Friday, November 22, 2013

Weekly Layout

This week I am sharing a layout about last year's Race for the Cure. Posting this particular layout shows the world that I am 13 months behind in my scrapbooking!  I have pics from the 2013 RFTC as well!  Oh me.

Here's the LO:
 It is based on this past week's sketch @ Let's Scrap:
Yes.  This LO has lots of Pink!  That's okay.  I LOVE PINK!

The Race for the Cure is a big deal for me.  You can read more about the event here.

You will notice that the journaling was copied exactly from the blog post; which I just realized, helps immensely when you are behind in your scrapbooking.  I did not have to rely on my memory. 

I built this LO around the 12" x 12" white FINISH line image from a Cricut cut long ago.  It is actually the leftover/negative paper/pieces (yes, I may have a problem throwing away anything!).  It worked perfectly for this LO and the sketch.  However, I did have to re-arrange the right side of the sketch to make it work. 

I built the entire LO as one big 12" x 24" piece of art. When it was complete, I simply sliced it down the middle!  Yep. Cut right through the pics and the journaling!

I want to show you some of the close-up detail of the LO:
The patterned background paper was a pretty good match, but it needed something to set it apart.  I distressed and sanded the edges.

I hope you can see the glitter-y images!  The "survivor" photo on the rh side is matted with the pink glitter paper and the white patterned pink ribbon paper at the bottom is splattered with glitter!  You will also notice that the big pink ribbon in the center is embossed with silver foil.  The "cure" is from the same set and they are both mounted on pop dots.

After I had the entire LO assembled, I thought that the pink background paper was a bit boring and just too much pink.  So, I had to mask off my photos and embellishments and stamp over a completed LO!  Well...that's sure Not easy!  I actually stamped with a white pigment ink, but the cardstock just soaked it up!  I'm happy with the resulting subtlety it left behind.

I was able to find some pink alphas that matched.  They almost look as though they were cut out from the white cardstock.  All of the different stacked dimensions made for an interesting title.  

Here are the products I used:
  • Pink Cardstock:  Coredinations Foundations
  • White Cardstock:  Creative Memories
  • Pink Alphas:  Basic Grey Euphoria
  • Pink Patterned Paper:  Creative Memories "Beautiful" Power Palette
  • White/Pink Ribbon paper:  Me and My Big Idea's
  • Pink Glitter Cardstock:  Best Creation
  • Race for the Cure Embellies:  Creative Memories
  • Chevron Stamp:  Stampin' Up Positively Chevron
  • White Pigment Ink:  ColorBox Frost White
  • Twine: Queen & Co.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Weekly Layout

This week, I'm posting a newly finished layout of some old pictures (March 30, 2012 to be exact). I still had long hair!

I was newly elected to the Design Team @ Let's Scrap and I needed a headshot.  Gosh, I hadn't had pictures taken of myself in quite some time.  Could have been my senior pictures from way back in 19__ (I ain't telling!).  Was kinda fun, but kinda odd being on that side of the lens.  I was caught talking in several of the outtakes...seems I was giving photography lessons to Bill.  :-)
Scrapbooking them was a bit odd.  Anyone else find it hard to memorialize one's own pictures?  A bit self-indulgent.
The sketch I used is from Scrapbook Generation.  It is not followed exactly.  My picture dimensions were a bit bigger, and I moved the journaling to the bottom left.
A closer look:
Products Used:
  • Textured cardstock:  Bazzill Sparkle
  • Alphas:  American Crafts Thickers:  Vanilla, Hugs & Togetherness
  • Patterned paper: 
    • My Mind's Eye:  Collectable "Wonder" Lovely
    • My Mind's Eye:  Lost & Found Two "Sunshine" Adore
    • My Mind's Eye:  Miss Caroline Curious Planks
  • Embellishments: 
    • Stickers:  My Mind's Eye: Lost and Found 3
    • Chipboard:  My Mind's Eye:  Lost and Found 3
    • Brads:  My Mind's Eye:  Lost and Found Two
I love My Mind's Eye "glittered" products!  They are definitely a fav of mine. 

Friday, November 8, 2013

Oh Baby!

OM Gosh.  Does time fly or what?

Gavin is 5-months-old already.  Getting to be so much fun!

Had our photoshoot yesterday.  Got lots of smiles.  And drool.

I'm trying something new on Photoshop.  Love that program and
need to learn how to do more.  So... here are my first animated
photos as a .gif file.  Cute huh?

I simply followed this very easy tutorial from Amanda.

And, I also created a more "scrapbook-ish" layout/photo ready to print for the baby book.
Click to play this Smilebox collage
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Collage personalized with Smilebox

Gosh.  Am I having fun! 
Lots of photo opportunities makes Judy a happy girl!

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Hunka, Hunka Burning Love

Happy belated Halloween!  Can hardly believe it's November already. 

Today, I wanted to share some precious memories of our dear sweet Grandson's first Halloween.

When my daughter announced that she had ordered a baby Elvis costume for Gavin, I was definitely a "thumbs down" on that idea.  I thought he needed to be a bunny, a cow, or a monkey for his first Halloween.  Something furry and cuddly.  Something more baby-ish.  It took me quite awhile to get on the "E-train".

Additionally, I thought we should hold out on the Elvis costume until he could walk. If we waited, I was sure we could teach him the "thank you, thank you very much" for trick or treating.  Right?  Dancing would also be cute.  And, what about the lip curl? 

When I saw the first two pictures she posted on FB, I about died!  He was so darn cute.  No need to wait!
Of course, I am biased.

More Elvis love.
Grandpa was helping to get the hips loosened up and do a little lap dancing.
The guitar was actually a (new) dog toy...with the plastic bottle removed, but so perfect for the costume, and he was starting to fuss with Grandma's obsessive photo taking. But, I think I captured his best Elvis wave.
 Isn't he the sweetest?  Everything goes in the mouth!
Caught in the candy!  Maybe next year...

Everything that was old is new again.  And we are having so much fun.