Friday, October 27, 2006

Album for a Friend!

It's not like I'm even remotely close to being done with my own photos or anything but, I've started on an album for a friend for her daughter. It's an 8x8 Birthday album. So far, I have 8 pages done!! I just started a week ago. It's going really well. I'm posting 4 pages now so that she can see them & to share them with you. I'm pretty pleased with how they are turning out!

You'll notice that the middle picture on the left column, the one mounted on green, is actually an accordian album that opens to display 4 more pictures.

The right side of this page is a pocket for the invitation.

I really love how this title box, journal box, & silouetted photo turned out!

I tried something with the small photo in the upper left corner. I really loved the expression on Sophie's face but the two boys in the background took a lot away of attention away from her. So, I scan the photo (it was a much further away view), cropped it, desaturated it, added blur to the edge, & a black vignette in the corners. I think it turned out great because the blue of her bow, eyes, & dress still bring out her!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Layout for Cruising Out Cancer

I really wanted to get a layout done honoring my dad, as well, but ran out of time. My entry, along with my mom's entry, were put in the mail today! We should know something by Nov 15. I'm certianly NOT holding my breath but, hey, it was worth a shot! Here's my entry. I am pretty pleased with it. It's very simple but I think it says what it needs to.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Classy Scrapper Magazine

There's a new scrapping magazine due to be released March of '07! It's called Classy Scrapper. Here's their website: They are offering their premiere issue for FREE to anyone who will email their street address to them. Go ahead, give a shot! I did! Can't wait to get my innagural issue!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Cruising Out Cancer

I have decided to put my challenges on hold for about 2 weeks. I am currently working on entering a contest called Cruising Out Cancer. For more info, go to

Anyway, I am almost finished with the layout in memory of my Grandpa Wasson. I will be starting on the one for my dad & his current & past battle hopefully, Friday. I will post both layouts as soon as I am finished with them & will be sure to let you know if I win. My mom is entering, as well, with a page for my dad.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Challenge #3-COMPLETE

Here's my response to my 3rd Challenge. I think it turned out pretty neat. I wasn't too sure about it at first because of the colors but I think that the colors really helped make it come "alive". Not only did I use arrows in my layout but also I did something that I haven't done before-I sanded the cardstock. It really looks neat, I think. It was easy to do & now I am going to try to do it more often.

Hope you enjoy!!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Challenge #3

According to Creating Keepsakes Magazine, the newest trend in scrapbooking is to use arrows on your pages. My challenge this week is to use at least one arrow in your next layout. It can be big or small. Or, somewhere in between. You can use more that one if you want. Here's a page that was published in the Sept 06 CK as an example.

Please share with me any of the challenges that you have taken.