Monday, August 31, 2009


The kit I got for the Scrapbooks Plus Design Team this month was from My Mind's Eye, Andrea Victoria. I absolutely loved it! The paper is so versatile. I don't usually share my cards, but I really had fun making this one:
I incorporated a doodlebat, DB KanjiWords A-G from scrapNfonts, for the Dream*Discover*Happiness tiles. It was the first time I have used a doodlebat, basically like a stamp, and I loved it. I just fiddled around with the font size until I had what I wanted, then I printed them on MME patterned paper, cut them out, and popped them up. I created the "ribbon" by making little folds in a strip of the Andrea Victoria paper at fairly regular intervals.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Missy Messy...

is a nickname I use for my daughter...more of a term of endearment than any kind of description. And yet, it seemed the perfect title for this layout... I have not done a digital layout in a long time. This one was prompted by the August template challenge on the Scrap-N-Fonts blog. It was well timed because I had purchased several fonts when I was on vacation, but had not downloaded or installed them since my return home - so this really got me "off the dime" as my parents would say.
Anyway, I also had to make several trips back to "My Classes" on the Jessica Sprague website because I knew I had been taught how to do clipping masks in a couple of her wonderful online classes, but I couldn't quite remember how. Thank goodness all of the classes are available forever, because it didn't take me long to find what I was looking for. I do feel myself being drawn over to digi scrapping because there was absolutely no mess to clean up when I was finished...
I really am happy with how it turned out and I have to thank the designer of the paper kit for that, Summer Driggs. Her stuff is fabulous!
Credits: Scrap-N-Fonts - LD Chicken Scratch, LD Dainty Swirl. "Courage" Kit by Summer Driggs: Brown, Green & Dots Paper; Yellow TOrn Paper; Tag 3;Brown Button; Lace Eyelet.