Paper, Scissors, Creativity……BLISS

I have decided to keep tabs on my “real paper” scrapbook pages, by posting them on a separate page here! Brilliant huh? You would think I would have thought of it before now. Good grief! πŸ™‚Β  Here is some of my favorite work for 2010. When photographing my work for this page, I was amazed at how my style has evolved, and it is really exciting! πŸ™‚

“Celebrate” birthday card, made with Creative Memories papers, frame, and stickers; chipboard element and ribbon (unknown companies). πŸ™‚

This layout was kind of tricky, but it ended up winning Scraptastic Club’s (a monthly kit club) October layout challenge (and netted me a sweet “holy mittens santa” kit for my winnings……I did a dance, I was so excited!) You can find this kit (Nightmare On My Street) here: http://www.scraptasticclub.com/collections/frontpage/products/nightmare-on-my-street I really dislike how this page scanned, but, the layout was really fun to put together. πŸ™‚

This page is also from the “Nightmare on My Street” kit, and was made for a weekly challenge. The challenge was to use song lyrics when creating your page. I had taken this (awesomely staged, aren’t they dramatic?!) photo of the girls hanging on to a cemetery gate, so my title was “Oh hush, keep it down now, this is scary” from the song “Voices Carry.” Sorry that the song will now be stuck in your head all day. hehe.

Layout featuring my fabulous husband. πŸ™‚ Products by Creative Memories, 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz.Β  Semi-hybrid project. (this one also one a weekly layout challenge…yay!)

Simple page created using sequential photos of the girls jumping into the pool.

 

 

 

Funky little card, created using one Alice In Wonderland paper (wish I could remember the company), 2 paper flowers that were loose in my stash, foam squares, and some extra letters leftover from another project. There were so many cute little elements that got lost by just having it on one page of paper, so I selected pieces I liked best, and made it into a bit of a “vignette.” Chalking ink by Creative Memories.

 

 

Silly page I made together with Ivy. This picture of it is kinda terrible. ;)Fabric tag is by Amy Butler. Crowns cut from Cricut “Home Decor” cartridge. Paper is Creative Memories.Β  All of the pages in black and white flow through one album. The B&W papers keep everything cohesive.

 

Learn Something New Every Day class (lead by Shimelle at shimelle.com) album cover. My first attempt at doing something like this. Album was an old 7×7 in my stash, by Creative Memories.

 

 

 

I think that the reason my style has changed so much, is that I have begun doing quite a bit of “hybrid” scrapbooking. Essentially creating a 4×6 page, and printing it, then adding embellishments. This allows me to alter my photos, and add journaling as I feel is appropriate for my feeling of the subject, according to font, etc. All of the following pages come from my “Learn Something New Every Day” monthly album.

Inside cover to the LSNED album.

I sort of have an obsession with the Tim Holtz keyholes. Sigh. I feel like they are creating a magical world on the other side of the page. No…..I am not crazy, just a geek. πŸ˜‰

 

 

I love, love, love this picture of my niece. It shows how so many people love her…..even folks that aren’t family by “blood”….and that’s the gist of this page.

 

 

Bingo cards and bird cages.Β  Love them. I got the birdcage stamp (upper right corner) at Michaels, and found a mug with the exact same illustration. It says “fly” and has an empty birdcage. πŸ™‚

 

 

Another profile pic of my hubs. I have to catch him unawares, so…..this is what I have to be satisfied with. πŸ˜€ The lacy and scalloped edges were cut from a favorite paper. I like the brown textured cardstock, too for just a little dimension.

 

Simple, simple page, only I had to measure to get the brad placing just right…..and anyone who knows me, is aware that measuring isn’t really “my thing,” so it was a bit of a chore. πŸ˜‰

 

 

This whole album is mostly single pages, not a 2 page layout, which would drive most people crazy. I love the puzzle pieces, and the Tim Holtz stamp that says “Not all who wander are lost”. Tolkien really knew what he was saying, hmm? The statue is on the top of the Kansas State Capital in Topeka, which is across from the church that I sing at as an employed soloist. The statue’s name is “Ad Astra,” and I totally dig him.

 

 

 

 

Some individual layouts that are not completed with photos, or WIP. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

This is a favorite from my black and white album, but is not complete. Ivy is playing the piano at my brother in law’s home this past spring, and I thought it needed a romantic look. πŸ™‚

 

 

The inside page of the album I created of my horse showing days. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

The page of my very last horse show, in September of 1993. ❀

 

 

Page I created of my sweet baby girl. I used the “she’s all that” kit from Scraptastic Club. Die cut (cricut “seasons” cartridge by Creative Memories) embellished with machine stitching and “Inkagold” in vintage silver. Flower ribbon by Tim Holtz.

“Think Big” page created using hand cut and stitched banners/paper/ribbon. The top banner is actually little vintage cameras cut from a printed paper. “big” die cut from the Creative Memories “seasons” Cricut cartridge, and rubbed with inkagold in vintage gold. Banner embellished with glitter by Martha Stewart. Some papers from Cosmo Cricket’s “circa 1937” line.

This whole layout was created using papers from “The Taj Mahal Stack” of papers that I bought a billion years ago.Β  I love the sari colors, and it worked well with this picture of Brynne that I took this summer. The cast of the picture was a bit blue, because I hadn’t quite edited it properly (although not as blue as it appears here). I did add some tim holtz ribbon, that I inked in gold to match, and sewed a blue strip down the center with my machine. I die cut the letters using my cricut, and embellished with glitter. I am really lovin’ the glitter lately. πŸ™‚

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