Art Helps Me Breathe

Rogue River

September 22, 2008

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Layout for a little outing we went on the first day of summer. And here it is: the first day of fall. Summer sure seemed to fly by. This is some really great paper by Graphic 45. And I was real pleased with the chipboard circles. I was playing around with the zoom on my digital camera all day (myhusband goes to fish; I go to take pictures!). The mother duck and her babies were actually all the way across the river from me. My SLR camera would have taken a better shot, but this was not too bad.

I actually got three more wedding layouts done last week and will post them tomorrow. I am hoping to finish up that album this week…..and get the Christmas cards done for World Card Making Day. My LSS has a great day planned and I can’t wait. Plus it is Scrap Pink this Friday and that should be fun too. Looks like a great time coming up. One season ends, but the next is always good too.

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Kind

September 17, 2008

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Its another color challenge from Kristina Werner. I needed a thank you card and this seemed just the ticket. I love fall and I love these fall colors. Decided to go with a really fun technique: dye inks dabbed on glossy paper.

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Stand By Me

September 11, 2008

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I promised more layouts from the wedding scrapbook I’m currently working on. As I said, the color I’m working with is red. But I love how this one came out, and my favorite part is the title. But I was not happy when the girls were looking off the page (bottom layout). So I reversed image in Photoshop (top photo). Way better. I don’t know how the program does it, but I think it’s amazing.

I’ve started adding some journaling blocks to the layouts for the bride to record her memories. Her mom says she loves to write. Yeah!

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We Remember

September 9, 2008

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Do we remember? I made this card for Stamp Club. It is amazing to think that Thursday it is 7 years since the attack on the Twin Towers. Many families will be hurting especially on this Thursday. Can we really say, “United we stand?” This country seems very divided and we seem to have lost sight of all that we have in common this election year as we focus on the campaign issues. This is still America, land that I love. I praise God I live here.

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Leis

September 5, 2008

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I love how this layout came out. The paper is perfect. I tried to keep the embellishments to a minimum and the focus on the photos. The journaling came from some researching I did on the web. They knew the exchange of the leis was going to be a part of the Hawaiian ceremony (put together by the wedding planner). But the mother of the bride told me she, nor the bride and groom, didn’t actually know what it all meant and they were all so pleased to read what I learned.

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Two little happy cards for this week’s challenge. The challenge for me was to make four colors not look too busy. I did find I could mix and match the pieces using the different colors of card stock. Fun! Thanks for another great time, Kristine.

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Seeing Red

September 3, 2008

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I’ve been doing a wedding scrapbook for a couple that chose red for their color. Here’s a bunch of papers laid out for viewing and selecting for the next layout. I did two layouts this weekend but I haven’t taken pictures of them yet so I will post that tomorrow. It has been a stretch for me to use that color. I usually go for pastels over primaries. But I am really pleased with how they are coming out and (most importantly) is the bride.

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Engaged

August 28, 2008

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Layout for class this Saturday. I got a request to use the Tinkering Ink Al Fresco line of papers….very bright prints. Fortunately, on the back side of one of the patterns was this lovely soft blue. So I added some of the prints sparingly to come up with this. The layout makes me smile and ultimately, isn’t that what this hobby is all about? I think they are one fantastic looking couple. And forgive me if I sound like a grandmother-to-be, but I can’t wait to see how darn cute their kids will be. And don’t you just love those Bo Bunny rubons? Anything with a bird is ok by me. But swirls and birds is just about perfect.

I am doing a demo at my LSS tomorrow, Creating Lasting Memories. It will be all about rubons and this page will be one of the samples.

I’m also teaching an acrylic album class Saturday using the same line of Tinkering Ink papers. For that mini-album I used photos of my daughter when she was much younger, actually when she celebrated her 7th birthday. Sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday.

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Here is a layout I forgot to post. This is my second a layout for Daina’s wedding. This photo shows that I actually snap the photo outside on the deck. I like the weathered wood effect on the edges. Of course, usually I crop it before posting here but thought I’d show the way it looks beforehand. Natural lighting outside takes the best photo for true colors. Lots of photos on this layout but attaching them to the glitter paper is proving to be a problem. I even used redline double sided adhesive and they don’t want to stick.

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Bella Girl

August 23, 2008

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Wow, like it has been a while since I posted. I was very busy this week doing Vacation Bible School. If you’ve ever done it, you know how my week went. Crazy Busy. Anyway, this was such a fun layout to do, because the pictures are from the weekend we met Josh. Since they are now getting married, 6 years later, it was so special to reflect on that “first impression.” I went back and read my journal entries for that week before writing the journaling for the page. I also made a mini-book with the second set of photos:

This is just photos and journaling, aka Allie Edwards.

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