Tuesday, December 30, 2008
I happened to have 1/4" graph paper in my stash of supplies, so I used it when I drew out the tree and snowflake design. I used temp adhesive to hold it in place on the cardstock while I made the holes with a paper piercer. I raided my DMC for a variety of greens and started stitching!
Details: The words on the tree are from Martha Stewart stamps (Christmas gift) which were stamped with versamark and then dusted with Earth Tone Ikandee Chalks. The stitches around the edge of the layout hold thin 1/8" strips of paper that I slid in after the stitching was done. The little brass snowflake charms are from my stash. I bought the red "Merry Christmas" ribbon on the photo at a quilting store...and am struggling to remember the manufacturer...I believe it was May Arts. The gifts in the bottom right are Sizzix die cuts. The paper is from Debbie Mumm.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The second layout uses some fall themed rub-ons I picked up at WalMart a couple of weeks ago. The packaging referred to them as "stickers", so I was surprised when I got them home and found out they were actually rub-ons. Thank goodness for this challenge or I might have returned them!! For the layout, I rubbed most of them directly onto the Basic Grey blue cardstock, but some of them went onto a rust-colored cardstock and got cut out. (I felt the layout needed a little "pop"!) The pic is a friend of my son on our annual trip the local pumpkin patch. It is one of my favorites because I just love the colors and the expression on his face.
This challenge was great because it got me to scrap these pics which have been sitting in a photo album since 2003. Thanks for the inspiration! I am looking forward to the next challenge.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
The September Design Team kit from Scrapbooks Plus had some great papers from Anna Griffin with lots of rich earthy colors. MC had just taken some horseback riding lessons, so I had just the right pictures for this layout.
I love the rustic wood pattern of the background paper. It captured the atmosphere at the riding school perfectly.
Looking at the layout now, I wish I had added a few more details...maybe photocorners on the 5x7 with some machine sewing. And I absolutely wish I had a horse charm to put on that twine!
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
This layout went together so easily. A little design tip - I cut my pictures in strips to mimic the striped background paper on the second page. I left the main image in the picture solid, and just worked on the edges. Try it yourself, but make sure you don't cut across anybody's face!
The photos are double matted. First, on white cardstock, so the cutting is really obvious, then on orange, which also helps to tie them in with the photo element on the first page.
The colors in the Coastal Passion collection, by Reminisce, are perfect for recording your memories of those warm days in the sun. Stop by the special Design Team display in the crop room to pick out a few papers you can't live without!