Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Cinema Blog Hop

Welcome to Club Scrap's Cinema blog hop! If this is your first stop, I highly recommend that you go to Club Scrap Creates to see the full list so you can check out all of the blogs participating.

I had big intentions of using the Stamp kit to make a project, but I have spent a good chunk of the month away from home mostly visiting grandchildren. Lots of fun, but no time in my creative space. I knew my grandson's 7th month pictures were coming up and I mentioned to my daughter-in-law what this months kit theme was and she came through with some darling pictures.

The first 2 layouts are based on the layout card that comes with each kit. It was perfect for all the pictures. On the first page I used a digital stamp for the 'Here's lookin' at you, kid.' sentiment. The 2nd page I typed right on the clapboard my grandson's name and date the pictures were taken and played with blending options to get the look that I liked.

This next layout I shared already in the Art Gallery at Club Scrap's forum. I used multiple layers of papers, overlays and blending options to make the background. Then I dropped the premade photo cluster, added the alpha title, photo and then the date and it was done. Nice and easy layout even though it looks complicated.

The last layout I used a template from my stash. The cluster of elements is made using items from Cinema, Time of Your Life and Comfort Zone kits. The background paper was made using one of the papers from the kit and adding a couple of overlays and a mask. The grunge edge was from my stash that I clipped one of the kit papers to. The template had a ticket on it already. I made a matching paper by filling new 12 x 12-inch file in Photoshop with a matching color from the color wheel provided by Club Scrap on their blog and added a texture overlay to it. I then clipped it to the ticket shape and used a digital stamp from the kit to 'print' it. The oval frame shape was also on the template and I made another matching paper with the same texture as the first one and clipped it to the shape. I then added a drop shadow and stroke to it. I was really pleased with how it turned out.
template by fiddle-dee-dee designs

Thanks for looking! Your next stop on the way is Debby.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Busy with Bracelets

I went with my girlfriends to the beach in June. We had a blast celebrating one of the friends 50th birthday and spending time with each other relaxing. Since then we have been getting together once a month to have a 'beach reunion'. So far we've been playing with beads each time. The following bracelets were all made during the last 2 get togethers. All of them except the 3rd one were made from beads out of my stash and the other girl's stashes. The 3rd bracelet was a set of beads that came in My 'Come Sail Away' kit from Club Scrap. I had been hanging on to these beads and not splitting them up hoping that I would come up with some way to turn them into wearable art. Since I had 2 whole afternoons without interruptions I finally was able to make a bracelet out of them.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the blog hop!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Beach Babe

So sorry I haven't had much to post. I feel as though I've hardly been home since summer started. Since I don't have a laptop I can't work on layouts when I'm gone. So you get layouts as I have time to work on them. This is also canning season and I've been doing a bunch of that as well. The garden has been very productive this year.

Today's layout uses a mix of kits by Studio Rosey Posey and a template by Cheryl aka fiddle-dee-dee designs from her Stitched Together 2 set.

Thanks for looking! Don't forget to come back on Wednesday for Club Scrap's Cinema blog hop.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Beverly Beach

I guess I'm wishing we could have gone to the beach this summer as a family. I love going and miss it. My parents grew up in Iowa and they fell in love with the ocean the first time they saw it (on their honeymoon) and when they moved to Oregon they conveniently moved to a town where the beach was only an hour away. Looking back it seemed as though we went at least once a month.

This layout uses a kit by karen lewis designs, 'by the seaside' and a template by Fiddle-dee-dee designs Straight to the Heart. Both are from this month's Daily Digi. I also used an edging overly by KimB from Edge It 4. I love grungy edges.