Sunday, November 28, 2010

3 New Layouts! seems like forever since I've posted. Only a week, but that's a long time in scrappy blogging land :) Over the past week, I've worked on these three layouts.

This is the last of Paige's 9-month photos. I really do get carried away when taking pictures...her one-year book is going to be so thick! I used my leaves Sizzix die for the viney leaves. I used white paper, though, and inked them to make them green. Inks are so cool!

This is from Reese's 3-year photo shoot last year. She actually turned 3 in September, but her photoshoot didn't happen until November. There are several more from this shoot coming up in future pages, so expect to see more of her!

I pulled out the old DCWV Sweet Stack for this one...mainly because Paige had a cupcake on her onesie. I have all the matching chipboard shapes and stickers, so I had fun sorting through everything. I inked around the edges using white chalk and a scalloped template...instant depth! Love that look.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Using old sketches

I have two new layouts to share today. I have so many sketches saved on my computer, and I used two that I've had saved for a while.

This one is from Sketchabilities. I printed this picture in black & white so I could use some not so "girly" colors. These are from a huge stack of KI Memories papers. I love the color scheme & designs!

This is a Julie Bonner sketch. I just love everything she creates!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Nine Months :)

Here are two more layouts from Paige's nine-month photo shoot. Hard to believe I took these a year ago! Where does the time go?

I dug out some old stamps I had...a whole sheet of stitches, flourishes and dots. I love how I can create the "stitched" look without actually sewing.

For the title on this one, I used some really flashy, shiny gold chipboard letters. I sanded them down and ran a light blue ink pad over them. The scallops were made using a Sizzix border die.

Friday, November 12, 2010

More layouts of my silly girl :)

I have more layouts to share today! This first one is of Paige's 9-month photo shoot. I sort of went crazy each month until she turned one :) I have lots more to come. I lifted this one from a digital layout I found on the web. It has lots of layers and textures.

This one was fun...Paige seems to know every yoga pose! She does downward dog, upward dog, cat stretch, frog...and she even throws in several leg stretches :)

This was fun to make...I took a plain white sheet of cardstock and used a big scalloped sheet in the center. I stamped all around it, creating the pretty background design. I loved how it turned out!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays & My Little Sketch Blook

I completed two layouts for two different sketch challenges this weekend.

The first one is for Sketchy Thursdays. First of all, I need to say that in the bigger picture, it looks like Reese's legs are all dirty and bruised. It's the shadowing from the hut she's in! She did have a knee scrape, but that's it, I promise!

Here is what I submitted to the latest sketch challenge at My Little Sketch Blook. Liz Qualman's sketches are so pretty!

I love playing with photo editing. I loved how this one turned out!

Friday, November 5, 2010

A few more layouts...

It's Friday! I have a few new layouts to share today. They are all pictures of Paige from last November.

I used a 12-inch scalloped template on this one. I used white ink chalk around the edges. I also used a heart die-cut (Sizzix) to cut the flowers up top from patterned paper. (I own a Cuttlebug, but the Sizzix dies work in it! Woo Hoo!) Paige's "thing" at this time was to suck one of her thumbs while trying to stick her other pinky in her mouth at the same time. (Now, one year later, she still sucks her thumb!)

I used last week's Sketchy Thursday sketch, but I didn't finish it in time to submit it for the weekly contest. I just love these close-up pictures of Paige's face...little baby parts are just so cute!

For this one, I used papers from an old stack from Walmart that I've had for a few years. Whenever I go through my old stash, it's like going shopping because it's like new stuff I forgot I had! I started with white cardstock. I used a few flourish chipboard shapes for masks, and I spritzed with some green and pink mist. I love the loopy border...a Sizzix die that works in my Cuttlebug! Yeah! I traced one of the chipboard flourishes onto patterned paper and cut it out. I do that a lot so I save my actual has so many uses!

Monday, November 1, 2010

2 New Layouts

I have two more layouts to share...I love how they both turned out!

For this one, I misted the background paper, which is pretty subtle. The papers are from an old colleciton I bought fro Oriental Trading over a year ago! I had forgotten I had it, and I loved how it coordinated with the background cardstock.

This is another one of my favorite pictures of Reese. I tried out some stamps I've had for a while. I like the way it ties some brown into the blue & green mix. I also used a bracket-shaped piece of paper as a template and inked around the edges to give the soft look of a border.