Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Giveaway -- holy moly

A friend is re-doing her scrap room and giving away a TON of stuff! Check it out here.

Such a sweet thing to do!

Monday, February 20, 2012

VAAS Grand Opening

This layout is for the February challenge at From Screen to Scrap -- so happy I found this site! The inspiration was the movie poster from Valentine's Day. And this is my contribution:

My YDS is attending a high school that just opened this year -- and these photos are from the official Grand Opening community celebration they had. I'm working on a companion page to finish off the photos I have from the event and give a little more journaling.

Monday, February 13, 2012

I thought -- We'd always be like this -- Load Day 7

This layout was kind of sad for me. The journaling on the back of the tag is fairly private and talks about some of the people and what's going on in their lives. The couple getting married (I was maid of honor) is now separated, the bride's little sister (the jr. bridesmaid) died of cancer several years ago, another couple in the picture (groom's family) is divorced. And I haven't seen my friend in years -- we just drifted apart after we were married and we moved away.

I used a sketch from Let's Scrap and the prompt from Load Day 7 (I'm not caught up and not getting them done and posted in order -- but oh, well -- I figure if I end up with 29 by the end of the month, I'm good :-)

Death by Chocolate Cake -- CSI 5

I'm late with this one, but wanted to show it any way. I used the sketch from a new site, Let's Get Sketchy with the CSI color, embellishment, and journaling inspiration.

My evidence is the punched circles that I used to form a border and the photo corners. My journaling is like an advertisement (The bottom line on green velum says "Available only at Rick's Dessert Diner...until the Crime Scene Crew gets here...". This was a wonderful piece of cake that my DH and DSs brought home for me when they'd made a trip to Sacramento and stopped in at Rick's Dessert Diner. And it really is called "Death by Chocolate Cake". Too rich to eat all in one setting, but what a way to go :-D

Just Beachy -- Load Day 12

The left side is a photo of my grandparents circa 1920 -- I believe from before they were married, possibly at Newport Beach. The right side is my DH and YDS, Christmas day, 2011 at Santa Monica.

I used Graphic 45 paper for the background on the left and the two "pin ups" on the right. K & Co "Sea Glass" on the right background. The colors were similar enough, but gave different feels for time periods. I added the more modern umbrella on the left and the older "photos" on the right to embellish each photo(s) with trappings of the other time period.

Updated "Ladyofthelake" -- with photos

Finally got the printer cart for the printer and got the pics printed off to finish this layout. I love the art work of these pics.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Giveaway -- lots of great prizes

Check out this blog for a big giveaway. The author wrote a book about a scrapbook and is celebrating by giving away lots of scrappy goodies! Good luck!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Home -- Load 9

Coming off a LOAD at "Let's Scrap" in January, I went right into Lain's LOAD for February. I'm a bit behind and haven't done them completely in order, but this is for Day 9. I used the sketch at "Pretty Little Studio" for inspiration.

These are photos from our Christmas Day trip to Santa Monica. The journaling talks about how much I missed being near the ocean while we were up north and how moving back down to So Cal, being near the beach just feels like Home.

Taking some of Erika's visual hierarchy concepts -- my journaling begins with (Title) and ends with the central concept -- Home. The photos were the primary focus for me -- and they stand on their own. I kept the embellishment to the barest minimum to emphasize the beauty.

Love this line of paper from K & Co -- Sea Glass. Have used it for several "beachy" layouts.

I'm feeling a trip to the beach coming on ---- gotta love this great spring weather we're having here in sunny So Cal :-) even if it is February. While others are still building snowmen, I'm turning my a/c on.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chip City -- My TV debut

These are photos from "my" episode of How I Met Your Mother. We pulled them from the online videos and they're not the best, but they're all I have :-)

I used a sketch from Let's Scrap -- and I love how it worked for these photos.

I'll also be submitting it to Erika's Challenge at Club CK to make the title pop by using visual hierarchy techniques (color and size -- it does matter). And also to FD for their clusteirng challenge.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Bathing Beauty

This is another CSI case -- #4 -- and the last of the Alice challenges. Here's the inspiration:

And here is mine:

It's a photo of my grandmother at the shore on Long Island (where she grew up).

My evidence: stripes on the bottom border and the rhinestone in the center of the flower (hard to see). My journaling -- my reflections on this photo and how there are aspects of my grandmother I didn't know or realize as I was growing up. And perhaps my love of the ocean is in my genes -- and goes all the way back to Long Island.

The photo above shows the colors better, but the photo below shows off the photo better.

This is also for Erica's Issue Challenge (I snuck some purple in there -- but I do love it). And also for Day 2 of the LOAD class (scrap a favorite photo).