Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I hope you like it!!!
Remember to take some time to be imperfect in Halloween and have fun!!!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Anyways... to be on the mood of Halloween, let me share with you this layout with last year's photos.
Since the flag banners started to be “in” for scrapbooking, I wanted to make my own. I also wanted to show multiple pictures in one page since I have several pictures from this day with my neighbors but didn’t want to make too many pages or even an album. I also had some 8x8 Halloween papers I’d never used for layouts since most of my layouts are 12x12. So, I trimmed one of the 8x8 papers which had sort of a black frame as part of the pattern and I decided it was for the photo I wanted to emphasize.
I made the banner for the title, cutting triangles by eye and hand, since I wanted it to be imperfect. I used a 2” strip and cut about each 1.5” for the triangles. I embellished each triangle with different papers, stamps and letters and joined them with a ribbon. I also hand cut a ghost in white cardstock, inked the edges and glued plastic moving eyes.
I arranged all the photos in a way they look organized and break the pattern with this one photo I wanted to be the focus of attention and stand out with 3-d squares. I filled the spaces with patterned paper. I also stamped a background on the sections of cardstock not filled with photos or patterned paper. I framed the photos with strips of paper with shapes, placed banner as title and completed with chipboard letters. I also used stamps of smaller letters in the title I wanted to give less importance (“not so”).
Since this page has so many elements, I placed groups of 3 dots in 3 different places forming a visual triangle for balance.
I hope you enjoyed it. And tell me... are you going to dress up tomorrow? What are you going to be?
(Cadstock: American Crafts; Cardstock strips: Bazzill; Letters: American Crafts, Scenic Route, Color Bok; Ink: Color Box; Patterned paper: TAC; Stamps: Inkadinkado, Glitz Design; Adhesives: Scotch, Generations, Scrapbook Adhesives; Pen: Sakura; Miscellaneous: scissors, paper trimmer, ribbon, plastic moving eyes)
Friday, October 22, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
And we say so many other things to inspire us to live the moment and enjoy every second of it... Life's too short to taking it too seriously ... well, you know what I mean! It is serious, but come on... enjoy it. If you are going to argue for something, make sure it is worth it...
Anyway, that was just a thought... I want to share this personalized birthday card I made. You know sometimes I am given challenges to create personalized cards according to the person's likes and preferences... and it's been really fun... you should try it.
This person is a man to become 40 soon... He likes cars (his dream car is the Grand Turismo de Mazerati), he loves wine, art (especially Van Gogh), and he's just a simple free spirit guy.
So this is the card I made. The title and the car icon are from the "Graphically Speaking" Cricut cartridge. I printed out the Mazerati logo and added to the car as well as recipient's name handwritten on the front. Van Gogh's art is a print out. The bottle of wine was stamped in a patterned paper and then cut out.
In the inside of the card I also used a phrase from the said Cricut cartridge, and some rub-ons, as well as stamps.
I hope you like my card... and it inspires you to make your own, and hopefully to continue enjoying a great life...
(Stamps: Crafty Secrets, Inkadinkado, and unknown; inks: Color Box; Rub-Ons: American Crafts; Eyelets: We R Memory Keepers; Adhesives: Scotch, Fiskars; Stickers: EK Success; miscellaneous: cardstock, patterned paper, scissors, paper trimmer, etc.)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
The other one is more for a male recipient. It has inchies in the cover. Inchies are pieces of 1" x 1" with messages and designs. Some scrappers use them for layouts and cards, while others collect them... just like the ATC's. So this one has three inchies that communicate the message of love. One is a heart, the other one is the phrase "Te Amo" which means "I Love You", and the third one has the lips communicating "kiss". In the inside it says: Happy Anniversary.