Wednesday, September 23, 2009

April & May

Back to my 2009 by month album... I completed the layouts for April and May:

{background border paper from "April Morning" by Miss Mint; purple mat paper from "Any Given Day" by Kelley Mickus; kraft tags from "So Memorable" collab kit by Heather Roselli; staple from "Oh Happy Day" by Leora Sanford; pink/green/blue flower paper and blue dotted paper from "Hullabaloo" collab kit by Heidi Larsen; bird and blue flower paper from "Twitterpoo" by Bren Boone; pink/purple flower paper from "April Freebie" by Kate Teague; blue/white/pink paper from "Love Me Forever" by Sweet Blossom Designs; blue flower stitching paper from "Sew Scrappea" by Rhonna Farrer; pink dots paper from "Something Springy" by Anna Aspnes; "Phoenix Script" and "Palatino Linotype" fonts}

{dotted background paper "May Flowers" by Tracie Stroud; pink mat paper from "Whisper" by Kelley Mickus; cream label and journaling paper from "PepsssAttitude" by July Designs; pink damask paper from "Sweet Silhouette" by KD Designs; yellow dotted paper from "Cosmo Chic" by Michelle Coleman; green damask paper from "Happy Go Lucky" by Shabby Princess; green floral paper from MSA collab kit "Wildflowers" by Sugarplum Paperie; yellow floral paper from "Autumn Blooms" by Kelley Mickus (recolored); pink flower from "June Freebie" by Angela Woo; green leaves from "Naturally" by Bren Boone; yellow brads from "Polka Dots & Pink Lemonade" by Sya's Blueprints; "Civilian" and "Palatino Linotype" fonts}


Sunday, September 20, 2009

I Made Something!

I have been in a funk lately. I haven't scrapbooked a layout for so long... I've been completely unispired! BUT... I did manage to finally make some silhouettes of my family, a project I've been dying to attempt for months. Ever since we moved to this house and I saw it had a fireplace and a mantle, I knew that would look so pretty.

This was actually a really simple project. I took photos of each of my family members (myself included) against a white background. This made it pretty easy to extract the subject from the background. Here's a tutorial on doing extractions in photoshop. Next, I just dragged the extracted subject onto a blank canvas of 8.5x11. I used the paint bucket tool to fill the photo in with black. Then print! Easy. My frames are 8x10, so I had to crop them just a little bit to fit. I love how they turned out.

I'm toying with the idea of making these if anyone is interested... silhouettes for hire! You send my your photos, I send you silhouettes. Let me know what you think!


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Enjoy the Journey

Digital Scrapbook Memories has a new CD called "Enjoy the Journey" with five new kits - hip, hip, hooray! I've had fun playing with it. First, here are the kit previews:

Cute stuff! Here are a few layouts I created using the new CD:

{everything from the "Morning Dew" kit; "Pea Heather's Handwriting" and "Another Typewriter" font}

{everything from the "Rainbow" kit; "Slab Tall X" font}

{everything from the "Cloudy" kit; "Pea Hannah Vanilla" font}

{everything from the "Warm Sunshine" kit; "Pea Hanna Chocolate" font}

You can pick it up right here.


Wednesday, September 9, 2009


{background paper from "Krafty Christmas" by Pamela Donnis; yellow mat paper from "Rock-a-Bye Baby" by GG Digital Designs; alpha from "Doodly Doo Alpha" by Leora Sanford; yellow flowers from "April Morning" by Miss Mint; diamond paper from "Grow Blossom Fly" by Tania Shaw; toadstool paper from "Fairies and Toadstools" by Lisa Warren; multi-colored circle paper from "Summersault" by KD Designs; orange solid paper from "Bohemian Summer" by Michelle Coleman; green dots and diagonal striped papers from "Beautiful Day Papers" by Crystal Wilkerson; rainbow paper from "Sprite Add-on" by Erica Zane; "Palatino Linotype" font}


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

2009 Album

I loved my "Year in Our Ordinary Life" album I did for 2008 so much, I planned to make one for this year as well. I have had good intentions, but haven't done anything - until now. I started last night and have now completed two page layouts for January and February. I know, I know... probably not the best idea to start another album while I'm still in the middle of another one... but I was feeling inspired so I ran with it.


A closer look:

{background paper from "Lola" by Kelley Mickus (recolored); gray paper and blue circle flowers from "Chance of Rain" by Kelley Mickus; white paper from "Click" by Kelley Mickus; border stamp from "Just Breathe" by Kelley Mickus; swirl stamp by "House of 3"; staples from "Tangerine Twist" by Flergs; button flowers from "Vintage Chic" by Jennifer Fox; dots paper from "Tropical Punch" by Dani Mogstad; snowflake paper from "Jack Frost" by GG Digital Designs; white/blue circle paper from "Love Me Forever" by Sweet Blossom Designs; "Lauren Script" and "Palatino Linotype" fonts}


A closer look:

{background paper from LDD Collab Kit "Lovey Dovey" by Leora Sanford; blue mat paper from "Color Me Happy" by Crystal Hartley (recolored); green/blue paper from MSA Birthday Collab kit by Libby Weifenbach; pink solid paper from "Funky Love" by Megan Turnidge (recolored); white paper with circles from "Mrs. C's Confectionary" by Lisa Warren; scallop paper from "Momtourage" by Emily Powers; red/pink heart paper from "So Happy Together" by Emily Merritt; pink alpha & hearts from "Luv Song Alpha" by CD Muckosky; metal tag from "Eco Friends" by KD Designs; pink brad from "Sweet Silhouette" by KD Designs; acrylic heart from "Wild Sorbet" by Michelle Coleman; metal hearts brad from "Cosmo Chic" by Michelle Coleman; "i luv you" heart element from "Owl Luv You 4ever" by Emily Powers; cutout heart from "Just Breathe" by Kelley Mickus; safety pin & hearts by Corina Nielsen; "Carbonated Gothic" and "Palatino Linotype" fonts}


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Any Given Day

Kelly Mickus has a new kit out, it's a collaboration with Creashens (another designer) called "Any Given Day". I love it, it's so soft and pretty... I love kits like this but often have a hard time scrapbooking with them since my subjects are usually my two little boys. So instead I chose a picture of my husband and I. I love how it turned out!

{everything from "Any Given Day" collab kit by Kelley Mickus and Creashens; "Pea Hannah Vanilla" font}