Friday, January 7, 2011

Tricycle Ride

Another scrapbook page done tonight - I am on a roll!
This one uses some retired DSP that again, I will be sad to see the last of - lots of great spots and stripes for boys. However, next on my list of new DSPs to buy is the fabulous "Celebrations" on page 125 of the current Idea Book & Catalogue. Its got lovely blues, red and green in spots and stripes too.

I've used some Alphabet stamps to spell out the title for the page and some buttons for a pop of colour.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Meeting Elmo

Another layout for you. This time I used a sketch to help me design it. I think I will be using sketches more often - it really helped me this time. I was so stuck on what to do with these photos. I initially wanted to make a punch art Elmo but I just couldn't make it work on the page. I somehow ended up using the Greenhouse Gala papers and I think they work well. Crumb Cake (formerly known as Kraft) is a great colour for the base of the page. It just goes with any colours and work well if you are too lazy to cover or colour your chipboard letters! LOL!

Some more scrapbooking

I've got so many photos of my boys to scrapbook so I'm on a mission. My other mission is to use up all the bits and pieces that are "retired" and taking up space in my craft room. As a demonstrator I try to only use "current" products as much as possible but we all have a stash piling up that needs using so I am putting my stash to good use on my personal scrapbooking projects. :-)

I'm so pleased with the Hop Skip Jump layout. :-) I never thought I would use that paper on a boy's layout but it works perfectly with the faded red (pink!) of the stepping stones!
I'll be sad to see the last of my spotty paper from the Good Morning Sunshine collection. The colours go so well with so many of my photos of the boys. I've still got another double layout to do of Toby's birthday (family party) but have to print the photos out first. I plan to use some more Good Morning Sunshine on those pages too.
I did use something new on this LO though - the Builder Wheels! I used them to make a strip along the bottom of the page. I've been giving my Circle Scissors a bit of a workout lately too - love that tool!