Saturday, March 24, 2012

Jackie's Birthday -- altered book/album

Here are some shots of the altered book/album I made for my cousin's daughter's birthday:

This is one of my favorite pages -- pics of Jackie and Scott at the family dinner after the birthday party at the pet store. Ben wasn't there, so these two were the only "kids" -- 21 and 7. They had fun together and got silly with the camera -- loved watching them interact.
This is the cover of the book/album

Cousins -- CSI #11

This is a layout of two old photos of my cousins -- Debbie and Steve. The tag has journaling on the back about how they were two of my first friends and how and what I loved to play with each of them. So many of my childhood memories are wrapped up with them.

I used CSI Case No. 12's color scheme and inspiration:
I used a kite, string, and pp with a vintage image and my journaling is about family ties and childhood memories.

Monday, March 19, 2012

White Christmas

This is for the "From Screen to Scrap" March challenge -- based on this movie poster:

I used white letters and the white monochromatic with a touch of blue color scheme, but I used 2 photos instead of 1. So I won't get all the points possible.

Here's my take on it:

I used white paint on white cardstock to give some texture. It's slightly pearlized, although you can barely tell in the photo. Then I tore the edge of one of the tissue/glitter papers I made a while back. I added ribbon from Debi Clark (she sent an RAK for last month's S2S) and a glittery snowflake. I used a CK outline font for the title. Nice and easy, but I think it came out looking kind of cool -- different. In sunny So Cal, this is as close to a white Christmas as I'll get :-)

Christmas Story

I was inspired by the colors of this wreath from Pretty Little Studio's Inspiration Challenge #30:

I used the non-traditional colors (including the background) for this non-traditional Christmas layout from our Christmas Day trip to Santa Monica:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Birthday Card

I needed a birthday card for my mil, so I used a technique I found on Pinterest (the scrap stripes) and made this spring card (CK Challenge) with the Pretty Little Studio color palette. Hope she likes it!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Name Game

This layout is about how the boys got their names. It's based on the weekly challenge at Club CK (create a layout about names) and a sketch at Pretty Little Studio. I'll add newborn pics of the boys once I dig them out.

Here's my layout:

The right page comes from this sketch at PLS:

Sunday, March 4, 2012

1st Grade Friends


Pictures of my son and one of his classmates from first grade. Semi-private journaling on back talks about how the relationship between the two of them -- we carpooled and they were so funny together. Much more like siblings than boyfriend/girlfriend, that's for sure. They were both only children who were suddenly going to have baby brothers, both intelligent and social, both with parents who talked to them and read to them and had varied experiences as young children. I loved the give and take of the relationship and the easy friendship they had. And they were so cute together LOL.

I took my color palette from CSI Case # 8 --

And I used the friendship theme for Erika's Issue Challenge over at Club CK.