Saturday, September 13, 2008

Perfect pictures

The TNT challenge at Color Line Design was one I really wanted to do.  We were supposed to create a page using extractions.  An extraction is where you extract a part of your photo.  In this example I extracted the tree and Ali from two separate photos.  I had this tree that I extracted a long time ago.  I took that picture at the botanical garden back in July.   I knew the type of layout I wanted to do for a long time but until yesterday I didn't have the other picture to go with it.   I just happened to snap the perfect picture yesterday.




Glitter filled letters, frame and paper tear: Gunhild

Ribbon, leaves, heart, clip and journaling paper: Petite Silk kit by Le digiscrap de Shineangel
Background papers: Azurine kit by Passions Création Fraisinette

Journaling says: One very special thing about her is that Ali loves leaves and all kinds of nature. She picks up leaves where ever she goes. She calls them her lucky leaves. She will collect them and take them with her where ever she goes. I hope she never loses her love of all things nature.

I was a little stumped for the Title Works challenge at Color Line Design.  We were to create a page focusing on the word New.  I had no idea what to do for this one.  Well, that was until I received photos of a brand new addition to our family.  Then I knew exactly what to do.  I didn't solely use the word New but I made sure it was a larger part of the text.



Altered template: Rose McDigiscrap
Papers, ribbon and stitches: Raspberry Road Designs Preschool Play kit and Tatums Day kit
Rocking horse: Vivi's Designs
Diaper pin: created with a brush by
Obsidian DawnPacifier: Le blog de coco Happy Nursery kit

Monday, September 8, 2008

So many reasons to scrap

As you can probably tell, I try to scrap as often as possible.  It's sometimes hard to find subjects to scrap about.  I think that is why I now take my camera with me almost every where I go.  Sometimes I take pictures for no reason at all except that I have a beautiful subject or scene.  You just never know when those pictures will come in handy.


One thing that my family enjoys doing is geocaching.  If you don't know what it's all about go check out  One recent trip was the perfect subject for a template challenge at Color Line Design.



The journaling says: While at Pretty Lake, the older kids and Auntie Kathi went geocaching. We didn’t have much luck but we did find some beautiful spots. This was our favorite. It was an old covered bridge that was paid for by the people who live in the area. We really enjoyed out time there.

All papers and elements are from the Petite Silk kit by Shineangel.


The brag book challenge at Color Line Design was a little more challenging for me.  I think because the page is much smaller I feel like I have to use less pictures.  Although less is more, sometimes I get a little carried away.



The journaling on this one reads: Mommy and the girls went for a beautiful walk today. Along the way you found these pretty little flowers. You put them in your hair and couldn’t wait to show Daddy. Of course you begged me to get out the camera so I could take your picture. I couldn’t say no because you were so happy and proud. I take pictures of you whenever you ask and even when you don’t want me to anymore.

Tag by Angie's Asylum, Curling ribbon by Gunhild and the colorful circles were created with brushes by Obsidian Dawn.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Simple and Pretty

A recent challenge I participated in called for making a page to celebrate what we did on summer vacation.  We really hadn't done much but we did sneak in a quick trip to Pretty Lake on the weekend right before school started.



The journaling says: A weekend away at Pretty Lake was just the refresher we needed before school started. We went to the cabin with Grandma, Uncle John-John, Auntie Amy, Sam, Emilio, Kirsten and Zach. Jazmine and Ali spent almost the entire weekend in the water or playing in the sand. The only thing the girls really missed was the T.V. so Sam built one out of sand for them. Jazmine even found the perfect remote control. Mommy and Daddy mostly spent their time sitting around and watching us play. We can’t wait for next year. Maybe the girls will get their voices back by then.


The layout was an alteration of a template obtained from Color Line Design, the water background is an overlay by Wetfish Scraps and the stickers are by Kylie Moore.


This challenge was the bi-weekly journaling challenge at Color Line Design.  We were instructed to create a layout incorporating the idea of "simple".  I knew I had to use these photos that expressed the simple love between Sisters.



The quote says: There's no Love more Simple that the Love of a Sister!


The layout was a template by HMScraps, the background paper was also by HMScraps, the frames were created from brushes by The Scrappin Cop and the paper strips were created with a pattern by The Scrappin Cop.