вторник, 29 марта 2011 г.
I could probably win a contest who has least amount of photos when I was young - but that wouldn't stop me from telling my stories. So, I finally found a picture of myself being 16. Took a picture of it and reprinted on my home printer for the LO. Here is my page "I didn't know":
Katya made a lovely page this week again. I totally agree with the ones who said it doesn't look like Katya's second page! I like how she divided her page into two different colors for the background and added embellishments in clusters. It looks really good. Here is Katya's "Sweet 16" page:
You can't help but smile looking at Anka's page. She proved that 16 was a fun age for her. I love pages with lots of photos. They help tell the story, but she also did write a complete paragraph on her page. I also like that she stayed away from blue colors and made it look a lot softer. Like all the details! Here's Anka's page "Cousins A&J":
Lora made an 8.5x11 page this time. I almost completed mine in that format too. I like how Lora added the feel of the past by adding a clock to the page. She always takes time to write her journaling and that's what I like about her pages. Lora likes to think outside the box and that's why she made a page about teen years instead of concentrating on sixteen. Here is Lora's layout "Teen years":
It was Lora's turn to pick our next challenge. Here is what she said: "Next week's challenge is to dedicated a page to someone you want to thank, honor or admire".
See you soon!
пятница, 25 марта 2011 г.
I was actually looking for paper on my scraps drawer to add for another layout. Got a blue strip that Lora shared with me, grabbed some green that I had in my stash. Found this word strip in the same drawer and it all seemed to go well together. The first set of pictures I pulled was "ducks feeding". All I had left to do is rearrange a few item on a page and write a paragraph.
Thanks for stopping by here and hope to see you again very soon!
Yes, one more thing, if you've never listened to PRT, it's a great source of information, inspiration and laugh. There are many benefits of listening. I always listen to the show while cleaning the kitchen (since it's not very fun). I get double benefits - kitchen is clean and I'm all inspired to go work on something creative!
Now, see you later!
среда, 23 марта 2011 г.
Sketchbook 3 is a four week class filled with fresh sketches, easy instructions, beautiful examples, and lots of fun! It will run from April 4th to April 29th. During this time a PDF will be delivered to our inbox every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday so we can work at our own pace. Some of my very favorite scrapbookers contributed for this class along with Jennifer McGuire showing us how to make cards based on Kelly's sketches. The class will also include a private message board for questions and sharing ideas, as well as two scheduled chats - all on the awesome Studio Calico website. I'm so excited to start working on it!
A new episode of Roundtable was uploaded on Paperclipping.com today. I love listening to those. It was so much fun, as usual. The discussion topic was about routines that help you feel more creative and about different modes of creativity. To add to the discussion, I should say that I usually can't concentrate when I have some type of events scheduled on the week. That's what happened last week. We had two of those. I had to finish my SS challenge on Monday, and felt so creative, that I got three more projects started that day. None of them are finished yet, but they are "slow cooking" on the table.
To listen to that episode or any of the previous ones, visit their site at http://www.paperclipping.com/
Also, I forgot to mention that Lora will be picking the challenge for next week. Meanwhile, I hope everyone is working on their lo's this week. One of you have already sent it in. Got to go finish mine.
понедельник, 21 марта 2011 г.
I decided to use some of my favorite pictures from this winter. Pink for winter is a little unusual, but I think it worked. Here is my page:
I would've never mixed greys and browns on the same page, but for some reason it didn't look wrong here. Before deciding to use them both. I realized my pictures had both of those shades in them. So I gave it a try.
I never know what to expect when I check Lora's email. I like that we all try to experience different styles to figure out what is really "me". She made a lovely page with craft background which adds calm and soft feel to it. Very creative letter O, which I believe was hand cut. And if you know me I love pages with a lot of journaling (I don't always like to be the one to write it) so, she did a nice job on that. Here is Lora's page:
Last week I let Anka pick our next challenge. For SS week 12 she chose - a layout with a picture of you when you were 15-16 years old. It's so fun to be on this side for a change. I know it will not be the easiest for me, but challenge has been announced and my mind starts working.
Good luck everyone and hope to see your work soon!
суббота, 19 марта 2011 г.
From the first day, he became the a good friend of our youngest daughter. I don't know why he picked her. Maybe he was choosing by size. But he seemed to like her a lot.
He was following her. Waiting for her while she was sleeping.
We were trying to find him a perfect name, but couldn't choose one that would fit his personality. He was getting bigger by the day, and we finally decided to name him "Mufasa".
Our Mufasa was getting big and fat and lazy. Winter time. Don't we all gain weight during winter months? But then "he" was starting to act a little weird. That's when our first thought of "what if this is not really a HE", and two days later Mufasa surprised as with this:
среда, 16 марта 2011 г.
A few pictures along the cooking process:
See you later!
понедельник, 14 марта 2011 г.
Have to say, that I didn't have pictures in mind at the beginning. I made my decision on color combo, chose papers according to that pallet and then was trying to think what pictures could I use with it. My color inspiration picture was found in Grandin Road magazine:
These are the papers I pulled to match colors on picture:
четверг, 10 марта 2011 г.
Half circle has some stickers on from my new pack I got at Jo-Ann's. Title came from the same sheet. I love when stickers have very common and often used words in an often used color. These are chocolate. (Doesn't it sound better than brown? Well, it is very dark brown, which makes it chocolate. Right?)
This is one of my very favorite color combinations - shades of pink and peach with browns. Have to use new color combination for this week's challenge. I do have a few options, but now I have to decide what picture or story could go with one of them.
I hope you have a great day!
вторник, 8 марта 2011 г.
I decided to post this "лучше позже чем никогда страничку" in a separate post for two reasons. Number one - I don't want people to miss this page. If they come over and see the same old post they will not know to scroll down to check for new page. And number two - to reach our goal (Lora this is for you) of anniversary post.
Anka's page just makes me happy. I love how she incorporated memorabilia into her layout. I don't know if she used real report card of a copy, but it adds so much to this page! Again, just like Lora, she uses ruler. And the rest of the elements on the page like random numbers, lyrics from a school song and even that white border, which totally reminds me of "манжеты" -make this page so complete. Great job. Here is Anka's page:
понедельник, 7 марта 2011 г.
I've said it before, and I will repeat it again. I LOVE how working on a page can take you all the way back, not just in miles but also in time! I couldn't afford to buy a ticket and visit Ukraine last week, but scrapbooking made it possible. I really took time working on this project, not because it was complicated, but because I like working slow on this type of layouts.
Lora's page was so lovely this week again. There's just something about our childhood pictures that makes these pages extra special. I love her design with all the strips of patterned paper. She underlined her pictures with alphabet line at the top and ruler at the bottom of her pictures - the key elements for this school themed layout. Tilted frame grabs your attention for the focal point of the page:
And now, for our SS Challenge week 10, we are going to be using a color inspiration. I want you to find something with a color combination that you like (it may come from a magazine, clothes, home decor, flowers, nature and more), make a page with same color choices and send me pictures of both - your color inspiration and a layout.
I hope to see your work soon!