Thursday, April 28, 2011

Day 40

Here's another layout! I found a series of photos from a couple of trips to visit DH's daughter and her family. These layouts are perfect if you have a ton of photos. It uses the spinning method and fortunately for me BoBunny had a line of paper with a die cut in the shape of a flower - the perfect shape for spinning layouts!

As you will notice one page has the die cut on the front of the page. The other page has the die cut between a pocket I created. Either way, spin the die cut to see the different photos. There are 8 photos hiding beneath. And LOTS of flowers. The flowers in the center is what is helping the page spin:

Day 39

this layout I really like. Originally I was going to do a waterfall because I had so many pics from this event. But then I thought I would do something I've never seen anyone do and create "waterfall pockets" - for lack of a better term. Each pocket is layered half way over another pocket. You can pull out each photo, which is on it's own mat and tab (with ribbon) to view. There is a journal mat on the flip side. The font is from Limeade. I wasn't trying to copy the matted photos from the other layout; I accidentally punched out too many so I used the others on this layout. The paw prints are from a fiskars hand punch.

Day 38

Lazy dogs ahead! Actually, one dog is lazier than the other 2. It's comical around our household. We call her our "little couch potato". I have to do a layout with that expression, lol. I'll eventually replace the last photo of the 3 dogs together with one of the couch potato. Needed something for this layout. I love how the colors blend together. OOH! It also gave me a change to check out one of my new carts, Quarter Note. I welded the letters together in CDS. "Lazyday" was sort of a rip off from our days of the week:

Day 37

This one deserves an explanation. You know those "Bravissimo" ribbons MM are trying to popularize? I decided "why buy them?". So I made my own for one of my fur-babies. This layout is a little boring but I couldn't let a day go by. I tried to fill up the space using images from Paper Pups. I also used my EK paw print punch to do my best with an "around the page" effect on the photos.

Day 36

How about some fun with Grandpa and Oma? It gave me an opportunity to use the Little Boy paper. Our youngest grandchild is VERY responsive to the "peek-a-boo" game. I also showed off 2 new MS punches:

Day 35

I had fun with this one. It was time consuming but worth it! Notice the "ribbon" I created using a MS punch and cardstock. I also had to trim the die cut I used (BoBunny, Mammarazzi)and then I distressed the edge.

The jump rings were inspired by a sign I saw in a country shop. I can easily flip over a segment and put another photo or more journaling if I wanted.

Day 34

In my attempt to get caught up...yeah yeah, I know. But I'm a very determined person and I mean it! I will get caught up. REALLY! :-)

This layout was inspired by something I saw on a magazine cover. The first thought that ran through my head was "I can do this one better". And I believe I did. I had left over paper from the Be Mind line (Echo Park), as well as paper I bought at HL a loooooooong time ago. I also used a new punch by EK

Missed me?

Sorry all! it has been crazy hectic around here lately. Don't worry! I've been also scrappin' and creating, just haven't been bloggin'!We'll consider this page Day 33.

Ok, so which layout do I share with you first? I've been working on some for my fur-babies, and recently found an arsenal of photos I forgot about. There is "ammo" all over my scraproom, lol!

Below is a layout using Core'dinations paper with Echo Park paper. The boy in the photo is one of our grand children. I made the pillows for his sister's birthday party (India decor and cuisine theme). He thought he was being so clever hiding behind those pillows!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Daily challenge - Day 32

How about a technique? I will show you how I handled the element stickers on Day 31. Yes, they're stickers! But I made them pop! I am not a big fan of stickers. But this is a really cool and simple technique so you don't have to slap a sticker on your layouts. What you do is:

1. place your pop dots on the sticky side but do NOT remove the backing of the pop dots.
2. sprinkle with baby powder and shake off the excess. This takes the sticky away from the sticker.
3. remove the backs of the pop dots.
4. place on your layout.

Pics are below:

Ok, next up is a video tutorial I've been meaning to do for a couple of weeks now. Will post it this week! Maybe tomorrow!

Daily challenge - Day 31

Last layout for the night! Isn't it just so cute? The paper is mostly Echo Park Be Mine; the stripes is paper I bought a long time ago. The punch around the page from Martha Stewart. I'll try to remember to come back and update any of my blog posts with correct names of the punches used but you can get them at Ms; HL has a crappy selection of MS punches. I have a few of them in my store but they're new on the market; M's hasn't gotten them in yet which is why I brought them into my store. Who knows when M's will get them, or if. I doubled up on the tulle so it would show:

Daily challenge - Day 30

And we're up to day 30! woo HOO! This is the BoBunny Mamarazzi paper line which is sold in my store.

Ok, another photo explanation. This series of photos is of DH's granddaughter. Her parents had just moved into their first purchased home and she was running around the backyard (it's huge). The title of this photo series is backyard run. BUT, I used my Tim Holtz photo negative die strip (we sell it in the store) and carefully sized the photos so they would fit in the window of the negative after I cut it out. It doesn't fit perfectly if you have the font default set to Time New Roman, 12. Maybe set it to 10. I ended up cutting it (and noting the number in the photo sequence) every two photos and gluing it to the back of the "negative". The caption about the photos was just perfect, and a little Tim Holtz embellishment:

I forgot to talk about the rose ribbon trim. It was originally white but I sprayed it with my Glimmer Mist. The color of the mist matched the brown in the paper line.

Daily challenge - Day 29

And we're moving right along! Maybe I better explain this one. First, the photo of the Maltese isn't that great quality; need to play with that in Photoshop. Second, this dog tends to show a great deal of contempt for DH's dog, the Brittany in the other photo. My dog sits there by the dog door, guarding it as if she's the gatekeeper. She growls at DH's dog when she tries to come inside. DH's dog weighs 40 pounds; my Maltese weighs 9 pounds yet she obviously knows how to intimidate the Brittany. Sigh...

Echo Park, Be Mine:

Daily challenge - Day 28

And now, for sometihng completely different...

I was inspired by something I saw in a magazine for a Mary Engelbreit ad placement. The paper is from personal stock although I did use a couple of sheets from Echo Park's Be Mine line, and my Martha Stewart punch. The phrases are from Twinkle Toes I believe. The ribbon was left over from another project, and the diamond jewels something I found at HL last year. I'm actually not finished, I think M's has a rhinestone heart the same size as the heart that's in the crown; if so I'm gluing it there. Believe it or not, I had my dogs in mine for this layout :-):

Daily challenge - Day 27

Here is layout #4. I thought this one was a plainer than the others so it's priced a little less. Looking at this one would get the impression that the school colors are purple, black and white, lol!:

Daily challenge - Day 26

Ready for another? Here is layout 3. In case you haven't figured it out, Willis is big on their football. Actually, that's the entire state of Texas. I used the Varsity cart again, Designer Calendar, Twinkle Toes, and welded the images together in CDS between 3 other carts. Not sure the names, but Storybook was one, can't remember the other two. The printed paper was something leftover from my personal collection. And of course my Spellbinders Grande:

Daily challenge - Day 25

Here we go! the next layout in the 4 part Willis Wildkat series: There is only one pic for this one, not sure what happened to the other two. Anyway, it will be Varsity cricut cart with this one (and Spellbinders). The flowers are 7 Gypsies:

Daily challenge - Day 24

I'll bet ya'll thought I fell off the face of this earth! NOPE! just been reeeeeeeeeeeeeeally busy dealing with the store and stuff. But that doesn't mean I haven't been working on projects and layouts. It only means that I haven't made time to post on the blog. So I have some blogging to catch up with! So are you ready?

Here is a layout - which is for sale at the store - for all you Wildkat lovers! I made 4 layouts total. Here is the first: