Saturday, October 10, 2009

Guest Designer for My Creative Scrapbook - October

I'm a little late getting this posted, but here's my work as guest designer for My Creative Scrapbook using October's Main Kit. Beautiful Webster's Pages. Our work from the main kit is featured on the Webster's Pages blog too.
I distressed the light blue made and added a small scalloped border with my scallop scissors. I cut the designs in the paper so that I could slide my photo and mats behind the designs. Added a little faux stitching. The photo is behind an oval I cut with my scalloped scissors and then I added the three dimensional dots around the oval. Needless to say, this is a very old photo and was encased in a black and very stiff cardboard oval frame, so I had to scan it and then use the photo in it's oval shape. I cut out a couple of butterflies from the patterned paper and the larger butterfly is a MS punch that I coated with stickles. Journaling is tucked behind the mat and reads:
This is a photo of my (Great) Uncle Sidney McDowell. Sidney was born on May 5, 1892. I’m not sure how old he was in this photo, but I believe it was made in the late 1898 or 1899. He was my Grandmother Pace’s younger brother (Grandma Perdue’s Uncle). I think he was a very handsome young man, and I just fell in love with this photo the first time I saw it.

Some photos I took last year of my handsome little grandson, Adam. I used the Fiskars scalloped punch for the edges of the border. The butterflies were cut from another piece of paper and layered over butterflies on this paper for a 3-D look. I added a little sparkle to the butterflies with some stickles. Also used the apron punch for the border on the large blue mat. The bird was also cut from a piece of the paper and added to the layout with pop dots. Added some doodling, and the journaling around the frame reads: May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back, may the sun shine down upon your face, and the rain fall softly on your fields, and until we meed again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hands. ~Irish Blessing

This is a photo of my older brother when he was just a month or two old. I used a MS lacy scallop punch for the border, and my scallop scissors around the photo. I added lots of distressing and inking. Then I added some small flower buds and some punched flowers to the swirl bling. Journaling is tucked behind the big mat and reads:

This is my brother, Randy, when he was about 2 months old (probably in January 1950). He didn’t get to be the baby of the family for very long, because I was born just a year and three days after him. Although we don’t see each other very often now, when we were children, I was often his shadow.
My DGD, Helen Grace - picking flowers in my flowerbed! I used my scalloped scissors on the burgandy strip and around the oval cameo. I threaded cardstock through the ribbon that was included in the kit. Faux stitching was added to the scalloped edge of the large mat. The well was cut from another piece of the paper included in the kit. I made this card from scraps I had left over from the kit this month. Super simple card and it works up really quickly!'s a little tutorial for making this cute card. Cut card stock 5 1/2 inches by 12 inches.
Using a bone folder or a scoring tool, score the card (on the dotted lines) at 2", 4", 8", and 10". Then cut the card on the solid lines (lengthwise) from the 2" scored line to the 10" scored line. Cut both solid lines this way. Then fold the card on the scored lines in a fan fold (first one way then the other).
Then...fold the middle section opposite the top and bottom sections. Like the finished card above. Decorate as desired. I used an oval shape on the front that I stamped a simple little flower on. Then backed the oval with some of the base card stock and trimmed it with my scalloped scissors. To dress it up a bit, I added dots on each of the scallops with some gold 3D paint. The butterfly was cut from the patterned paper and highlighted with a little glitter, then adhered with foam tape for dimension.
The sentiment inside is also on an oval circle...Happy Birthday is stamped and then I inked the edges to give it some definition. Adding doodling is always a nice touch. I also used my paper piercer to punch holes around the patterned paper that would be the "front" of the card when folded...give a really cool look!
Thanks so much for stopping by. If you make a card, be sure to let me know, so I can check it out! As to hear from you.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Guest Designing for My Creative Scrapbook

I had to step down from my DT spot with My Creative Scrapbook in January. Sometimes life gets in the way of fun things! I've really missed playing with all the wonderful kits that Pam sends out each month. Pam invited me to be a guest designer for My Creative Scrapbook for the Month of October. The reveal will be on Monday, October 5, but here's a little sneak peek of what I did this month. I'll be back next week to post the layouts. I really enjoyed playing with all the pretty papers and embellies included in the Main Kit. Here's your little peek: Lots of pretties this month! Be sure to check back next week!
Until next week...signing off....

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