Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A two page layout using Basic Grey chipboard

Using up my scraps again. I used left over scraps from 7 Gypsies (red music pp), Imaginisce (stripe from travel line) and Basic Grey (green pp)

The cutie in the photo is my niece and she's eating Grandma Lewall's famous angel food cake (though now Grandma usually buys it ready made instead of making it from scratch like she used to)

I used a Maya Road mask ~ I bought it ages ago to build a page on, but never did ~ and cappucino mist to create the background.  I also spritzed gold on a few spots where it looks  a little darker.  It has a very nice shimmer to it IRL.

The banner is one long string.  On my last layout I created the banner in two pieces.  What do you think looks better?  Different looks for different photos :)

Here are some closeups...

The Basic Grey chipboard is from a package of Christmas pieces that I used on a couple of layouts last year.  There was still lots left, to add to my banner and around my title on this layout.  I like that Basic Grey gives you plenty of unique designs in one package.  Like the pretty Christmas flower I put before my title. There were 4 sheets in the Christmas package I bought.

I added some of Bazzills big jewels and put some old Christmas rubons on green cardstock and cut them in little flag shaps.

The poinsetta's and other flowers are all Prima, of course.

Have you finished scrapbooking your Christmas photos yet?  Unforgettable Memories has a great selection of Christmas papers and embellishments.  And it's all in one place so you don't have to wander the entire store looking for Christmas themed stuff. 
Not that wandering isn't a good thing.  I always find loads of 'must have' items to add to my basket when I wander :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I kept looking at my layout and thinking it wasn't done. 

So I pulled out the blue bakers twine and outlined my masked doily.

Now it's done...

Do you think it looks more finished now?

I think the green of this image is more true to the colour of the cardstock than the photo below...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Using my stash...

I started building this layout on two pieces of green Bazzill. It has little flowers embossed into it, but you can't see that in the pictures.  It looks very pretty IRL.

I used a big doily as a mask and sprayed Mr Huey's white mist over it.  That gave me a pretty background to work on.

I picked through my scrap stash to find some papers I liked with my photos.  I found some pretty Doodlebug snowflake paper, BoBunny valentines papers and the black is Creative Imaginations. The blue is some dotty Bazzill.  This is what my page looked like before I added the title and some embellishments. 
Did you notice the pink strip at the bottem?  After taking the photo I decided I wanted more green so I pulled out the pink and cut some green Quick Quotes pp for that spot.

I stamped the words to "You're a mean on Mr Grinch" down the side of my page. I used a mini alpha stamp set. These stamps are so great for long titles and/or journaling and they are so cheap.  Unforgettable Memories has a few fonts and they're under $3.00 each.  Wow! That is a really good deal for something you can use over and over again.

I used some Jenni Bowlin buttons on my page.  Those are BoBunny brads that I stuck through the button holes. I punched some big snowflakes out of Little Yellow Bicycle Valentine paper.  The pink has a pretty shimmer to it. 

I don't think I've made a layout, without using the bakers twine, recently.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Simple Stories two page layout

Sunday, 12 February, 2012Simple Stories two page layout

I found a new sketch blog... it's called Sketchabilities. Check it out. I used this weeks sketch and stretched it to a double pager.

I started off with a couple pieces of white bazzill and all the leafy masks I owned. Most of them are Heidi Swapp leaf masks. I sprayed green Glimmer Mist and then splattered some yellow ink in places.

 I chose the baby line from Simple Stories; I love the colours! And started placing my pieces...

I picked this sketch because I love the banners. I had so much fun putting them together...

 I have a triangle punch for those flags. The others I hand cut...

 I added some Jenni Bowlin tickets, MM love tabs, Stickers from the Simple Stories line and some big brads...

I loved this sketch. And love how my page turned out...

 So check out Sketchabilities. I know I'll be checking out their next sketch.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Family Cat

Have you seen the Basic Grey pet lines in the store.  I picked some papers and embellishments up last week and put together this layout.

The photos are of our cat, Turbo, playing in the Christmas wrapping paper after we were done opening presents, this year. He is such a fun cat.

I started with a couple sheets of white Bazzill and painted a big blue circle in the middle, because Turbo is always going in circles... fast. I splattered some yellow paint.  The yellow vellum is crinkled and torn to look like the yellow tissue paper Turbo is playing in.

The word paper is from the Basic Grey pet line as are the epoxy clips.

I used some scraps of Daisy D from a few Christmas's ago(red pp) and some BoBunny(cream pp).

Here are some close-ups...
Those felt birds are Maya Rd.  I bought a tin of them a couple years back and they are on many of my layouts.  I love it when they package unique little embellishments in big packs so I can use them again and again.

The butterfly is Prima. My title is BoBunny (family) and Flair (le Chat metal tag). The Santa ticket is Jenni Bowlin.  Did you notice the Basic Grey clip?

 I used 3 of the big blue Bazzill brads on this page.  And the yellow twine again (I used it on my last couple layouts)  It's a tangled mess because that's how Turbo does it :)

I just had some puppy photos developed so I will be picking up some of Basic Greys puppy dog line.
Can't wait to play.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Layout Class - February 11

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My New Year's Resolution is to focus on my health - pay attention to what I eat, and make it to the gym more often. To help stay focused on my goal, I've created this page. Join me on February 11 at 1:00 pm to make your own version of this page!

The title is cut with Quickutz Revolution diecut machine, so you can choose anything you'd like for the title. In fact, this layout is so customizable you could turn it into anything you'd like - baby, fall pictures, family photos.... the possibilities are endless! Call the store at 250-785-2711 to sign up! $25 or $20 for members.