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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Two cards and one layout

First off, I added supply lists to this post and this post. Sorry they weren't there to begin with!

As my title suggests, lately I've managed to complete two cards and one layout. In the past week or so.  Not much but with all the other stuff that's going on around here, I'm impressed I've managed to get into my craft room at all! Without further ado, here they are.



Supplies used: Basic Grey 6x6 pad in Bittersweet, various Basic Grey alpha stickers; 5x7 Recollections blank cards in cream.

These pictures were sitting out waiting to be scrapped during the LOAD challenge in May. Obviously, they didn't make it onto a page then!
I used the sketch from Day 18 of 28 Days of Sketches as my jumping off point but changed it quite a bit. The other birthday layouts I'd done for Paige's 5th bithday all had a kraft cardstock base so I wanted to do the same here but not have it so prevelant as my other layouts. I layered the patterned paper overtop to minimize the kraft. Then it was a matter of photo placement and embellishments.

For my title I cut out the letters using my Cricut in both the dark pink and black and then layered them slightly off centre to give a dropped shadow effect to the title. I've seen this done over at Nichol Magouirk's site and loved it! She does these great "from start to finish" videos of her layouts that you really have to check out!

I'm trying to get comfortable clustering embellishments. The space next to this big picture of Paige's cake looked empty so I started playing around and came up with this little grouping. I'm quite happy with it!

Supplies used: kraft cardstock; patterned paper is from KI Memories - Friends pack; journalling tags - Best Creation Inc. Jubilee; butterfly punch - Pop up Butterflies Edge Punch by Martha Stewart/EK Success; pink and black cardstock from my stash, small embellishments from ATD Celebrate it pack.

Okay, that's all for right now. I have a pile of pictures from various preschool field trips and Father's Day to sort through. I'm sure some of them will make their appearance in my 5 on Friday post. I am going to try to do that one tomorrow as Friday is the last class ever at Paige's preschool, plus we are having a huge Farewell BBQ that evening at the preschool, PLUS I've agreed to get up at the crack of dawn to set up for the closing out garage sale at the preschool the next morning. If I get a chance to check my email on Friday I'll consider myself lucky. Writing a post is totally out of the question!
I don't know about you, but I'm looking forward to the end of school and the beginning of some quieter days. Maybe even days where I can get some scrapping done!!

Until then ... have a good day!

2 comments:

  1. Hey Alison, I really like your cards, especially the top 10 - what a cool idea!!! Your husband sounds like a great guy, and a wonderful dad! Love your layout, too, especially the cluster! I always have a hard time with clusters, too, but I think I'm getting better at it with practice. Some people out here in blogland make it look so easy, I'm not sure how they do it! It's pretty busy around here, too, with the end of everything, but I'm actually dreading summer a little bit. I just don't know how I'm going to keep these kids busy all day every day. The good news is that I've got Nolan and Ailis signed up for camps at the SAME TIME!!! I'm thinking I'll need to take Brenna on a road trip, but we'll see. Well, hope you have a fabulous weekend, and I'm sure I'll hear from you soon, hugs, Roxy.

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  2. Uhooi,,
    This card is very beautiful, nice and creative,,

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