Friday, April 11, 2008

Time Saving Tip for Photoshop Users

ScrapKitty has a great tip to help you make the most of your time...using your favorite folder as the go to destination folder.

Paper bag album and book

If you have been wanting to create a paper bag album, or a book, head on over to Sausan Designs blog where she has all the information that you need to get your started on this (these) fun project(s).

Thanks Sylvie!

My Hybrid Project - Purse Album

Click on images to enlarge, if you want a closer look.

Digital Supplies
Out on a Whim Collection by Dianne Rigdon by Jenn PatricksTwitterpated - A Little Bird Told Me Elements by Dianne Rigdon
I Am Here to Live out Loud word art by Jen Wilson.(modified)

Hybrid/paper supplies
Matted papers (to print layouts)
Paper flowers by Creative Memories
3m Adhesive glue
X-acto knifebrass
Purse album by Creative Imaginations
Blue ribbons from JoAnn Fabrics
Can you believe I have another project in the works?!

Hybrid Challenge at Method Playground

My uber talented friend, Karen Bowers, is hosting a challenge over at Method Playground. It is a double challenge. Go on over and download the sampler provided by Scrapbook-Graphics, then join us.

1. Challenge for digital scrappers to try their hand at hybrid scrapping.
2. Challenge for paper scrappers to try their hand at digital scrapping.

Obviously, if you know me, you know that I am a die-hard digital scrapper, BUT wanted to give it a try and I might add, I enjoyed myself immensely.

I created my layout in Photoshop, printed it on matted paper and embellished with paper flowers. I am quite pleased. After all, it is my 2nd hybrid project. I love, love, love those tiny brads! :)

This is the cover of my Valerie Purse album that I made for my 7 year old daughter. She loves it. I will be posting all the details of the project in my next post.

Nice Finds

Hello Everyone,

While I haven't had much time of late to be hopping all over the blogosphere, I did come across these...I hope they are of use to you.

KSharonK has a Faded Beauty sampler on her blog. Check out the kit while there.
Christina Renee has a super cute "French twist" freebie.
Miriam Lima at LDD has a sampler for your to play along her crazy challenge.
Clear Frosted Alpha by KaAgard. She's got other alphas, etc. on previous postings.
BohemianArt has a super cute sampler from her Sakura kit at SA.
SweetMade has a wonderful overlay over at her blog...check it out.
Jess Gordon has some stamped flowers...lovely.
Kirsty Wiseman has some cute floral overlays.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Scraplift Challenge - A Grandson's Love

My layout for the scraplift challenge at Scrapbook-Graphics. Inspired by Elizabeth's layout titled Jason.

Kit used: Denim Blues by Flergs here at Scrapbook=Graphics.
Font: Antique Type.
Frame and flower border are freebies from Flerg's April newsletter.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Rustic Charm

Can you believe that I had to take 4 pictures and merge them to get this panoramic view photo of the farm? I love how it turned out though. Layout done for scraplift chall. at Scrapbook-Graphics.
I don't know when my fascination with barns, farms and shacks began. I guess that I equate them with a simpler way of life. Life nowadays is so fast and complicated that I long for simplicity.
Cream paper - HIPPIE COUTURE - PAPER SET 2 by Dana Frantz
Tag from FRONT PORCH, the Elements by Birgit Kerr
Stitched ribbons from OUT ON A WHIM collection by Diane Rigdon
Frameit Grungy grid by Meredith Fenwick
SWEETNESS PAGE SET kit by Meredith Fenwick
lace - WINTER WHITES by Traci Sims
Fonts: TK Stamped and Antique Type.