Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Jack and Sally and some cool paper flowers!

I regularly check many of the websites I have linked to this blog and on the Cosmo Cricket website last week I noticed that Julie had posted a you tube video demo by Natasja, one of their DT members. In it she showed how she made some paper flowers for embellishments. I thought they were so great and I wanted to use them on the very next layout I made. It just so happened that I was working on another Basic Grey Challenge layout using the Black Tie line and I thought they might just be a fun element to add to the page. So, here is my attempt at Natasja's flowers. I also lifted the torn corrugated paper corner idea from designer Susan Stringfellow.

A little about this layout, we were visiting Disneyland in October of 2008 and while pressing a quarter of the Nightmare Before Christmas 15 year Anniversay, we noticed Jack and Sally hanging out in a back, hidden atrium in New Orlean's Square. We followed them out and got this picture with them. I believe it was a very rare occurrence as we never saw them out again.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

My Scrap Sty. Where it all happens!

My friend Susan challenge a few of us to drop everything and take a picture of our scraproom as it was at that very moment, then to make a layout of it. We were not supposed to stage or clean up at all. She wanted us to record what a real, live, well-used scrapbook room looks like. Despite my desire to tidy and take the trash out (I had bags of trash as I had been cleaning for about two weeks straight) I followed the directions to a T.

So, here it is--my scrap sty.

I just used stuff I had in my stash. Paper is Basic Grey Color Me Silly, tickets are from a bulk roll from the office store, letters were chipboard and metal letters I bought years ago and don't remember the manufacturer. I made the punches and letters shiny by putting Ranger Glossy Accents on them.