Friday, June 29, 2007

Prom layout

I did this one with last night’s crop template by Amy Bleser at Scrapbook Bytes. The grey background paper is from the In Bloom Paper pack by Shelle Pukas, red is from Red Facts by Jonosch Designs, the black is from When Black Meets White Paper Pack by Lena Brandenburg. The silver jeweled daisy if by Pillowgirl. The title font is 1 Bean Sprout DNA and the journaling font is 2 Peas Well Behaved.

The journaling reads: This year the prom was absolutely beautiful. The Junior Class did a great job with the decorations. The photos are of me along with some of my favorite kids, BJ & Sesylie, Ludie, Tim & dates, and Kesha.

Homemade Goodness

I was digiscrappin' super early this morning - around 4ish and this is the result. I laid in bed for about a half hour after waking and gave up on going back to sleep. I did this one for the button challenge at Twisted Originals (it's a cool blog I discovered, go check it out at I used a template by Amy Bleser. It was from last week’s template crop at Scrapbook Bytes and I just got around to using it. Most of the papers come from 2 Peas freebie kits. The papers are Art from Rhonna Farrer’s July ’05 Kit, Miamarre Spring, Miamarre Too Good, Miamarre Mojito and Miamarre Persimmon Fuzz from the Spring Kit by MLamarre of, The green element at the lower right is called Circle of Love and it’s from the 2 Peas April Free Pea Kit by Rhonna Farrer. The turquoise paper is If You Dare Baby Blue by Shandy Vogt. The assortment of buttons is from different freebies by Anita Designs. The fonts used are 2 Peas Well Behaved for the Title and 2Peas Miss Happy for the journaling.

A Couple of Altered Notebooks

I made both of these last week and just didn't get around to posting them here. The one that says scrappy stuff is to go by my computer. It's to help me keep track of the stuff I need or want to do. I used a steno pad for this and the papers are some old stuff that I had laying around. The white rubons were the only thing fairly new. I used a sticker label I messed up as a template to cut my own here. I'm already using it quite a bit.

The other is about twice the size and it has the cool quad paper inside. I did it to tote to workshops this summer. Each year I practically fill a whole one with notes and drawings (mostly drawings) during the sometimes boring teacher workshops I have to sit through. I look forward to adding more doodles to the cover. I got my first chance to use it yesterday. I even got a few oohs and ahhhs from my fellow art teachers in attendance.

thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Lifts with a Twist Challenge

I did this one for the current challenge at the Lifts with a Twist blog ( I just loved the original layout by Fototina and it was lots of fun to CASE. The background papers and the elements are by Carrie Stephens and come from her Baby Cakes kit (it's super cute!). The photo mask is from Shandy Vogt’s Swass Masks. I love everything this woman designs. I also cropped the flourish part to use on the opposite side of the layout. The smaller frames are from her Doodle Sticker Frames kit. The fonts used for the title are CK Cosmopolitan and CK Dots and Dashes. The photos of Hannan are from 09-25-05.

I'm really enjoying learning how to digiscrap.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

3 Layouts in 2 Days

Can you believe it? I know it's so not like me. The kids went to spend the weekend with Aunt Jess and their grandparents and its been too quiet.

The first is a paper layout. I just finished it a little bit ago. I had it all done but the title last night and wasn't up to fighting with the rubons. Maybe I should have waited even longer because I did a crappy job. I had to rub so hard that I made dents in the paper and it's so crooked it looks like I've been hitting the tequila bottle. I may have to redo it another time. I did this one for the brown and pink challenge at L4S. The people in the photo are my nephew Shane and his girlfriend Paula. She's been so good for him and they seem perfect together. They've been together a few years now. All of the supplies I used are from my older stash - not really old but at least several months to a year. It felt good to use them.

This one is my favorite. No body will get the title unless they listen to rap music. I have to say it's not my favorite kind of music but I recognize a few songs when I hear them. Every kid in school was singing this one a couple years ago. I took this pic of Hannah in the back yard before she got in the pool with Sue and Sharon. That'll be another layout someday. Of course, I'd kill them if they took a photo of me in a swimsuit. It's not a pretty sight.

Here are the details if anyone is interested. I used a template by Pattie Knox from Designer Digitals. I adjusted the photo block to better fit my image I wanted to use. All the other materials are by Michelle Underwood. Papers come from the Loving Life paper pack. Flower (color adjusted slightly) is from the Dream in Color kit, button and staples are from the A New Beginning kit. The font for the title is 2Peas Busy Babs, and the journaling is 2Peas Ditzy.

The journaling reads: Hannah has got the cutest little butt. Her mom says that it’s just like her dads. Hannah’s has to be cuter!

This is another one of Shane. He's with his little brother Zach here. I'm pretty sure that Shane will be 31 on his birthday in August and Zach will be 14 in November. I took this photo and the last at Colton's in Batesville. There were so many of us there that it took a while for them to get enough tables to put together for us. I've been struggling with learning to use templates in Photoshop. I can do it in Elements without any problem now that I've done a few but I had to hunt down a tutorial for using the harder program. I found it at Misty Cato's blog along with this cute template I used here.

Here's all the info: I used Misty Cato’s blog template 9. The papers and Super Cool alphabet I used are by Michelle Underwood. The majority of the papers come from her A New Beginning page kit. The black kraft paper used for the mat is from the Beyond Cool paperpack. The font for Zach & Shane is Digital Woodcuts and the journaling was done with French Roast.

thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Last week's paper layouts

I got a new scanner. It is a Mustek and it scans practically the entire 12 x 12 layout in one scan. It only cuts off 3/10" and I can live with that.

I did a lot of work last week. I hope I can keep it up all summer but I know things will slow down when I'm busy with workshops.

This one is my current favorite. I did it for the green, white and black challenge at L4S. I took the photo of Alec at the park in Newport around the end of April.

I re-scrapped the pic of me and Jenny for my ME album. I used papers from WalMart of all places. I can't believe they had Autumn Leaves.

These are more pictures from the park. They show Alec with his 2 best school friends. We let him have a sleepover for his birthday and I took these guys to the park the next afternoon.

Lastly I have a layout of Hannah that I made for her album using the watermelon pics I scrapped for Scrapbook Attic. I like this single page layout better than the double I did for them.

My scanner died last month

It was old and I know it was time for a new one. But it was aggravating. I hate taking photos of my layouts. I never can get a good one. I know other people can because I've seen some that looked really good on 2Peas.

I had to deliver 2 months worth of layouts to SA and all I have to show are these awful photos but they're better than nothing I guess.

Some older paper layouts

I don't know why I hadn't posted these. I did them in April for Scrapbook Attic in Searcy.
The first is a layout of Hannah and Katie, both my great nieces. Katie is around 3 months older than Hannah. I uploaded these separately as each could stand alone.

Next is a layout of Katie with her mom, my niece Amanda. Katie looks so much like Amanda did when she was little.

The last is my great niece Jessica Jane. She is such a fun kid. I love the photo of her with the wild curly hair. She did this for Halloween last year.

Aunt Jess and Hannah

These beautiful girls are my niece Jessica and great niece Hannah. I had another sleepless night so I digiscrapped. I can do this and not worry about waking anyone. Here are the details in case anyone is interested.

I used Cheryl McCain’s template from the Template to Treasure chat & crop at last night. All the papers and the buttons come from her kit A Yellow Rose for Mother. The journaling block, which has its color changed a bit to better match, comes from Shabby Princess’s Festival Kit, as does the rickrack that borders the photo and the “and” alpha. The lettering for Aunt Jess is Basic Chipboard Alphabet by Dani Mogstad. The font for Hannah is 2Peas Champagne and the journaling font is 2Peas Fixin To.

The journaling reads:
My mother has said all along that Hannah looked like her Aunt Jessica but I just didn’t see it until I took a closer look of them together in this picture. They both have theose beautiful almond shaped eyes and their hair is practically the exact same color. Both girls have perfect complexions even if Jessica’s is a tiny bit fairer. They are beautiful girls with the most gorgeous and happy smiles.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Me & Jen

I did this one Saturday morning. I woke up too early and had some time to kill so I played around with PhotoShop. I used the Ribbon Board Template by Johanna Berry. I deleted one of the photo boxes and made the other bigger. Almost everything else is from Weeds and Wildflowers Design (, the orange paper is from the Celebrating Color freebie, tweed and tanswirl from Discovering You freebie, the leather paper (Luxurious Leather Kit) for the mat and the button (Blue Patterned Buttons) are from Barb Derksen ( journaling tag is by Anita Designs ( The font is Amethyst Script.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Another Hannah Layout

I made this one to accompany the earlier layout of Hannah in the garden. I really like how it turned out. I used Shandy Vogt’s Swass Mask Template, papers from Zoe Pearn’s Funky Fresh kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs and fonts from 2Peas, Sophisticated for title and Sonnets Script for journaling. I tweaked the colors of the papers some to give more contrast and so it would match the garden layout better.