Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh What Fun Layout

Finally I am posting a new layout. I created this for the Lasting Memories challenge this week to use hidden journaling. I used Echo Park Summer Days papers which I have had for quite a while but just hadn't used yet. I found a lo online that I lifted except I changed the papers used and a few other things. I also used all EP Summer Days embelishments. Some are the chipboard pieces and others are from the sticker sheets with the paper pack. I really love all of the EP paper kits and I am planning to get a few new ones. My journaling is on a tag cut out from the sheet of tags that come with the kit and then tucked behind the green paper. These photos are from when I took Will to the IL state fair and he got to ride the rides all day with a one price wristband. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Carving Layout

Another digital layout for the Lasting Memories Challenge! The challenge this week was to show dimension on your layout. I show dimension with the pumpkin seeds scattered across the page, the buttons at the top and the pumpkin seed border. I used a digital kit from My Memories called Carving Pumpkins to create it. I love this kit because I really love to carve pumpkins every year. I usually do 3 or 4 of them every year to put out on the front porch for Halloween. These are the ones I carved last year. My favorite is the one with the Chicago Blackhawks Indian head logo on it. It was also the hardest one I have ever done but it was so worth it! Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Kick It Layout

The Lasting Memories challenge this week is to use a tag on your layout. I used the Soccer Star kit from My Memories to create this layout. I saw this kit and really loved the colors and extras that were included with it. I knew I had a lot of photos from Will playing soccer the last couple of spring and fall sessions with the YMCA. The kit did not include a tag though so I used one from the Applelicious kit. Thanks for looking at my layout

Friday, October 14, 2011

Silly Dog layout

I created this lo for the 52 Weeks layout challenge I am in. I used Max & Whiskers papers, stickers and chipboard. I used some pictues of my Mom and Dad's dog Charlie that I took this summer. I used a sketch from Scrap a Little to create the lo. Thanks for looking.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dancing in the Dark layout

The Lasting Memories challenge this week is a recipe with a twist. The recipe is: 1 Photo, 2 Embellishments & 3 colors. The twist is to use song lyrics for your title. I decided to use a photo from the Bruce Springsteen concert I went to in October of 2009. My BFF Mary bought me tickets for my birthday and I was thrilled. I had wanted to see a Springsteen concert for a long time but had just never gotten the chance. Mary didn't want to go with me so I took Terry who didn't really want to go either but he did. LOL I loved every minute of the show and danced and sang the whole time. We had tickets for the floor so that was really cool too. I used 1 photo from the concert, 2 embelishments from the Music to My Ears pack from My Memories and my 3 colors are blue, black and red. I had fun with this challenge and decided that I had to use Dancing in the Dark for my title since thats what I was doing! All embelishments, journaling tag and papers are from the Music to my Ears collection. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple Picking Layout

The Lasting Memories challenge this week is to use frames and flowers. I thought I would use this new kit called Applelicious to create this layout. It is a great kit with lots of great papers both patterned and solids. It also has a ton of great embellishments including flowers, stitching, brads, buttons, ribbons and two alphas. I bought it knowing that we were going apple picking this weekend but I will be able to use a lot of the embellishments on other layouts. The only thing I used from a different kit is the title which came from a fall kit called Feelin' Fallish which has a lot of goodies too. I am totally loving the digital lo's. It takes me as much time to create a digital lo as a paper lo but no mess to clean up and resizing photos as needed is great too. I just created photo boxes to fit into the frames that I had resized and ta-da I had exactly the size photos I needed. I had a fun time creating this layout and we had a great time at the orchard too. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Barn Owl LO

This lo was made to follow this sketch:
I followed it pretty closely and didn't really make any changes to it. Its a great sketch so I had no problems with following it. I used a digital paper collection called Hints of Autumn which I bought at Scrapbook Bytes. The set is on sale for $1 each. I bought the papers and the elements. They look great and for $1 it was a great bargain. The only thing not from that pack is the stitching which came with the program. I used photos from this weekend when we went to Scheel's and saw the Raptor Project It was really cool to see all the different birds they had. They showed us a vulture, some falcons, different types of owls and a golden eagle and a bald eagle. Will got picked to go up and feed the bald eagle which was really neat. I will be doing a lo with those pictures sometime soon. Afterwards for a donation you could get your photo holding one of the birds and Will chose the Barn Owl. It had a sweet face and looked soft and fluffy so thats why he picked it. I'm really happy with how my digital lo's are turning out and how easy it is to use the pictures I just took and whichever size I need them to be. I don't usually print my photos so being able to resize as needed is a definite bonus for me. Thanks for looking!