Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Next I set about trying to decide what layout would best fit the photos and the paper I had. I did have plenty of 12x12 but also had a bunch of 4x6 cards that I needed to use, so I decided that this sketch by Susan Stringfellow for Basic Grey would be perfect. It allowed me to use a lot of the different patterns from the 4x6 paper.
For the embellishments I used DCWV corrugated paper and cut them out with Sizzix flower dies by Brenda Walton.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Recently my younger cousin retired from the military and took a "return to civilian life" tour of California. Part of that included some time with me at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and a day at the Happiest Place on Earth. I'm so proud of her and spent the entire day bragging about her to any CM who would listen. I also made sure that she was a part of the daily Flag Retiring ceremony that takes place in Town Square. I got a little teary. She stood at attention through that whole ceremony. I'm so happy that I have the pictures of it.
This layout was based on Sketch Savvy Two-Page Sketch #19. The minute I saw it I thought of this box of old Bo Bunny paper that I had in my scraproom closet, and if you know me, you know I love old paper lines. It was perfect. Thank you Susan! I love it!
I didn't do anything techniquey on this page because I made it as a sample for layout kits. Many times the samples I make end up getting sold because without kids, I often don't have photos that will fit them. Not so when it comes to the patriotic layouts. I have tons from Disney and from travels across the US.
If you're interested in purchasing a kit, you can check out my Etsy Shop. It's brand new! Be sure to click on the photos and read the descriptions because I usually put a suggestion for how each layout could fit Disney photos if you are a Disney Scrapper. My layouts aren't always obviously Disney.
Like this one. ;-)
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The paper for these pages was from Ruby Rock-it. We were also given a whole package of little goodies too. I put many of them to use on this layout.
These pictures were from my mom's birthday in June of 2009. My sister had recently finished a course of chemo treatments, so her hair is just beginning to grow back. She looked cute with her short hair and those dimples. The bottom picture above is a selfie before iPhones. We used a point and shoot and had to hope for the best. At least my sister looks good. LOL!
So that's it for this layout. Not a lot to share as I didn't use anything but the paper and things in the kit. I did go a little overboard with the banners, but I felt like there would be a lot of banners at a carnival, and once I got started it was hard to stop.
Yeah! Another mostly finished class layout DONE!! That counts and two this week. One of these days I may have to start saying "When I start something, by golly I finish it!" We aren't quite there yet, I still have piles of mostly finished layouts, but at least I do manage to get some of them done once in awhile.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
There was also a technique that I wasn't to excited to try so as always I just did what I wanted while the rest of the class attempted the technique.
This layout is a take on this one pager from Sketch Savvy #108. I turned it into a two page layout. It's a very loose interpretation of the sketch because I forgot which sketch I used and had to finish the layout two months later.
I used some colored canvas from Die Cuts with a View to make two flowers on this layout.
This flower was made from the paper backed canvas by Die Cuts with a View.
This banner was cut with a new Sizzix die I bought from my LSS.
Happy to be finished with this after two months. I really didn't like this line, but I'm so glad that it ended up being perfect for these pictures.