Friday, November 18, 2011

Mr & Mrs

The Challenge:
Use Ashley Horton's sketch and incorporate stitching in the layout

Ashley Horton is a fellow scrapper at Club CK and she is so amazingly talented!  Seriously, this girl needs to go pro.  This week for our Issue Challenge, we were given one of Ashley's sketches that she is designing and asked to make a layout with it.  We were also challenged to used stitching as it is quite popular right now.  I actually love to stitch on my layouts!  It adds texture to my design and I find it relaxing.

I changed the sketch just a bit.  I made the large circle into a heart, I moved the strips to an offset position and used a vertical photo.  It was a great design to use for what will be the last page of The Royal Wedding album

The layout

The sketch

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Welcome to the Family

I participated in a Game at Club CK called Chinese Whispers.  It's like Telephone.  The first person on the list starts out with a sketch and they make a layout and email a photo of the layout to the next person on the list, but not the sketch.  The next person makes a layout and sends it to the next person and so on.

I really loved this layout that I made!  I turned a one page into two (it's kind of expected that I do, lol) and it worked great for these family wedding photos.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fab Friday's Embossing

Frosted Designs hosts a Fabulous Friday Challenge which challenges you to use new techniques and products. This week's challenge was to use embossing.  I love embossing!  I love the fun little folders and my Big Shot to run them through.  It brings such a great texture to a card, layout element or even letters.

I just made two new cards.  I really feel like the embossed background gives them that extra oomph.

The first is a Thank You card for my daughter's wedding shower.  I embossed the background and then I punched out a couple of purple scallops, embossed them and cut into them to make them look like flowers.

The second card is a Christmas card.  I made these for my step mom for her birthday.  First I embossed the background paper, then I rubbed it lightly with a white stamp pad.  I love the look that it gave the whole card!  It gave it that sort of old fashioned look.  I embossed the red solid paper too.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


The Challenge:
Scrap a story about your childhood

I chose to scrap about how so very shy I was.  I still am today, but I do not let it define me and most people think I am joking when I say that I am shy.  I don't want my shyness to keep me from making friendships and doing things that require me to be more outgoing.  I just have to push those uncomfortable feelings aside and press on.  Most people never notice the things you think are your deficiencies or weakness any way.

As a child though, I was painfully shy.  I didn't have many friends in school and I was very quite.  If you ask someone from High School to describe me, they will probably say shy or quiet or both.  It is something I have been working on and I think these photos remind me of how far I have come in gaining confidence.

I decided to use the Sketchy Thursdays sketch.  I thought it went well with the photos.  I like how one of them is almost like a poloroid and it totally fits with the era.  The October Afternoon's 5 & Dime papers with a piece of Crate Paper's Emma's Shoppe lends to that era feel.  I added glitter Stickles to the flowers to bling it up and Crystal effects to the leaves to give them dimension.

The layout

The sketch