Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday!

In one of my 1st posts, I said that cards are something that I have just started doing. Well, I've found a very easy card design that I just love and here's a Birthday Card I made this afternoon...

This card is called a "Center Step Card" and the instructions/tutorial can be found at "Splitcoaststampers". Trust me, it might look like a difficult card to make but it's not!! ;-) Your imagination is the only thing holding you back when you make this card!!

Normally I would have put the paper through my printer in order to print the message on the front of the card, but I've been having trouble locating ink for my new printer... so I thought that I would use some of the sticker letters from my stash!!

When I first spelt out "Happy Birthday!" it was too long for the card, so I staggered them in order to get them all in & I think it turned out pretty well!! :-)

I hope that you have a great rest of your weekend!

Till next time... Happy Scrapping!! :-)

Prom Night - June 11th, 2011

Sorry I didn't finish this post last night but as I was writing it, I realized that I wanted to add one more pic & when I took the extra pic, it was just too dark outside & I didn't like the way the pic turned out... even with using the flash & all the lights in the room on!! ;-) So with the morning light, I was able to get the pic... hope you enjoy it!...

What another exciting day this was! Everyone was all dressed up... looking their very best! It was amazing to see all the fancy dresses the Girls wore... And of course all the Guys looked sharp in their suits!!

Normally pics are taken in the gardens located at Royal Roads University, but as there was a private function going on there this year,  B & his friends (as well as many other Grads!) all met up at a Art Gallery down by the Lagoon! So glad the weather was nice for them, especially being that close to the ocean!!

If this L/O looks a little familiar, I'm not surprised as it is the same basic L/O as the last post entitled "A Very Proud Moment" ... except the pages are reversed!! ;-) I also have 3 pics on the right hand page where as on the other L/O, I only had 1 5x7 larger pic in that same area! Oh & I have that large "banner" over the group of 4 pics on the left hand page of this L/O.

Isn't it cool how a few changed can give your L/O a completely different look & feel!! :-)

I also went out of my comfort zone again with this L/O by adding those 5 stickers located on the left page. As I recently mentioned, I am trying to use up as much of those sticker pages as possible. I buy those pages (or they come in a kit) but only 1 or 2 stickers gets used... well the 2 pages of stickers that came with this kit are slowly getting used!!! Yet I am still surprised at how many more I still have to use!!

Anyway, instead of journalling, I filled up this area with these sayings, making sure to use an odd number of them! I think it filled up the area nicely! :-)

So once again this paper is from the monthly kit from "Memory Workshop" for the month of June & is called "Life Documented" by Simple Stories.... & the L/O was inspired from one of the sketches that was in the newsletter that came with the June Kit.

I know... As much as I love this company, you are probably getting tired of seeing it, so I will try & use something different for my next L/O!! (But expect to see them again real soon!! ;-) )

Till next time... Happy Scrapping!! :-)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Very Proud Moment

WoW... Doesn't he look all grown up?!? It's hard to believe that my "Baby" has Graduated!!

Once again this paper is from the monthly kit from "Memory Workshop" for the month of June & is called "Life Documented" by Simple Stories. The L/O was inspired from one of the sketches that was in the newsletter that came with the June Kit.

Can you see the mistake I made on this L/O... I know - there are no such things as a mistake when scrapbooking... but to me it was an opps, something that I didn't like!!

I originally had the title as "{proud moment}" but once it was done, I didn't like it & decided to change it but instead of removing all the letters, I just removed the "{" and moved it to the left page & had the title read "{a proud moment}"... but again that just didn't look right... looked a little funny only having the "{a" on the one page.

That's when I decided to add the "very"... I like this way better... it evens out the title across the 2 pages. So unless you are looking really closely in that general area, you won't notice the little nicks in the paper from me moving the stickers around!! :-)

Oh & you will notice that I was able to keep with just those 3 colours in the title... that's my "Blue" coming through again!! ;-)

Well I have one more post to write up tonight... so till then... Happy Scrapping!! :-)

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Big Day - June 5th, 2011

This was one of the monthly kit from "Memory Workshop" for the month of June. The paper is called "Life Documented" by Simple Stories, & I fell in love with this company!

Have I told you that each month, when I receive my kit, Memory Workshop provides a newsletter that contains a couple sample layouts? Well this L/O was inspired by one of those sketches! It made me scrap a bit out of my comfort zone... especially the small block letter in the title... as well as the "Banner" above the title.

In the kit there was this page of stickers that contained lots of these small letters. Usually I don't use these, but I decided to give it a try with this layout. As for the "Banner"... this seems to be the in thing to do on your L/Os but I don't really care for them... so why did I add one on this page... I needed something to fill in that corner & again they were stickers that I normally just wouldn't use... :-)

Oh & for those of you who know how I scrapbook, you will be surprised to hear that I didn't use my ruler to line everything up just right... I eyeballed a lot of it!!! Including the title!! ;-)

All in all, I think it turned out pretty good!

Till next time... Happy Scrapping!! :-)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Oregon Coast

Every month I get a Scrapbooking kit sent to me from "Memory Workshop". This paper was in one of these kits. I just love it... it's the "Traveler" line from Little Yellow Bicycle... the only thing I didn't like about the line was that the paper doesn't make me think of traveling but all the embellishments that go along with this line of paper are definitely "Travel" related... such as "Are we there yet?", "Destination", "Traveler", "This Way" or "Road Trip"! You get the idea!

So my challenge was to create a page where I could use up a number of these "Travel" embellishments without having to use up a lot of this nice paper.  The website I mentioned the other day - "Sketch Support by Scrapbook Generation Publication" inspired this layout. (It would also work great for using up some of those scraps we all seem to have!)