Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sweet Drawings and Letters

I'm starting to collect and scan all these little drawings that Dave makes for his kids. My favorite kind of artwork. I just love the style he uses, albiet amateur. The drawings speak of his heart, I strongly believe. :) Maybe one of these days, I'll transform them into digital brushes. What do you think?

God knew what I needed today when I saw this letter in the mailbox this morning. I love being the recipient of such sweet things. Mmmm...I could just hug her!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Valentine

Dave and I tied the knot 14 years ago on October 7th, 1995. I can't believe how fast the time has gone! This layout is one of four that I created for a local scrapbook store contest. This was back when I was really into trying different techniques. Love that Dymo label maker! Instead of sending the black ribbon through, I tried cardstock. I think it's pretty cool. :) I used a picture frame mat for the frame. I notice that the glue I used for the KI Memories acrylic hearts has browned! I should send them an email, huh?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Design Team Layout

I'm happy with how this turned out, except my photograph of the layout. The coral pink should be more a bubblegum pink. :) Supplies: paper by Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle. flower by Prima, bling bracket by ZvaCreative, label punch by Stampin' Up, butterfly stamps by Inkdinkado, butterfly diecuts created using the stamps, herringbone pattern by an unknown brand of stamp (picked it up at Michael's from the discount bin at $0.33!) Diecut A is a font called Brock Script off the internet, felt flowers and letters by American Crafts, bling ribbon and metal found object-unknown. I used Smooch by Clearsnap to edge my photo and the flower.  I also used Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, Glitter Glaze by Li'l Davis Designs, and regular white paint on the flower. I like how Elizabeth Kartchner uses butterflies, so I copied her. :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Well, that was fun!

Sharing my love of digital scrapbooking with 70+ ladies was incredible! Too bad I didn't have much time. I wanted to pass on the handout that I created for the presentation to anyone that would like some basic information on how to start this hobby. Click here for an instant download of a PDF file to your computer.

I love my Lumapix FotoFusion program and I like to promote it to anyone that is interested, especially beginners.  Here is an honest and helpful review of the program. Be sure to read to the end, in order not to miss anything. Please feel free to ask me any questions you might have.

Monday, February 1, 2010

My Five Days of Fame

I had the time of my life. The first thing that has equalled my love of scrapbooking: acting. Being the prophetess at our church's Bethlehem Live production is an experience I will never EVER forget! I was extremely nervous and unsure of myself going into it, but once I started, I just didn't want it to stop! I was able to play the character very easily. I repeated my lines at least 150 times and to over 3000 people! This drama was an outdoor tour of Bethlehem, with groups of 10-40 people coming through every 5 to 10 minutes. It was incredible! I want to create an entire digital album with all the pics from this event. I created the layout for my friend Anita's scrapbook store. Paper by 7Gypsies and Fancy Pants, cardstock diecuts by Sandylion, Felt alphas by American Crafts and the felt bling mini frame is by Making Memories.

Digital Scrapbooking 101

Well, the day is nearing and I'm excited and nervous. On Wednesday morning at my church's weekly "Coffee Break" I am doing a little presentation about digital scrapbooking. How will I ever fit this amazing hobby into a 15 minute slot? Following that presentation, if there's enough interest, I might post Lumapix FotoFusion tips on this blog. We'll see. Meanwhile, I'm off to my scrapbook studio to work on my page for the design team at Scrapbooks Made Simple. I'll post a pic later of it when I'm done. See ya!