Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Projects

So, tomorrow we're going down to visit my aunt and cousins for Thanksgiving.  I was hoping to save on postage, so was aiming at getting my Christmas gifts finished by today to take down with me.  And some of them are for Christmas, so they should be opened before any way.

Here's what I made for my aunt:

This is the first page.  I collected 52 little quotes/scriptures about Thankfulness/Gratitude.  Thank you, Pinterest.  I formatted and printed them out, put them on tags, made my little stand, and attached them with a ring.  There are 26 tags, so she can flip through one a week, when she gets to the end, she flips it around and does the other 26.  Here's another random page:

For my cousin's daughter, I made this set:

Besides these principles, there are 5 shephers, 7 sheep, 3 wisemen, 2 camels, and 2 cows.  The set is an SVGCuts file.  Love their files.  I wasn't sure if she'd just want to leave them flat or if she'd want to stand them up, so I cut the stands and she can attach them if she chooses.  

One gift is only part-way done, but it will be easier to mail.  I almost did it!

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!  Safe travels!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Summer -- HB

More photos from Father's Day at Huntington.  I do miss my hometown.

I used the DCWV November Stackaholic sketch and papers from the DCWV Basic Stack (6x6) that Merry sent me!  Thanks so much!  AND -- I was able to use the maroon, blue and green for the Color Challenge at SP.    These colors just pop with the photos -- it's cold and cloudy and even at the "brightest" today, the photo of the layout didn't come out well.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Playing with Project Life

I've been working on creating my own PL cards.  Here's one I made for a Thanksgiving card for my aunt:

And -- I figured out how to turn it into a jpeg.  But I'm losing some sharpness in the save.  I'm working in Word -- I'm thinking PS might be easier.  Might play on some of the sites -- Photobucket or Picasa or whatever and see if I can get a better final product.

Here's the card I made:

Love that DCWV paper.  Wasn't sure how I was going to use it -- but it worked out great cut, turned side ways and folded LOL.  The back has the pretty leaves too.  This is a bigger than I normally make card -- folded size is 6 x 7 (12 x 7 paper).  Had to make my own envelope -- used some lighter weight DCWV for that -- the pretty side in.  

Now -- on to some Christmas cards.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I Can See Clearly Now...

Ben and his dreds.  Sigh.  And the end of his dreds.  :-D

This is for the Mexico challenge at Skrap N Chat and I also used a sketch from Let's Scrap.

Hollywood Dreams

Just a quick layout of some stars from Hollywood's Walk of Fame.  These all have a Star Trek theme :-)

Used a sketch at Pretty Little Studio and inspiration from Africa at Sketch N Chat.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Musso and Frank's -- Pt. 2

This is again for a challenge at Skrap n Chat -- the Ukraine.  And I included a postage stamp strip (bottom left) for the challenge over on S-P.

Here it is:

There are some extra photos under the two landscape photos.  We have a hard time getting everyone looking at the camera and smiling nicely at one time :-)  So it usually takes several shots.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Musso & Frank's -- Part 1

I had "heard" about this restaurant in the Harry Bosch books by Michael Connelly.  Harry and crew eat lunch here periodically.  So when I saw it on Hollywood Blvd., I, of course, wanted to eat there too.  It's a Hollywood icon and one of those "old time" upscale restaurants.  I feel like we're horribly under-dressed, but we were dressed for a day of sightseeing in Hollywood.  Just like everyone else.  Great food -- great service -- "great" bill :-)

My layout was inspired by the S.W.A.T. Drill #19 (a new to me site) to scrap food.  And by the Switzerland challenge at Skrap N Chat  (use chocolate colors, white and brown, and alter something -- I altered the tag and did some fussy cutting to alter the paper -- hope that counts).  I probably wouldn't have gone for the brown, but I really do love how it worked with this.

This is the left page, the right page is being worked on:

Sorry about the glare in the photo.  The postcard in the top left is available at the restaurant.  I love how the butter comes in the little crock with the paper cover on it.  

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Will Power

Photos are from our San Diego trip -- Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park.

Inspiration for this layout comes from a sketch with a twist from Paper Secrets  and the England challenge at Sketch n Chat.

Better Together

This layout is for all sorts of challenges.  All the inspiration came together into two separate pages that make one layout.

The title "Better Together" is for a title challenge over at S-P.

The left side is for a Japan challenge (folded paper and washi) at Skrap n Chat, the right for Egypt (use a mummy's fabric).

But I also incorporated a sketch challenge from S-P on the left and another challenge from Scrap our Stash on the right (use 6x6 papers -- I so need to use these and forget about them all the time).  The embellishments I used were all from one pack of chipboard doo dads -- the journaling tab, the little squares with my gauze flower, the photo corners.

Alien Jerky

This was a fun layout.  On our way home from Vegas, we usually stop at Bun Boy in Baker.  Home of the world's tallest thermometer.  But Bun Boy is closed now.  But there's a new attraction in town -- Alien Jerky.  We did buy some -- it wasn't green.  Didn't taste all that different.

I was inspired by the "Pack your Bags" challenge at Skrap n Chat (Cyber Crop going on this weekend) to include a photo flip stack -- the photos I took of some of the articles, etc. behind glass didn't come out that well, so putting them into a flip book worked well.  The flip stack is on the right side page on the left.

I used a sketch from "Let's Scrap" as inspiration also.  Of course I chose green for the little green aliens in the car and the papers are over 15 years old -- from a 8 1/2 x 11 stack my son got to do some scrapping with me years ago.

I never thought I would say this, but I'm about out of alien embellies.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Hot Hot Hot

A layout about the world's tallest thermometer -- in Baker, CA.  Bun Boy has been closed and the temperature no longer shows.  :-(  We always enjoyed stopping in at Bun Boy on our way to Vegas.

The colors were inspired by a challenge at S-P -- Orange and Black, non-Halloween.  I so struggle with orange, but love using red and black.  Go figure.  I added some yellow, but I like the look of the orange and black.  The sun die cut is from a swap on CK.