Monday, February 28, 2011

Happy Scrappy MONDAY!

So, I finished another double page LO for my friend Carlos' Album that I started working on last year. That means I only have 1 more LO to go to complete his book, whoo-hoo!! I'm so happy to have almost completed this project for him and extremely excited for his family to see it! I don't even know if they know I'm making it for him. He asked me before he left for Afghanistan last year if I could "do something" with his photos after seeing some pics of my LO's that I had posted on facebook. Naturally I agreed and he brought over a huge stack of pics! We went through them together and he gave me a few details which I jotted down on the back of some of the pics I was planning to scrap for him. We have been writing back and forth keeping in touch on facebook during his tour and I am anxiously awaiting his return home and his reaction to seeing what I have created w/his photos.

Here is the LO I finished this week.

I had been putting off scrapping these photos and almost didn't because I couldn't figure out a photo placement I was happy with. That is until I went back through my JAN issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine! All of a sudden there it was staring me in the face, the inspiration I had been looking for! (Totally Tubular LO by Erika Stanton Page 25).

I went with a kraft cardstock background to try and keep the LO as cohesive w/the rest of the album as I possibly could. I pulled various items from my collection of Vintage Chic Cafe kits I've collected over the months and was even able to use some pp that has been in my stash for the last 4-5 years!! As soon as I saw the snow flurries falling in the close-up shot I knew I wanted to create a similar look on the LO. To create that effect I used a pack of dimensional snowflake stickers that have been in my stash a little over a year. It feels great to have finally scrapped these pics and utilize a few older stash items in the process.

Thanks for stopping by & have a SCRAP-TASTIC day!! : ]

Friday, February 11, 2011

My 1st EVER Sketchy Thursday LO...

Hello everyone! It's been a few weeks since my last post, but I wanted to take a moment & share my latest creation. I was inspired to make this page by the March Guest Design Team Member Challenge over on the Sketchy Thursday Blog. It was such a fabulous sketch I just had to do it! Here's the AWEsome sketch we had to work with...

In addition to using the sketch, we were also to use the following on our LO's:

♥ Pink & Green or Red & Turquoise
♥ Hearts
♥ A list about something/someone you love

I decided to work with red & turquoise~absolutely luv this color combo!

I had the BEST time creating this page and I'm happy to announce that this is the 1st LO I've created with photos from our wedding! I am THRILLED at how it turned out and so is the hubby! : ]
I used a combination of pattern papers including My Mind's Eye~background, Jenni Bowlin~red floral, October Afternoon~turquoise doilie pp and some Basic Grey scraps I found that I thought went well with all the others. I used 2 small round doilies behind the large photo and was able to incorporate the small inside of the heart doilie I cut up & used on my "So In Love" LO! I added hidden journaling on it and made a little loop from a strip of red polka-dot ribbon to make it easy to pull out and read.

***I took the pic below before I realized I had originally used the wrong word in my title! My sister actually pointed it out to me. It has since been changed on the LO and in the pic above. I just decided to leave this close-up shot up for now since I have to start getting ready for work soon.*** 

The heart banner was actually easier to make than I thought it would be. I drew different sized hearts on the back of my pp scraps and then folded the paper at the top of the drawn heart. I then cut out the shape minus about an eighth of an inch at the highest parts of the heart so I would have a double sided shape to fold over the twine. I've never tried making a banner before, but definitely plan to use them again now that I know how easy they are to make! : ]

Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy, Scrappy Day!!

~mrs. jami lynn bishop