by Robert Jackson.  I am also entering this into the Jackson's Digital Expression Challenge #29

During my crop last month, I was re-introduced to the Unity Stamp Company.  I came home and immediately started browsing their site.  The first order I picked up 2 stamps and the second order, 3 more. I had fun coloring these.

I am entering the pink skates in the Mojo Monday #265 Sketch Challenge.  I love this blog when I need a sketch to get me going.

The second order consisted of some much needed phrase stamps

Lastly, I cannot remember who the author of this image is.  After my flashdrive crashed, I had to search high and low for my digis.  The feathering technique (what you see on the gowns), I learned on youtube.

Again, thank you so much for stopping by.  Sorry if you spot any typos.  A few of my laptop keys are on their last strokes.  LOL!!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

From the Land of Layouts

Hello Family, Friends, & Fellow Crafters,

It is time for me to post my layouts from last weekend.  Doing page kits are a life saver, especially when it comes to a crop.  I had a light bulb moment on how I used to scrap the same way, before I even new what a page kit was.  Here is how I used to get things accomplished when I did not have a scrap room:

Monday - Select my pictures and create a layout sketch in Microsoft Word
Tuesday - Trim my pictures and journal (I usually did this at work during a break or lunch)
Wednesday - Pick out paper and cut it to my specification
Thursday - Glue down paper and pictures
Friday - Add embellishments and tadaaaaa, a layout was born.

That is essentially how you prepare a page kit to take to a crop with the exception of doing those steps at once and not gluing down until you get there.  I've actually decided that I need to get back to doing layouts that way so I can actually get some accomplished.

OK, the reason you are here.... the layouts.  The first 2 is something I've never done.  Create a LO for each child's album of the same event.  I usually reserve those for the family album, but I was feeling generous for these Easter layouts and I had just as many joint pictures as I did of them individually.

the pink label to the left is for her to journal on.

It's funny to see this layout since I'm still scrapping his K year.  I'm scrapping all over the place.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Sweet Wedding

Good Evening Family, Friends, & Fellow Crafters.

I am not only recovering from a scrapbook retreat, but now I have a cold.  When I arrived at the retreat, my sinuses were going wild and I was off all weekend but I kept pushing through because scrapping is too much fun not too.  I think between the constant temp changes and the rainy packing, I am under and out.


On to the projects.  The last few wedding invites or programs I've done have been oddly shaped.  I like the challenge at times and this ice cream is one of them.

Whether with tissue paper or vinyl, decorating candles is fun.  The first project is a centerpiece for my aunt who had her co-workers over for dinner.  The other is a wedding gift for one of my scrappy friends.  We surprised her at the crop over the weekend with a mini album and the charger set below.

I put glue on the rim and base of the glass, then poured glitter over it.

The card was made by fellow crafter:  Joy Medley.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hello Family, Friends, and Fellow Crafters.

Sending my sincere apologies for being M.I.A. over the last few months.  What can I say? Life has truly been busy.  BUT, I'm ready for a crafty comeback.  I have missed my personal crafting time.  I say that with a smile on the horizon, as I am enjoying a 4 day weekend scrap retreat as I type.  As a matter of fact, I am 51 minutes away from being up 24 hours!  So stay tuned, I should have some projects to share like this shirt I made yesterday to wear today.