Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Creating Your First Layout in FotoFusion

Good morning, fellow scrapbookers!

For those who have just purchased FotoFusion, I slaved until the wee hours of the morning to finish a tutorial for you. Well, only until 12:30. It's not THAT late. :) You'll find the tutorial here.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Little Miss Hannah

My adorable fancy nancy niece. I created this layout for the Random Blog Challenge at Cat Scrap. Love it! The challenge required you to find a inspiring decor picture from one of the four posted blogs and then create a layout. This one from Decor8 is the one that I used: (upper left picture).

Products Used:
Cat Scrap products:
Pink paper flower, pink yarn, pink bookmark, frame, staple: Creashens XO
Mini white fabric flower, lined paper heart, acrylic bracket, doodled white flower, white button: Micheline Martin Mischief Maker
White flower, white and pink lace: Creashens Smitten
Pink paint splat, paint lines: SBS Jan Alt365
Other Products:
Background paper: Shabby Princess Sprout, recolored and made into a mask.
Mask: KPertiet Edge Masks
pink butterfly: Vinnie Pearce My Drama Queen
Leaves: Michelle Underwood You Picked Me
"Little Miss Hannah" letters: CD Muckoskey Suzy Q
Font: Burst My Bubble

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Another scraplift! Click here to see which layout I copied. :) The words just flowed tonight. I'm glad I stayed up longer! I've never written these thoughts down before! I'm so proud of myself! Are the letters the wrong color? Please tell me if you think so. I like constructive criticism. (sp?) Gosh! How do you spell that word anyway?!?!? It must be too late. 
I went in later (Sept '10) and blurred the text to respect my husband's right to privacy. Sorry. :)

Products Used:
Background Papers - Cat Scrap: Micheline Martin: Mischief Makers, Sweet Shoppe Designs: SClingerman: Lean On Me, 
Yellow paper, yellow flower, white button - Ronna Penner: Express Yourself
Blue flower - Sweet Shoppe Designs: Lauren Grier: Right Now
White flower - Vinnie Pearce: Posied
Cardboard flowers - Kristin Cronin-Barrow and Shuana Clingerman: Lean on Me
Blue hearts, white doodled flower - Cat Scrap: Micheline Martin: Mischief Makers
Stitches -Sweet Shoppe Designs: Traci Reed: Messy Stitching Don't Be Square 
Brackets and large lettering: Lauren Reid: Hot News Alpha
Fonts: Burst My Bubble (my present favorite)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Top 100 Memories

I felt like digi scrapping, but I had no ideas, so I started going through my inspiring layouts file, and I came across one that inspired me. Click here to see the layout that I copied.  Thanks for the inspiration, Aly!

The photo strips were easily made using my FotoFusion's nifty splitting tool. You create one image frame, and then you split it into however many parts you want to. Love that feature! The "memories" title was made using the font features. All you do is change the color and width of the outline of the font. Love that too!
Products Used:
Papers, flowers, bling and buttons - 2Peas: Michelle Underwood He Picked Me
Stitches - Designer Digitals: Anna Aspens Curvy Corner Stitched Blocks No. 01
Button String and Embroidered Flower - Shabby Princess: Giggle Box
"Top" lettering - Digi Chick: Karla Dudley Digi Essentials
"100" lettering - Little Dreamer Digitals: Lauren Reid Designs: Hot News Alpha
Fonts: Gabriola, Book Antiqua and Impact

Friday, August 13, 2010

Scrapbook Therapy

One new layout, one older. The top layout is in memory of my precious niece, who I miss sooo much. The bottom layout is a scraplift from these artsy ladies. Thankyou, Emily at My Scrapbook Art and Gingersnaps at Little Dreamer Designs. LOL

Products Used:
Free as a Bird: 
The Crate Paper: papers, birdie stamps and die cuts
American Crafts: letters "FREE", painted with Smooch
Prima: lace paper
Chatterbox: "Bird" chipboard letters
Fiskars: spiral bound punch

These are My Confessions: 
7Gypsies: papers
Basic Grey: letters
CD Muckoskey: Suzy Q Alpha "confessions" letters
Tim Holtz: Grungeboard hearts
Chipboard: Close to My Heart
Chatterbox: fabric flower, bling and buttons
Altered the grungeboard with markers and Smooch, stamped with the Grungeboard as well, inked the white letters with my trusty sponge applicator.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


He absolutely does create feelings in other that they themselves don't understand! The "The Cars" quote is absolutely fitting for my precious son. I'm usually not into Disney movies that much, but this one cuts the cake! When I happened-upon, teehee, a digi kit with a theme like this by Britt-ish Designs, I didn't even think twice about downloading the goodies! 
Products used:
Scrap Matters -  Britt-ish Designs: Motor Mania Papers, car brush, star,re-colored, license plate, stitching on top right and tab
MScraps - Designs by Anita: Cracked Masks
CreateWings Designs: grid brush
Sweet Shoppe Designs - See Jane Smile: "8" number
Designer Digitals - Katie Pertiet: Simple Classics No3 Stitching and Stamped Stitches No8
Designer Digitals - Anna Aspens: Curvy Corners Stitch Borders No1 and Artistique Kit: staple
Basic Grey - Urban Texture: Zig Zag brush
Fonts: DaFont -  Dymo and Dirty Bag

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Artsy Canvas Class

A little preview of the canvas I'm working on for a class at my friend's scrapbook store. We'll be using good ol' foam stamps, Stickles, Glimmer Mist, Prima flowers, paint, and more.