Thursday, December 29, 2011
The plain blue paper was sprayed with brown ink and stamped with a script verse in dark green. The clear floral buttons were laid over coloured paper to match the border of the square. I kind of like the funky kraft paper look with vibrant reds , browns, greens and yellows.
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
picturesque beyond description. We also had a wonderful ride through the Lakeshore Trail at McGregor Point Provincial Park.
Southampton features many antique heritage homes so naturally I used a vintage theme for this layout. I had gorgeous sheet of ephemera paper with bicycles, umbrellas and wardrobes that fit the bill perfectly. My colour theme was rich browns, rose and buttercup. I love the faint handwriting on the You and Me Close to my Heart papers; and a detail shot shows me using yet another Milepost corrugated shape for the ampersand . ("and" symbol)
I dont know if you can see the detail unless you click on the photo to enlarge, but there are some pennant shapes with tiny mocha opaque adhesive pearl gems that came with me You and Me Kit in July.
Believe me these kits are a value , I got a stamp set, ribbon, the gems, chipboard, and the papers with instructions for 4 layouts. Hello? I always purchase the kits on special.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Dalrymple Beach is about a 20 minute bicycle ride from my home, on Lakeshore Road near Camlachie. It is very seldom used by a handful of people so very tranquil.
The beach itself is wide and open, with a very shallow gradually sloping sandy access to Lake Huron that makes the water warm . I find it similar to the beaches at the Pinery so I go there when I want to be in nature and experience solace.
Rick and I spent a few quiet hours in the afternoon in August soaking up some bliss together under crystal clear blue skies next to the waving beach grasses. I like the photo of our feet and of the big piece of driftwood.
You can see a few of the corrugated chipboard milepost shapes incorporated. I also had fun playing with one of my new stamp sets, Vintage Type.
It is found on page 18 here:
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
I then journalled across the top of each background paper.
"Daylilies bloomed in profusion . They are the first to bloom, colourful and vigourous".
Sunday, October 23, 2011
I spent the weekend scrapbooking with 3 wonderful ladies . I am blessed to have a generous sister in law who invites me to share in this event each year at her chalet near Talisman resort. Our mutual friend Julia is a great inspiration and muse, our own version of Ali Edwards. Her influence can be seen in the first layout, SPRING . Blocked photos and paper strips ; opposing rounded tops and bottom edges; handwritten journalling.
"My garden is my joy. Every detail entices me."
There is a visual pun in the layout : Look closely and you can see some hardware "springs" on vellum paper next to the barn board and yellow print papers. thanks Leslie D for the ephemera books.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Colton just found out that he was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top scholarship worth $3500 each year for 4 years . It was created to ensure that hard working students who earn top marks at Ontario High Schools receive special recognition and support. He was selected as one of the top students at his high school and I am proud of him.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The wings paper goes well with the Serenity Prayer.
I got the tiny white flowers from Amy L when she was clearing out
her wedding stationary inventory online on Facebook last week.
I will be making a set of 20 cards for Bev T. with these papers. This is the first
batch of 4 cards.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
the words to this layout title are from a song by Alannis Morissette that reflect the poignancy of both good times and bad in our life voyage of growth .
you cry you learn
you lose you learn
you bleed you learn
you scream you learn
you laugh you learn
you choose you learn
you pray you learn
you ask you learn
pretty succint, huh?
i topped the photos with cricut lettering for the word YOU on gypsy purple and used my stamps to dress up the plain cardstock. I like the flow of the font on the bottom .
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
We started out here with his date, for a few shots, and then moved on to the Brennans (one of his closest friends who lives 2 blocks away) for a bit larger of a group, and then on to Camlachie on the lake for the big pre prom party with 20 guys and 20 gals taking part.
Colton chose light purple for his vest and tie to accent his dates dress, so my layouts are elegant black and white and lilac, just like his tux. I am not embellishing with any florals or girlie things, just a simple black swirl here and there with lots of negative white space for the background. I put together the first 4 pages at the Scrapbook for Japan in the Grove event this weekend. Thank you Robin A for the use of your Cricut machine! I like the trapezoid shaped lettering.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
So I cant wait for next year!
As for the layout, with 20 people in my home, I had over 2 dozen photos printed to feature on this 2 page layout. I printed most of them wallet size (2x3) to cram them onto the page. I was overwhelmed by the number of pictures I wanted to include to tell the story, but quickly became ruthless in order to get on with the actual layout.
If I was better at digital layouts I might have found a better solution. I used a group picture as a large focal point, and selected what I could out of the rest. I used papers purchased on sale at the Town Scrapper and some gold metallic paper. I will journal this week by hand.