Friday, March 26, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
The journaling reads: From your very first baseball game in the Summer of 2000 to your first game in the new Yankee Stadium, you have always been a Yankee fan just like Dad. But I think you love the concession stand more than watching the game. In just 9 innings, you can eat a hot dog, pretzel, popcorn, peanuts and ice cream. No matter what the score is at the end of the game, you always come home the winner!
The inspiration for this layout came from a beautiful layout titled "how" which I saw on the talented Stephanie Howell's blog. You can see my inspiration here: http://stephaniehowell.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/01/bakers-dozen.html. When I saw the layout featured again as Studio Calico's Sunday sketch (http://studiocalico.blogspot.com/2010/02/sunday-sketch_28.html), I knew I had to give it a try.
You may notice that I've been using a lot of different patterned papers on my layouts lately. Thanks to my friend Lissette, I've been challenging myself to use as many different patterns on one layout as possible. I love how this transforms the page and uses up some of my stash! In this layout, I used five different patterns from five different manufacturers! Since I wanted to journal right on the page, I used a Cosmo Cricket ledger print for my top layer. Since the original was a little more yellow than I wanted it, I whitewashed it with white ink and finished of the edge with the notebook punch. The chipboard embellishments came from a K & Company set that I got on clearance last summer. The colors were just perfect with that spice-colored background. What a happy accident! I made the inaugural season embellishment by cutting the image from the computer-printed ticket and covering it with Glossy Accents. i used two journaling stickers as accents. The one on top of the store gave me a spot to add a rub-on. The other one grounds the chipboard accent in the title. A little faux stitching around the star and lines drawn around the page were the finishing touches.
Card Stock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler (spice); Basic Grey Boxer (zig zag); Cosmos Cricket The Boyfriend (ledger); and Bo Bunny Back to Basics (navy)
Embellishments: American Crafts Thickers; K & Company (Wild Saffron); October Afternoon jouraling stickers (Cherry Hill); and 7 Gypsies rub-ons (Calais Fortunes)
Tools: Stampin' Up punch (Spiral); EK Success (Corner Rounder); Cricut (George and Basic Shapes); Glossy Accents
Pen: Stampin' Up!
Monday, March 1, 2010
This is my first attempt at a hybrid layout if you don't count the journaling I have done on the computer in the past. I used snapfish.com to create the photo collage. Easy peasy! Well at least that part was. The time I saved on laying out the photos was spent on creating the background paper. I created several snowflakes masks using my Cricut, affixed them to the page with temporary adhesive and then sprayed the page with Glimmer Mist. I let the mist dry before removing them and Voila!... custom background paper. Here's a close-up of the paper:
To add a touch of whimsy to the page I swapped out the "o" in snow for a snowflake. You'll also notice that I took advantage of some of the white space in my pictures to place the title and draw the eye across the page. Three scalloped borders anchor the photo collage.
Card Stock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up!
Ink: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Frost)
Die Cuts masks: Cricut (Winter Woodland)
Chipboard Letters: Heidi Swapp
Embelishments: Me and My Big Ideas