Sunday, September 27, 2009

Jordyn and Dodie (their french exchange student) came over this afternoon and decided they wanted to do a canvas layout rather than a scrapbook page. So, we spent until nearly 10 o'clock tonite from about 2:30 this afternoon. First we went to Walmart and got the canvases and then we started work. Each girl did such a different LO. It was interesting to watch them work and see how they came to their own style. What a nice time we had. I so enjoyed spending the day with them. I don't get to do that very much anymore. They are wonderful girls. I was quite impressed with the quality of work they both did.

LO I did over the past couple of days. Couldn't get it finished, but Julie gave me some ideas which worked very well. Thanks Julie.

Friday, September 25, 2009

It's been quite a while since I have posted. But hopefully I will get some layouts done that I can put on this post. On the 21st we had a CSI scrapmania at Paper Trails and Tanya did an investigation LO. I took it home to finish and decided I would scraplift it and do my own thing. We had hand written the information at the crop and I don't like my handwriting so in the process of typing it all up, I decided to change it up a bit. Anyway, it took me a long time but I had a lot of fun with it. Actually found some relatively decent photos of myself. So I am happy with it.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I scan in old photo's and then print them on a light ecru colored card stock. Then I use chestnut brown chalk ink to edge the photos. I am surprised (in real life) how well this technique works. Better than using sepia colored ink to print them. I had taken a photo of my mom's family in to a professional photographer to have printed up. I asked them to be as close to the original as possible. What I ended up with was a shiny black and white copy. So I started to experiment on my own and am extremely happy with the results.

I have been wanting to do a LO of my Mom and Dads wedding for a long time and this morning while I was going thru some paper, I found these and thought they would work very well. I am happy with the results. I documented on the back what supplies I used as well as where the wedding photos were taken. I have started doing this on all my newest layouts. Someday perhaps the information will be really useful.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Double layout using Graphic 45 Papers. Had a hard time pulling this together. I must have spent about 6 hours or more, before I finally felt like I could glue stuff on. At this rate I will be in this room forever because I have thousands of photos. Just don't really know where to start.
This is our grandaughter, grandson-in-law and our great grandaughters. Last two pages that I scrapbooked. I was given a really good idea. On the back of your scrapbook pages, put the date the photo was taken, when it was scrapped, and what materials you use. In case you want to send something in to be published, you have all the information. It is a must to send the names of products used or your layouts won't even be considered.