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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Summer Layout

Very bright, very clean, and simple... a happy layout, to celebrate our family get together this summer with my brother and my cousin and our families! I got some great photos of the kids in front of the house. I think the colours pop out on the all white background!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

All Star Layout

My son has played competitive hockey for 11 years. One of the highlights of his high school hockey was being selected to play on the all star team. Players were chosen from 7 high schools to represent the LSSAA all stars. He had many good friends from several high schools that he had met throughout the years play in this game which was also televised. Colton as goaltender played half the game, and his team won. It sounds cliched but every player there was already a winner so the win was just for fun . The spirit of sportsmanship was much more important to every young man who participated, as evidenced by the smiles and handshakes all around.

I used a wonderful print paper on the right hand side of the layout which I "matched" using CTMH dotted background paper, Lagoon and Moonstruck cardstock gave me some deep blue colour as well.
I incorporated 3 flip flaps into the layout, so I could add the article from Sarnia Sports about the game and the list of players, as well as a few extra photos. Handy... I didnt have to cram everything onto the base of the page and could showcase the photo of my son on the right hand side.
I am showing you 3 photos of page one, with flip flips closed and open on the vertical and horizontal photos.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Viva la Vida!

I worked on this layout over the past weekend at the chalet retreat. The pictures are from our trip this past March to Mexico, and I had already scrapped most of the book. There were just 2 more to do to finish the album but for some reason I put it off .
I wanted to use the colour red as a background and make it really vibrant. Papers are from Moon Doggie (ctmh)The layout is taken from Magic , also ctmh, and is called Backstage. I used a chipboard dimensional circle element to set off the circle. There are tiny adhesive twill fabric squares that I stamped , underneath the OLE letters on the right. Lots of brads and chipboard circles for texture. Best of all, I got ALL the journalling written into the album this weekend . Phew. I am very pleased with how it turned out!! Hope you like!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pure Love

This is page two along with Umbrella in the Rain (previous post)

The three of us (Julia H, Bernie T, and moi ) are having our fifth fall
scrapbooking retreat at Bernadette's chalet by Talisman.
Bernie is all digital. She tried teaching me a bit about creating photoshop layouts and gave me some pages and such. Hm. Not the easiest, simplest thing I have ever worked on .
I was right back to the paper after doing one page.
But you never know... LOL

Umbrella in the Rain .

Umbrella in the Rain...
Chloe looks so parisienne in her knee socks and beret under the umbrella.
This photo was taken as she was coming to work, and was posted on Facebook!
I used Julia's punch for the notebook edge on all the papers. Such a nice antique effect!
Game On , cranberry CS
Tiny Typewriter alphabet by CTMH

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Circle of Life

This stamp is so much fun to work with because of all the detail!

First I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed using silver embossing powder.
Once it was set, I dipped my waterbrush into twilight, purple pansy, indian corn blue and clover meadow to highlight the peacock feathers and plumes.

I added sparkles to the head feathers.

I mounted the image on papers from the Magnifique Collection, using the new colour Lagoon for cardstock.

All materials are Close to my Heart.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Two great cards, made with a really versatile inspirational stamp set entitled, the Present~!

I used Olivia papers , so pretty for fall, and added grosgrain and organdy ribbons, and a bracket stamped on barn red cardstock with a teeeny brad.