Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2 pagers

I have to ask... How do you feel about 2 page layouts? do you like them? do they like you? Many years ago they didn't seem to have a personal thing against me, but lately...I am pretty sure 2 pagers are not my friend. I really liked this sketch (SketchSavvy #14)and then I made this page and it fought with me the entire time. I think the darker colors and crazy photo of me were part of the problem. I did have fun making flowers though. So anyway, I was just wondering where you stand - 2 pagers: friend or foe?

About the font... So the title here is "Beware: The Eye of Mara" because these photos are from the Indiana Jones Temple of the Forbidden Eye ride at Disneyland. I used "MARA FONT" which is the Disney font used in the queue and ride.  I had this cool textured black paper and I used my cricut to cut it out.

Friday, January 27, 2012

The Poly - CSI #4

Ok this is a super fun week to join in if you haven't already been playing along with CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiraton Challenges. Just check out the fun inspiration and colors here with Case File #4. I found a silly photo of my husband and boys at the Polynesian Resort where he is pretending to be a dolphin of course! I added a photo of the lush tropical lobby with its waterfall. For the "evidence" this week, I added a frame around my page, used a wet medium -paint, a bit of zebra striped print, some tulle and some super cool reflective dotty paper for the butterflies. I ran out of space or there would have been more. LOL! I journaled about our day which may not be so much of a reflection, but there you go. :) Also, since I know how she feels about seahorses...I added an extra close up for my good friend, Nancy!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


That's what I felt like doing, just do a page for fun and even though these photos are the back of my family (the view I have most of the time on holiday), and the skies are grey, I just love the photos. It can be super early on your last day when you are super exhausted, and still that music on Main Street USA will pep you right up. I did this page for the "Do you hear what I hear?" challenge at Disney Scrappers. And I also made it into Sketch #71 for SketchSavvy HERE. I like this sketch because I had room for two good sized photos and lots of embellishment, journaling, and there is still open space and that doesn't happen all that often on my pages. I am usually trying to fill every inch and I end up feeling like its toooo much.

I used all October Afternoon papers and embellishments and most are from the Farmhouse Collection, with a few flowers thrown in from the Sidewalks collection. Its just really fun stuff. I also used a Pink Paislee mask for the background misting.

Friday, January 20, 2012

CSI: Color Stories Inspiration #3

Another Fun Challenge is ready for you at CSI: Color Stories Inspiration HERE. I was scared of this one at first and then I started on my page and I LOVE IT! You will have to go see what the other designers did with these colors because they are all so fantastic and different.  This page is also for Sketch #70 at SketchSavvy HERE so check it out when you get a chance. Can you believe we are on 12x12 sketch #70? I was surprised.  Oh and I should add that Figaro is not homeless like he looks in the photo. LOL! My husband said he looks like a kitten on one of those sad commercials. He is spoiled rotten but he really didn't want me waking him up by shaking a jingle ball for the photo. When he was that little, I had no choice. He would run run run and crash, but he is awfully cute even when forced to be photographed.

For my layout I used a really cool woodgrain paper for my background that is from the older DCWV All About Boys Stack and honestly its got a big cowboy in the corner but I really wanted to use it so I covered it up. Then I pulled out some super old vintage Basic Grey Lily Kate from my stash. Thats my fave thing about these challenges is pulling out these older papers and using them. I used GCD chipboard flowers with their metal chipboard stamps - thats always a fun thing to do. I love to get out the cute mallet.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Garden Tea Party.

This is a page that I did using a beatiful photo of my good friend, Cheri's, daughters. I used the NEW DCWV Garden Tea Party Stack and I have to tell you guys, this is my fave new stack! I just love the tea theme, well I love anything that relates to tea. LOL But this is just beautiful stuff.

New DCWV Layouts

There are 4 new Die Cuts With a View stacks at JoAnns and I got to play with them! You will love these prints and the great glossy glittery accents - oh and some have a great foil. I hope you can see them in the photos I took. I used the small mat stack patterned papers with the coordinating 12x12 cardstock stacks for all 4 of these pages. The four collections are: Tres Chic, Serenity, Coral Couture, and Lavender Chateau. Below the layouts there is a youtube video showing the stacks by Erin at DCWV.


Not what you thought of when I said Pearls, huh? well when we were at DisneyWorld the first time my boys picked out an oyster so that I would have 2 pearls to make earrings. Yeah, I still have them in my jewelry box and I have GOT to get my uncle to make them into earrings. :)

So I used Crate Paper Portrait Collection for this very Japan Epcot page, but it really works with a bit of die cut bamboo leaves and a koi print chipboard piece from DCWV Far East. I haven't really done the paper weaving thing so I thought I would give that a go here and its pretty fun. This page is for the Disney Scrappers "Small World Challenge".

Friday, January 13, 2012

CSI: Case File #2

I was totally inspired by the Alice photo in this weeks challenge! Check out this week's CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration Challenge  and if you scroll down you will see the amazing pages by the other DT members.  I did a very simple page with some scraps and then used some Kreinik iron on threads for the swirly bits by the flowers.

Friday, January 06, 2012

CSI: Case File #1

Case File #1 is live at CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration!  So here is my first layout and I have to tell you guys that I had so much fun. I love having 5 colors to work with and CLICK HERE to see how the challenges work. Do you love it? I love all of the options, you can totally customize your page.

On my layout I chose the following pieces of "evidence": pins, numbers, and distressing... oh I have lacy too. And then for the "testimony" (journaling), I have used tags and journaled in rhyme. I love this photo and these colors and I totally love this photo of Savvy.  When you get a minute, pop over to CSI and check out the incredible layouts that the Design Team has created this week HERE.

So who is going to join in the fun???

It's Almost time...

Are you ready for CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration!!! The reveal is just hours away so check back. I think you guys will enjoy this different twist on color challenges. I know I am pretty excited to give you more details. For now here is a little peek at the first bit of inspiraton.