Friday, September 27, 2013

Scrapbooking, Sunshine

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I love yellow pages.  They always make me so happy.  I made this for SWAT drill 16.  The layout sketch was a fun one to work with.  I stitched the pink cloud and then made another one out of some vellum.  At first the cloud was going to be yellow, but I wanted to make it stand out more so pink it was!  I also used some weird texture board that I had laying around and I misted it up with yellow, orange, and pink.
Normally, I make my pages about the event in the picture.  This photo was originally going to tell about my daughter playing in the sprinkler, but it turned out to be more about her expression.  So my journaling was more like a little prayer for my daughter then the normal story telling.
 
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The twist for the drill was some twine.  I used it for the button and I also wanted to use it to stitch the cloud, but I only had yellow and blue twine and that wasn't working well.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Scrapbooking, Umbrella

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I made this page for the sketch challenge 17 at ScrapFriends.  I picked this photo of my daughter because I loved the colors from her skirt and umbrella.  At first I had my page oriented the same as the sketch, but then I realized that the ribbon kind of looked like rain, so I rotated my page.  Then I ended up cutting up my vellum layer into a cloud since the ribbon looked like it needed a cloud to come out of.  I also then added some cloud stamps to help fill up the sky.  It's funny how a page can turn out very differently then what was planned.
 
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The ribbon colors were originally supposed to be a big version of my daughter's skirt before I decided that they should be rain.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Scrapbooking, Hidden Beach

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What a fun challenge is in store for everyone at the Memory Nest!  Here is my water inspiration for everyone.  At first I was going to do a page of my little dude's first bath, but these photos from one of out impromptu trips to one of our favorite beaches this summer while we were waiting for the little guy to make an appearance worked better with the interactive element I wanted to do. 
 
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So the twist was to make an interactive element.  At first I thought about cutting out that upper photo of my daughter and myself walking on the beach and making a tab that you could pull out to actually make us walk, but I ended up deciding that my cutting skills were not up for that challenge.  I ended up just doing a big flap up and a little pull out journaling tag.

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On of my favorite details is the stitched title.  I love the texture it creates.  The title might seem kind of weird, but the beach we were at is basically in downtown Bellevue.  The entrance is hidden away and the first time I tried to get here I drove past it several times.  It's a small beach, but because it is so tricky to get to, it often only has a few people at it.
 
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And here are just a few close-ups of my interactive part.  I love the bright colors of this page.  The yellow and pink papers I used on this layout play off of the colors from my daughters shirt.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Scrapbooking, Rattlesnake Ridge

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I had more photos that I wanted to scrapbook of this hike we did last year.  I'm very happy with this layout.  I wasn't positive the photos hanging all out on the top of the page was going to balance well with all the emptiness in the middle, but the ink splats really helped fill the void.

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I normally stay away from brown, but on a nature page these brown thickers did the trick and I got to use my new golden yellow washi tape!

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Rattlesnake Ridge is one of my favorite trails and I never get tired of it, but I was recently reminded how dangerous it is.  I recently found out on the news that someone slipped off the rocks at the top and passed away just a few days ago.  Hiking this trail isn't going to be the same.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Scrapbooking, Stay This Little

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Just wanted to share the page I made for The Memory Nest.  I'm so glad to still be on the design team for the Fall. 
 
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 I felt like the color pallet on this challenge was very retro with all the brown, orange, and yellow.  It reminds me of the curtain hanging in my parents dinning room.  Anyways, I thought this color pallet would work well with these pictures of my daughter in her bright yellow shirt. 
 
The twist to the challenge was to use one of the sayings for your tittle.  I decided to use the "I know you won't."  I just added on to it to make it more relevant to my page. 

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I had to keep the page simple, as I rather sleep than scrapbook right now.  Oh, I just hope the little guy will start to sleep more then just two hours in a row soon.  The lack of sleep is really starting to get to me.  The most complicated thing I did was cut out the hexagons (Hey, that is Moose's favorite shape!).  I also used one of my pier frames that I just got.  I have been trying to get them for what seems like forever!  Every place I tried to get them kept selling out on me, but I finally got my hands on them hahaha!