Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bo Bunny Timepiece album

I wanted to create something special to celebrate my husband and sons relationship. I must admit that this album was so hard for me because I did not use one flower or butterfly! Now I know it can be done!

I really didn't have a plan for this, I just went with the flow. Well having Bo Bunny's Timepiece collection helped a lot. Burlap and clocks were going to be the main embellishments for this album. I chose some of my favorite pictures to showcase and I wrote each of them a special note. I think I cried the whole time I created this album:) They were good tears.

Below is what I came up with.

Take care and be kind to one another!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Graphic 45 wedding layout

I finally had some time to create a layout for my personal albums. I found some pictures of my mom's side of the family in the garage (about had a heart attack!) I grabbed them up and brought them inside. My husband and I went through them and it was like finding buried treasure! There were some of my great grandmother dating back to the early 1900's.

So my husband scanned each one (about 100) and oh the memories. I was overwhelmed. Bittersweet I guess is the way to describe it. I knew that it was time to create a family album. So this lead to asking my mom to sit at the computer, go through each one and write down everything she can remember for each picture. When I came upon the picture of my uncle getting married I knew that I had to start with that. He was my favorite uncle and he died in a plane crash in 1973. I was seven and still remember that strange time in my family. I figured out in 2007 when my husband gave me Celine Dion tickets for my birthday that I was afraid to fly. It took a lot of soul searching, but that December in 2007 I got on that plane and saw one of the greatest show ever!

So below is the layout that I created. I used Graphic 45 le romantique collection (thank you Donna!). I handmade the flower in the bottom left corner. It took me about an hour. To get that aged look I used a lighter to lightly burn each end of the ribbon. I then inked each one. The button I picked up at Joann's. I distressed the edges and the butterflies I found on line. I did a lot of fussy cutting, this was my first attempt at fussy cutting. It was pretty easy.

So this is the first of many more vintage layouts. I hope to get a least one or two a month complete.

Take care and be kind to one another!


Monday, May 16, 2011

New layouts

After a 3 week battle with sickness (me and my son) I finally got to have some fun time in my scrapbook room. I had this layout running around in my head for weeks. I wanted to create a layout for Hannah my granddaughter. Whimsical and with lots of flourish. After I finished with her layout, I wanted to create a matching one for a boy. So here is what I came up with.

I did a lot of distressing on both layouts. I think I used 6 different sheets of paper. The butterflies I found on line and all the flourish's I cut with my cricut. I think it was the storybook cartridge.

Until next time...