Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A future "Golden" Page...

As I haven't really created much over the past couple of months, I seem to now be on a roll... except that I'm creating layouts that I don't have pictures for... YET!  :-)

I don't know about you but I have a whole pizza box full of layouts just like this... layouts just waiting for pictures to be added. Some pages are from classes that I have taken, others are pages I've done, and am just waiting for the right pictures to add. Because of the colouring of this layout, I'm thinking that I will be adding pics of my two Goldens -> Cassie & Wilson. (FYI - On a side note, Cassie turned 3 years old yesterday!!)

As for the paper, I have again used two different companies when creating this layout... "This & That" by Echo Park and "Follow Your Heart" by My Minds Eye.

Notice the triangle strip down the left side of the page... this is actually the part of the sticker page that is to be discarded... it's the bit of sticker that is located between 2 border stickers!! :-)

You'll also notice that I have use 2 different sets of 3 groupings... the triangle affect. First there is the 3 sets of buttons, each containing 3 buttons and secondly there are the 3 arrows creating another triangle!

As for a title, there are 2 places for me to put my title... either across the top of the right hand page or down the side of the left hand page.

Till next time... Happy Scrapping!! :-)

FYI - This layout was inspired by a sketch found in the May 2012 edition of "Kit Ideas & Inspirations" that The Memory Workshop sends out with their monthly kits.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

"so much to be thankful for"

I was sitting here today, getting ready to work on a layout that I had started yesterday but just wasn't getting anywhere with. Then I picked up this paper & the following layout came to mind... 

As I don't have any pictures that really go with this l/o, I am just using my set of "dummy" pictures in the different sizes that I eventually plan to use.

I've used paper from two different companies on this layout... Summer's End by Fancy Pants and Good Day Sunshine by We R Memory Keepers.

Running down the right side of the paper I used the matching rub-ons from Fancy Pants... the rub-on says "so much to be thankful for". I then decided to "stitch" around the whole layout... I thought that this helped the rub-on not to stand out as much.... plus your eye naturally follows the "stitching" around the paper to the words. That's my thinking anyway!

I also decided to use pop dots on the top 4x6 picture, so that I could use the tiny little cloths pins that I have had in my stash for ages! They help to pull out the colours on the page, especially since the brass flowers are so bold.

Till next time.... Happy Scrapping!! :-)

Happy Mother's Day! (2012)

Happy belated Mother's Day to all you Mom's that are reading this! I hope you had a great day!

I've been realizing that a nice card doesn't always have to be that complicated to make... some of the nicest cards are the simple ones... which also means that the don't take long to make! :-) This is one of those cards. It's very simple, yet I really like how it turned out!

This paper is from My Mind's Eye, the "Stella and Rose" collection and I've used my Pumpkin Spice ink pad by VersaMagic Dew Drop to ink both of the papers. You will notice however that the sentiment is a bit darker than the edges of the paper... the reason for this is because I first inked my stamp with a black ink before inking it with my Pumpkin Spice ink! I found that this just helps the words to pop out a bit more & not blend into the paper.

Thanks again for stopping by!!

Till next time... Happy Scrapping!! :-)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Back Again with "Introducing Wilson"

Do you find it hard to be "creative" when you are going through trials... when you are facing some sort of hardship? As much as I have wanted to spend time in my scrapbooking room creating a page or two, I just haven't been able to do it. Instead I sit on the computer and waste time surfing the net or playing mindless games on Facebook! OK there I admit it!! 

Well I finally told myself that enough is enough, life is passing me by & so many things have changed during that time that I need to get my camera back out & start taking pictures again! I can't turn back the clock & capture those moments but I can make sure I don't miss the next ones that come my way!

So on that note, let me show you a layout I made May 5th - National Scrapbooking Day... I had signed up for "Creative Crop" over at the website in celebration of the day! Every hour for 12 hours they would post a challenge. This was what finally got me to sit here and actually complete a page!!

Their first challenge was to "feature a photo with a fanciful frame".

Don't you just love the Pom-Pom ribbon! I've had it for awhile but I thought why not use it for my "fanciful frame"! Besides, it provides dimension to the page as well as colour! Both the pom-pom & ric-rac ribbons are from My Minds Eye "Fine and Dandy" line.

One thing that I found difficult when using this ribbon was that it kept releasing at the corners. To help secure it, I placed a small gold brad at each of the corners. Next time I think I would try using a glue gun!

I also made the circle embellishment located in the bottom right hand corner! The hardest part I found in making this was getting the glue to dry without loosing it's shape. Next time I will definitely use the glue gun!

The paper that I have used on this layout is from American Crafts "City Park Discovery Park" Collection from last year.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Till next time... Happy Scrapping!! :-)