Thursday, June 12, 2008

The World Awaits You

A card for my son graduating Kindergarten

Bazzill, Jenni Bowlin, Daisy D's papers;
K and Co. and Daisy D's rub-ons;
Jenni Bowlin felt bird;
Stickles (for the eye).

when good photo shoots go bad...

When Good Photo Shoots Go Bad
Patterned Paper: Autumn Leaves, My Minds Eye, Creative Imaginations
Die-cuts: Fancy Pants, Making Memories
Gems: Prima Marketing
Letters: Making Memories
Ribbons: Stampin’ Up!, Etsy
misc. heart charm
note: the pictures along the side tell the story of my daughter tackling my son when they were supposed to be posing for the Christmas picture!



Cardstock: Bazzill Basics

Patterned Paper: Hambly Studios, Fancy Pants, Daisy D’s

Letters: Making Memories

Sticker: SEI

Ribbon: Prima Marketing

note: I really like these pictures for the memories of the time they were taken. My daughter was really the focus of the family that month (working with her communication delays), so it was only right that she popped herself into the photos that I was trying to take of myself. I figured I could crop her out when I was done, but I changed my mind and decided to leave her little blur in the corner of them.


this one had been accepted by one of the UK magazines, but she needed it asap, and I just couldn't get it there in time

Patterned Paper: Me and My Big Ideas
Flowers: Imaginisce, Heidi Swapp
Chipboard: Making Memories
Stickers: SEI
Gems: Junkitz
Letters: Making Memories
Tag: Around the Block
Paint: Heidi Swapp

journaling reads: this girl loves a good park

who knew a leaf could be such fun?

Who Knew?
12x12 interactive layout

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Autumn Leaves, Making Memories
Ribbons: Prima Marketing, Making Memories
Die-cuts: Making Memories
Stickers: Creative Imaginations
Transparency: Hambly Studios
Letters: American Crafts, SEI
Punch: Beary Patch
Full title reads: Who Knew? a leaf could be such fun!
Journaling sticker strips read: More than your fair share of personality.
I can’t help but laugh (you’re too funny).
You’re always so much fun to be with.
There’s never a dull moment with you around (that’s for sure).

Technique: I have a series of tutorial photos that I took as I created this layout. The front flap is bound to the main page by stringing ribbon through the punched holes along the border. This allowed for me to get all five photographs that I wanted of that time onto the one layout, and it gives it a wonderful book-feeling, too.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

{bliss book}

for Arin's miniVSN challenge on splitcoast: "Becoming Jane Austen"
the challenge is to alter a book in less than two hours,
but I cheated and spent two days on mine :)

supplies used:
Kimberly Poloson paper and epoxy tag by Fiskars;
Tim Holtz Grungeboard hinges and label holder;
Tim Holtz linen Crackle Paint;
Heidi Swapp bark and gold metallic paints;
K and Co. button;
Imaginisce metal doo-dad;
Heidi Swapp chandelier bling;
Stampin' Up! Noteworthy stamps and Vanilla craft ink;
Brown Staz-on Ink;
ribbon is maybe from Kimberly Poloson, not sure...

this started out as a garden journal,
so there are wonderful grid papers and lined papers with floral drawings already inside.
I think I'll use it as an inspiration journal
and fill it with whatever inspiration that I'd like :)

Monday, June 09, 2008

from peggy and sally's challenges on scs

this one uses Peggy's challenge to use ribbon to add texture to your layout
and Sally's sketch challenge for the week on splitcoast stampers

this is another one for Peggy's ribbon challenge - there are four different trims along each side of the layout :)