January 29, 2009

Use that pattern paper challenge....

I did this lo for a challenge on scrapbook.com for my ETG the challenge was: "We all have it. We all love it. Yes I do mean patterned paper ! For this challenge, let your PP take center stage. Use it to cut out your own amazing embellies and flowers. Use as much as you like, as many patterns as you like, just have FUN!! All coloring agents and any metal embellies are allowed. Also you can use anything you like for the title."

So consider challenging yourself to do the same, limit yourself to a certain supply or just a few and then attempt to do a layout using "just" those supplies. You just might be surprised at how much you can really do with a limited amount of supplies.

ok.. so I used DCWV Pet stack for this... LOL.. I know I know, but some of that pp is super cute! The background pp is K&Company - Wild Saffron. I cut the flowers, the heart and the side boarder from the paper (the pet stack), the little owl I made out of pp and some distressed pp. The title is cut from the same pp that is the boarder around the pictures and the arrow I cut from a green stripe from a piece of pp that I made myself and doodled on it. I used the opposites attrack cricut cartridge for the title, doddled on the page some and added the little chain, tag and page anchors. Behind that picture with the anchors there is hidden journaling.

Hidden journaling reads: I see a young girl growing into a young lady. You are becoming independent, responsible and growing into being very much your own person. You have a kind and caring way about you. You are very sweet, but you certainly have a sassy side to you too. You are becoming more beautiful with each passing year. I love what I see! Love Mommy

Also, Rachel took these pictures of herself too, which I love! That is also why there is a shadow in the center pic it is her shadow. She messed around with the one on the top left in photoshop and changed the color around, I love the fact that all these pictures are looking at you at a kind of different angle too on the layout.


THIS is what we woke up to yesterday morning! It was 11-12 inches of snow and it was a snow day for the kids because all the schools were closed. It is really pretty but digging your car out or your driveway after the snowplow comes by is not soo pretty they dumped like 3 feet of snow around cars and at the end of everyone's driveway, which stunk! Oh well, today it's back to normal, well sorta, some kids went to school and some didn't. Go figure. Just thought I would share our weather for those not as fortunate and never get snow! LOL... want some? I'll send it your way, we certainly have plenty!

Alrighty, I have added my embellishments....

And this is the end result of my artist trading cards being complete now on the front. I still have the back to do before they are called complete. Just wanted to post the finished product. If you have not read my blog, all these atc's started with the image of my face. The how I did it is below, down a few posts. If you try this out send me a link I would love to see what others of done. Thanks for stopping by and if you left me some comments.... double thanks!

January 27, 2009

Ok.. so here is my SECOND digi layout...LOL I promise to stop counting after 5, well maybe...

(sorry Mindy, I promise my next one will be traditional) and I must admit this could get to be addicting. This lovely kit is called "Happy New Year" and is from http://sweetblossomdesigns.blogspot.com/ I downloaded it just a few weeks ago and I am soo loving this lo of my 2 boys. This kit seemed just perfect for boys too which is a great thing, although I am sure very it could be used many ways. These little owls are super cute. I did this in Print Shop 23 Deluxe. Some of the other small elements, such as the brown brads, the metal plate and the brown torn paper is from "absolutely autumn" from http://sweetblossomdesigns.blogspot.com/. The paper is called "patriotic paper" and because it does not have a sheet with it stating the facts of how you can use it I don't have any idea where I got it from but it is the the blue and the background paper. I will have to go back and figure out where the ric-rac and the red pp from. I also dropped some shadows behind the little owls to give it some depth and behind the picture and the flurish type vine. Also, the vine was blue in the kit and I changed it to this more white color.

Also, if you click on my title to this post it will take you directly to Sweet Blossom Designs where there is great digi kits!! Free and for sale!

Thanks for looking