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67 posts categorized "Layouts"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Kesiart Color Combo

Maxi 6

It's my turn today on the Kesiart blog to propose a color combo and I propose rainbow bright! Here is my colorful layout, perfect to documents Maxi's birthday, and a few close-ups.

Maxi 6

Maxi 6

Maxi 6

Maxi 6

Love all those bright colors which really brighten this rainy fall day. Have you already made a rainbow layout? Would you give it a try or are those too many colors?

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Favorite Girl

Favorite Girl

The story. I'm sure he will have other favorite girls in the years to come, but this is honestly one of the sweetest things I've heard.

Favorite Girl

The process. I printed the photo strip and knew I wanted to use the quote as my title. The rest came together with elements from a SC kit and the new release from Kesiart (available in France on November 9th). Again, a little sewing and giving the ol' layering technique a try.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Girls

Girls

Not really sure what got into me for this layout. I went overboard piling on a bunch of embellishments. This layout was all about playing and not at all about storytelling which is rare for me. I had this photo of me with two of my sisters from a September trip to Miami that I wanted to use.

Girls

The papers and some embellishments are from the newest Kesiart release available November 9th. I really love this brand and am glad to be a part of the design team. I love the background paper with its giant font and vibrant colors and will probably be using it again. I also tested my neon pink thread on this layout. That is a keeper too.

Have a nice weekend!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Toi & Ton Bureau

Toi & Ton Bureau

Here's a scrapbook post while we ride out Hurricane Sandy. Now that the planning and preparing is done, we are home listening to the wind blow. If Sandy is in your neck of the woods, stay safe!

The story. While looking through my iPhoto gallery, I noticed I have a few photos of Andrea at his desk. On school days, we spend time in this room doing homework and this is the view I often have.  

Toi & Ton Bureau

The process. What I saw in my mind looked a lot better than what I executed. I did have fun embellishing the heck out of the title. Ha. And, as always, I'm just glad to have put my thoughts and photos together.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kiai

Kiai

The page. Here is one of the fruits from yesterday. A layout about Andrea and his Tae Kwon Do classes. Part of parenting is figuring out when our kids need a little nudge to try something new. When we get it right, it's rewarding for everyone and that's been the case with TKD.

Kiai

The process. I printed the photo last week and stared at it long enough to have the layout come together in my mind before even getting to work on it. Love it when that happens. I wanted to get messy because I had the luxury of time but settled for misted stars (above) and a little stamping. The neat freak in my is difficult to overcome. Again, the sewing machine is my friend. It is at arm's reach in my work room and seems to be a go-to technique in my recent projects. I had the most fun figuring out the layers of the small cluster on the bottom right corner. I could spend hours "styling" embellishments!

The Making Memories "you rock" tag is one of my first scrapbook purchases back in 2001. So old, in fact, the original adhesive backing had all dried up. I still have a few tags left from that pack and I'm glad I held on to it for...um...eleven years (!) because I like them and obviously still use them. Sparingly! You can see another tag from that pack in action on this layout. What about you? DO old embellishments still make it onto your projects? 

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