Thursday, February 28, 2008
I've noticed I've been using a lot of blue lately. Weird. I'm so not a "blue" person.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
It's a really cute girly kit - sorry, Brianne! There are also some good freebies over at ScrapMatters.com. They have a link for freebies. I really like the fasteners freebie and use it all the time. It has a little bit of everything - all in one place.
Hope you enjoy the free stuff! I know I do!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I really thought about doing it all digitally but I decided I'd better not. So I compromised. The index card looking piece is actually a digital element (February Idea Book by Gina Cabrera) that I resized and printed my recipe on. I just printed out a bunch of them (on regular white cardstock), crinkled it up to make it look even older and stuck it on! It saved me a lot of time finding paper that looked like an index card or using an actual index card and printing on it - not to mention trying to load a little index card into my new printer (that I still haven't quite figured out yet!) I also didn't have to distress it with ink or anything - it came that way! Yipee! I am so lovin' digital! It was fun to play with my paper and other tools though. I even whipped out my sad little sewing machine. I have GOT to get something else before I can start sewing my rag quilt. I don't want to ruin all my hard work with this crappy machine! Well, I'm off to soccer practice and then cardswap! Yea!
Monday, February 18, 2008
In response to one of Sarah's comments about my blinkies - yes, they do mean something. ScrapMatters is the CT team I'm on, ADSR and the Scrappy Sisters are the race blinkies for me and Brianne, and the Digital Candy one is because I'm participating in their Masquerade Contest. You can click on the Digital Candy one to take you to the gallery for the challenges and see if you can pick out mine. It's totally anonymous so I can't tell you which ones are mine! The ScrapMatters blinkie will also take you to their site. The Scrappy Sisters one will take you to someplace (I 'm not sure where yet, either a blog or a gallery) where you can see our LOs for the contest.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
click on the pictures for the credits
I have found all the templates I've used for free so far. This template came from a Digital Candy challenge. I'm really digging challenges right now too. (Can you tell from all my Digidares?) I have such a hard time figuring out what to scrap and what to use that I find it really easy to scrap when someone else tells me what I have to use or what kind of page to do. It's so much easier for me. If you find a cool challenge out there let me know!
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Anyway, the dare this week was to do a page about someone you love using nontraditional Valentine's colors and some fun brushwork. I don't know if this LO actually fits into all those categories but I really like it anyway.
click on the picture for credits
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
For those of you who want to start digiscrapping but have no idea how it works here's a quick tutorial. There are tons of freebies (papers and elements) online. Check out the site links to the left and search for freebies. You can also download a free trial of Adobe Photoshop Elements at adobe.com. There are a ton of other tutorials online, just do a google search for digital scrapbooking tutorials- you'll have a never-ending supply! It's pretty easy once you figure out the basics. There are alot more advanced techniques that I have know idea how to do yet, but it's fun learning! If you have any questions please leave a comment or email me and I'll try to answer it or find the answer for you - I don't know much about this yet, but I'm willing to share what I've learned so far! Have fun!
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I did actually do another LO. Here's another one for Cash. I'm doing a lot of him because the poor child has like three pages total in his paper album. I know I haven't done any for Maddie, but that child has like 3 full albums already!
This was my first time using a template. I just didn't get how to do them, but this one was a freebie that came with good instructions. It wasn't difficult once I could wrap my brain around it.
Also today I learned how to make a blinkie and put one on my blog. Check out our (Brianne and I) ADSR team blinkie - that I will probably change - and the official ADSR blinkie. I don't think they will link you to anything. I haven't figured out how to do that yet. Still trying to figure all this html stuff!
Monday, February 4, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
Credits:background paper (recolored) - Lynn Grieveson
brads and swirl - Kim Jensen "Serendipity" kit
stitching - unknown
tape -Katie Pertiet
black paper - Rhonna Farrer
Babymine chipboard alpha - Atomic Cupcake
Clipped alpha - Misty Mareda fastener - Misschifis
flower - "Timeless" by Shelle Pukas
ribbon (recolored) - "Urban Vintage" by Traci Reed
Atomic cupcake torn vellum action used on journaling strips
Fonts: the king and queen script (free download)and Jeni's print (my own creation)