This challenge was to use diamond shapes, fiber, and fabric on a layout. These are just a few of the photos we took on our trip to Alaska last fall (only 400+ more to scrap, LOL!). These were taken at a state park inbetween Fairbanks and Chatanika Lodge.
Friday, March 23, 2007
This photo is a couple of years old, but still one of my favorites! My daughter and my niece smiling for the camera.....they are two cute chicks!
(ilove2create March scrapbook kit)
Layout based on one of Becky Fleck's Pagemaps.
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Sunday, March 18, 2007
I loved these old photos of my parents and some of their friends, just goofing around on their last day of high school back in 1954. Only problem was that the original photos were only about 2x2.5", were a dark sepia, and were cracked and torn in places. Thanks to a scanner and PhotoShop Elements, I was able to get fairly good b&w prints on these 50 year old photos. Thanks to the technology gurus who invent all this stuff!
This challenge was to use only cardstock, with some metal embellishments. The white cardstock was covered with rubons for a distressed, back-in-time feel.
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Saturday, March 17, 2007
For this challenge, you could only use shades of green, with neutral accents of white, beige, or black. The photos also had to be b&w or sepia. Green is usually a hard color for me to work with - I guess because it's never been a color I liked very much. This layout actually came together pretty quickly, though, and gave me a chance to use up some of my stash items - the quote tag and border strip were premade embellishments that I've had a long time. I sanded and inked them both to get rid of the shiny surface, then added jute, buttons, ribbon, and a stamped tag. This is a photo of my DD taken in the Yukon territory, on the way from Ohio to Alaska.
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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
The challenge this time was to use felt, 3 kinds of ribbon, and beads on a layout. I used chipboard flowers as a pattern for the felt ones, then brushed them with some MM glitter glaze and added button centers. There are crystal microbeads in the corners, scattered all around the flowers, but they don't show up too well in the scan. This is one of the few pictures I have of my niece and me.
PP: A2Z Como line
Letter stickers: American Crafts
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Monday, March 12, 2007
This challenge was to look at the color you use most on your layouts, then do a layout using the color wheel opposite. Since I use a lot of blue, my challenge was to do a monochromatic orange layout (extra points for a two-page layout).
I decided to scrap some of the photos from our fall weekend in the Smokies three years ago (I'll admit it - I will never be caught up on scrapping my photos!) We stayed in this log cabin that was originally built in 1860, then was restored and updated. It was the neatest little place!
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Sunday, March 11, 2007
Saturday, March 10, 2007
This challenge was to use embellishments cut from patterned paper. Next time I'll pick a paper with a little less detail, whew! This is my niece, who LOVE to do arts and crafts more than anything. She's been working on velvet art and really comes up with some great, colorful creations. I'm sure there's a future scrapbooker here!
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Wednesday, March 7, 2007
This winter we had a TON of snow! More than we've had in 2 or 3 years, so I had to take a few snowy pictures. For this challenge I used the Making Memories pearl glaze on the paper and the photo mats, and their glitter glaze on the acrylic snowflakes. Diamond Dust glitter was sprinkled over the chipboard letters, and I added a few gems, some white doodling, and a tiny bit of Stickles.
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This challenge was to use pink, white, and brown only, plus a distressing technique and at least ten flowers. I've had this Sassafrass Lass paper in my stash for awhile now and it fit this challenge perfectly. I had trouble figuring out how to get 10 flowers on the layout, but finally came up with an arrangement that works. All the edges were distressed with the Making Memories edge distress tool, then inked for definition. I really love these challenges!
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Monday, March 5, 2007
This challenge was a little different - create an 8.5x11 layout, using three photos, at least one of which was B&W, chipboard shapes and wire. Bonus points for making an altered canvas with the layout. I decided to use some photos of DH's bike. I enlarged a digital photo, converted it to B&W, and used the graphic pen filter in PSE to get the sketchy look. Two smaller photos were attached with wire. A small chipboard tag was painted black with a metal HD emblem adhered to it, and applied next to the stamped title.
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Sunday, March 4, 2007
This is my first layout for the March SG Star contest. The challenge was to use a monogram, paint or ink, and stitching on a layout. I used the new A2Z Cosmo papers, inked everything around the edges, did machine stitching on the papers and hand stitching on the buttons. The large "K" is a Basic Grey chipboard monogram, painted, inked, and glazed. The other letters are Creative Imaginations "flexwords", painted to match the papers. Paper, ribbons, and foam flowers are from the Scrapbooking Society's March kit.
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Thursday, March 1, 2007
The first official round of MM Idol competition began with a challenge to do an "All About Me" page. Uh-oh.....need a photo of myself! After a few hours of arranging, rearranging, changing my mind and changing it back again, I finally came up with this layout.
(Journaling is on a tag that pulls out from behind the photo.)
If you haven't visited the Making Memories website, you should really go take a look at all the entries. There are some really amazingly talented ladies at work here and their layouts are FANTASTIC!
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I was lucky enough to make the Top 50 in the Making Memories Idol 2007 contest. (thankfully there was no singing involved!) These were my three initial entries into the contest.
This is my niece, taking a break from bubble blowing!
A layout of our extended family - I love 'em all!
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