Art Helps Me Breathe

Good Time

December 13, 2008

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It’s a case where a less-than-perfect photo could not be contained. Allie Edwards always stresses embracing imperfection and so I went for it this time. I’m glad to be in the big group photo, but it means someone else snapped it. I say, better to be in it. The layout was inspired by my new Bigz Top Note dye from Stampin Up. Love it. So I made my own larger template. The background paper is some lovely flocked poinsettas from Fiskar’s Kimberly Polson line. The title is Felt Alphas from Making Memories. And the circles behind, well, that is from Allie Edwards and I just love the look.

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I should have taken more picture on Thanksgiving. Somehow, being the chief chef and all, I only got a few. We even had special guests and I didn’t capture a picture of them. Oh well, sometimes you just have to make do with what you have. I found these five to be acceptable and actually made a pretty nice layout. The paper is Sassafras Lass and I love the attached die cut borders. I copied their flower embellishments but made my own because I needed orange. The chipboard swirls were left over from a large package by Making Memories I think. The rubon title was some of the easiest rubons I have even used. They were by Arctic Frog. The inspiration for the title came from watching Rick Warren on Fox News the other night. He said lots of Americans give thanks, but not too many give thanks to God.

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Very merry

November 29, 2008

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A Christmas layout for class this week. Most of the product is Making Memories’ FaLaLa collection. Fun and easy layout that brought back lots of memories of our last Christmas with my dad (2006). Cherish your family times, they are precious.

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This layout holds 18 photos! Amazing. I wasn’t happy with it until I added the flowers to the sticker on the journaling block. Speaking of the journaling block, loved using the new Allie Edwards acrylic offered by Techinque Tuesday.

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brookings

November 8, 2008

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Today’s layout for class. My students wanted a beach layout, which may seem strange this time of the year. But usually we are scrapping pictures from a few months ago. The stores don’t seem to get this. Right now, everything is Christmas. But those pictures won’t be taken or scrapped for two months. Anyway, this is nice thick glossy card stock by Stamping Station. This time, I actually used the matching sticker sheet – unusual for me. But I like the big ‘Oregon Coast’ lettering behind the Li’l Davis Design invisible letters. The chipboard swirls (I forget who made those) were painted with acrylics. Had fun mixing colors on those. Playing with paints is something I need to do more. This should be a quick easy page with five 4×6 photos, two of which were slightly cropped. For the first time, I did my journaling on an embossable laminate sheet. After printing on the computer, the ink is wet and I immediately sprinkled on black powder and heated. I like that. Sorry, it doesn’t show. I took the photo before I added the journaling. But it is located to the left of the big swirl.

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Autumn

November 7, 2008

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A layout for class two weeks ago – love the white overlay under the cut out leaves from Creative Imaginations. Was trying to show the techinique of “clumping” embellishments.

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Cannot believe it has been 3 weeks since I last posted to my blog. I guess a lot has been happening. Here is a layout I made using those terrific engagement photos of my daughter and her beau Josh. Love how this one came out.

I’ve also been real busy making cards for my LSS Creating Lasting Memories. This week I did a demo on the Cuttlebug. These cards are some samples I made for it.

The machine is really quite amazing and using the new color core paper, as in the green scallop circle with bird, adds another fun dimension.

The turquoise card is made with a Dreamweaver stencil and Black Magic paper. Tried some gel pens designed for writing on black paper to add some pop to the outline of the stencil.

The treat bag is what everyone got to make. Filled with candy, it looks even better!

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APU

October 10, 2008

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I struggled all afternoon with this layout trying to find pictures to match the pink and green paper and finally…ta-da. These photos from 2004 were just perfect. How was Allison to know that she would wear the perfect color shirt I needed her to be wearing 4 years later.
As can be seen, it’s another grid layout. I’m really enjoying these.

And do I love these engagement photos that Allison just posted today. Yes, I do.

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It’s another Color Challenge from super talented (and busy) Kristina Werner, author of one of my favorite blogs.

The colors for this week’s challenge were Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie, and Very Vanilla.
Very autumn, which is my favorite season of the year. And for me (it’s personal!) autumn is all about birthdays. So instead of leaves and pumpkins and the like, I decided to create a birthday card. Plus I was just dying to use these cute Bazzill Chips arrows. Love them. And anything with a bird is good with me.

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First Grid

September 28, 2008

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I completed my first “grid” layout this weekend. I started it at the Scrap Pink crop on Friday evening and finished it up yesterday. The photos are from Christmas, 2001 and I’ve been wanting to scrap them for a long time. It was kind of a mini photo shoot of my daughter and seemed perfect for attempting Allie Edwards’ weekend creative. I had so much fun with this. Definitely will have to try it again.

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