Saturday, October 24, 2009

2 days to get stuff done!

I have the next two days off and I am hoping to get some more of my current projects done!  I am fortunate enough to have followed the directions for Connie Prince's Speed scrap last night and got a great layout for my CT gallery at Gotta Pixel.  I then did a page for the calendar I am doing for my parents for Christmas!  I did all the grids and numbers and days of the weeks to make a perpetual calendar grid template.  When I figure out how to do a decent preview I will show it - hoping in the next couple of days.

Speaking of Speed Scraps come and join us for the next one next week Friday at 8pm EST at Gotta Pixel.

Here are my layouts using Count Your Blessings by Julie Marie and Connie Prince


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Thursday!

I must work for real today so I am not getting much scrapping done, although I am actually "designing."  I don't know if I would really call it that, rather MAKING a calender set to use for my holiday gifts this year and for each year after.  I went shopping around several sites and could find what I was looking for so I am trying to do it myself.  I will post it when it is all done as I will be quite proud of it if it turns out the way I am envisioning it.  If that turns out I will be doing a couple spins on the idea -  I admit I am addicted to calendars.

Over that last few days I did some layouts for Armina Designs.  I was lucky enough to work with her October grab bag which is filled with the most adorable costumed children (20 of them!) and wonderful papers.  The kit also has a bragbook and some quick pages too.  Here are layouts using Sweet Treats! Found at Gotta Pixel!


I also got to play with Armina's new kit Oh, Baby!  I have to admit I love these two layouts.  I love the photos and the way the finished layouts turned out!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I am working with another kit by Isabel Mendez called Once Upon a Dream available at Gotta Pixel.  I have really enjoyed this kit am surprised at how easy it was for me to work with the kit since it is quite pick.  I am not a fan of pink.

On a second note it is $1 Tuesday at GP so stop on by and find a bunch of fantastic buys!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Busy weekend

We had a busy weekend.  Yesterday we had the usual karate morning that lasted until almost noon.  Then home to do some housework.  Today I took the girls to the park for a photo op and took almost 300 pictures -most will be deleted- then late this afternoon I took our youngest to the karate school swim party.  She had a blast and I took a bunch more pictures.  Finally new photos to play with!

 Tonight I played around with a layout using Julie Marie's photo masks 1 set and Fall on the Farm papers and just a couple of elements.  I love the results of the blending modes.  The picture is Libby while out collecting garnets in NV and I love the effect of the tree branches between the camera and her in the photo.  I decided to add more trees and keep with the green "white space"  Julie's kit and masks of course can be found in her store at Gotta Pixel

.This is another layout using Julie Marie's Photo Masks 1.  This is Tori from the photo shoot today.  I loved the brick wall and had to use it as a background.  The string and flowers (recolored) are from Julie Marie's Fall on the Farm as well.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Been awhile!

I have been off getting stuff done offline.  All the kids are finally healthy and now it is DH that is feeling sick.  Eventually all will be healthy at once.  I finally got time to do some scrapping and here are are the layouts I got done!

This month I am working with Julie Marie Designs and Isabel Mendez.  Both designers have fantastic kits available!  

 These two are using Julie Marie's Fall on the Farm available at Gotta Pixel here

These two are using Isabel Mendez's A is for Autumn found at Gotta Pixel here

I also used Alphas in 3 of these layout by My Own Fonts by Karen (Rusty Wire, Autumn Blog Train, and Hang it Up) who has fantastic alphas and word art available in her store Gotta Pixel.