Here is my second shot at project life. I'm definitely still trying to get a good understanding at these pages, but I'm glad I'm starting to use some bits that I had. I'm also glad on how fast this page came together.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
So I decided to give project life a go. I thought it might be a fun way to use up my stash a bit. I have so many scraps of paper and embellishment bits, so I'm glad to put them to use. I'm really trying to use up some washi tape. I can't use it up fast enough. Of course, I may have added some new stuff as well. I just hope I don't fall too far behind. I already got a later start on it then I wanted. Let's see if I can get caught up a bit.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I just wanted to share my creation for the Memory Nest's Make it Monday. It's a really sweet color challenge for February. I love the minty blue. I actually had the perfect pictures for the be thoughtful and generous phrase, but the colors in the photos where all yellow and green and clashed so badly with this color challenge. I might have to save that phrase for those photos though. Anyways, I found this cute little photo of my daughter and her boyfriend and had to use it.
I decided to give those pesky gelatos another chance. I put some gesso down (this seamed to make a HUGE difference) first and then smudge the gelatos down. Then I spritzed some water on it and let it run together. I really think that gesso stuff is key to getting gelatos to blend and get a much richer color. I'm just glad to finally get the look I've been trying to get with those things!
Monday, February 3, 2014
Ah, I can't believe it is Monday again. It was an exciting Sunday. First, my little guy got his second tooth (and I actually got a photo of it!). I'm going to miss that toothless grin, but not the major lack of sleep. This momma needs more than four hours a night. Second, I watched the super bowl for the first time ever. I normally could care less about it, but we were invited to a party and all of my daughter's boyfriends were there. Also, I live in the Seattle area so it is kind of impossible to avoid all the craziness. Anyways, it is another make it Monday over at the Memory Nest. This week you have to make a layout using this loving layout sketch made by the Scrappy Penguin. I'm always a fan of getting lots of photos onto a layout.
Now, I ventured a bit away from this layout. That mostly happened because I didn't have a lot of little photos to really work with. I did think about recreating the strips with some watercolor, but my watercolors disappeared. I think my little ballerina hid them somewhere. She has been running off with a lot of my stuff lately. She has become particularly fascinated with my flair. Any who, I did try to keep with the strip feel in keeping my photos relatively straight and lined up vertically. What I loved about this layout was the pocket spilling hearts all over the page and I knew I had to include that onto my page. I found this cute jar from Cratepaper's Lovenotes that I just had to use. I backed it with some vellum because it was clashing way to much with this black heart background paper (somehow I ended up with four sheets of this stuff and I have no idea how that happened!) and put some confetti hearts behind it and then put some more spilling onto the page.
Friday, January 31, 2014
I just made this page real quick for SWAT's drill #24. For the challenge you have to add some buttons on your layout using the sketch.
I've been digging out photos of my daughter to see how my son looks compared to her. They really do look so much alike, Anyways, I found this nifty blue star button that I really wanted to use and I love how it looks on the page, but I wanted to add more button and really didn't have any others that would work for the page. Oh well.
Monday, January 20, 2014
It's another Monday over at The Memory Nest. This week it is a fun new sketch by Crystal. Now, I didn't have as much time to do this layout as I usually do, because I only got back a little bit more than a week ago after being stuck in New York from that deep freeze that was going on. While it was great to have the extra time with my family, it did create a lot of chaos to our daily routines.
Anyways, I had been saving our library receipts in hopes to make a page with them. Well, I thought this would be a great layout to make a page about the books we took out this year. Now, the picture isn't the greatest, but I never think about taking a photo at the library. This is actually a photo I found on my mom's camera. I decided that I would put some of my daughter's favorite books that we took out right by the photo and then I listed a bunch more around the layout. I was actually surprised how few book titles I could write around the edge. I thought I was going to be able to fit a bunch more. Anyways, I'm glad that this page came out as cute as it did. I think my daughter will love being able to look back and see what books she picked out and loved when she was three.
I debated a little bit on how I was going to do the title, but in the end I decided to stamp and stitch. The stitching did turn out a bit larger than I was anticipation. I debated if it should just say book, but it really is a page about all (well most) of the books we had taken out so I had to add the S.
Monday, January 6, 2014
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Ah it's Monday. I have to fly back to Seattle later today after being on Holiday in Rochester, NY. I'm sad to be leaving all my family (my daughter LOVED playing with all her cousins), but I will not miss the -6 temps, several feet of snow, and lots of wind.
It's another color challenge over at Make it Monday over at the Memory Nest. This color pallet is not my normal kind of color scheme as it is far too muted. Oddly, it reminds me a lot of my sister's furniture from Florida. If only I had a picture of it!
To bring in the neutral color, I added the wooden frame and the cork stars. In the inspiration I noticed a tiny bit of yellow on the table so I added the blue patch with the yellow star. I had to get a little more color in!
Sunday, December 22, 2013
When I noticed sketch challenge #20 over at ScrapFriends, I knew I wanted to play along.
I already had my little square photos, so I knew I wasn't going to make them into circles, but I thought I could add in the circle feel other ways. I looked for circular wooden embellishments, circle stencils, and looped up twine.
I definitely used up a bit of my stash on this one. I used up lots of odd and ends and a few new things too. I can't decide if my favorite part is the polka dots I added to the background or the bouquet of blue glittery stars. This definitely makes for a fun page for my wedding scrapbook!
Monday, December 16, 2013
It's another make it Monday over at The Memory Nest. It's a beautiful color challenge. I just love this mix of colors. It's a fresh take for Christmas and winter colors. For the twist you have to add some texture. I added some strange cardboard stuff I had laying around. I think it was packaging for something, but I have no clue anymore.
I started making this page by stamping the triangles. I don't normally use color ink with stamping, but I wanted to try something more out of the ordinary. The triangles looked way to plain by themselves, so I added some "snowballs." I used some gesso and a stencil to make them all over. It added so much texture. Then I layered the paper, added photos and framed them, added embellishments and then added the title. I decided to add my journaling to the lower right corner, but then the upper left looked much to lonely, so I stamped that little yeti. I just love his playfulness. He is just too cute!