Even though there hasn't been a lot of blogging since I got home from the mountains - there has been a lot of scrapbooking in order to catch up on my 31 pages in 31 days.....
But first - I participated in the Friday Mashup! this week which was...
- Make a project with "the Sketch".
- Or Make a project w/ a "flower or multiple flowers".
- Or "Mash it Up" and create a project w/ "the Sketch and a flower or multiple flowers".
I just happened to have some of these newsprint flowers left over on my desk from a scrapbook page - so I decided to put them to good use.
And now here are 8 days worth of scrapbook layouts to catch up on the 31 Pages in 31 Days. I'm actually going to end up with more than 31 pages because some of the layouts are double spreads.
I had this page completed before I left for Banff, but when I took a picture of it the light wasn't very good. My Day 12 colours are a bit different than Lyssa's who is leading the charge with this 31 pages in 31 Days. I kept the layout pretty much the same, except where I elongated some of the mats so that I could get more of the picture in. I also chose to use Gumball Green instead of Wisteria Wonder.
For Day 13 I decided to use Grant's Grad Photo and a couple of photos from that day. He sure did look good in his kilt that day! In order to add a little bit "extra" to the Crumb Cake bases, I spritzed them with the Silver Smooch Spritz.
For Day 14 I ended up changing quite a few features - Lyssa's focal point was a hand made film strip along the side. I've ended up with bubbles all over the page. I had quite a bit of fun doing this. I cut circles from our window sheets and used them to mat both the pictures and the letters. The letters have been adhered with glue dots and then the "bubbles" have been raised with dimensionals.
Lyssa's layout for Day 15 had 6 photos...I opted for 5 because of the sizes. I kept everything else pretty much the same except for the sentiment and I've added the hearts that I punched out from the glimmer paper......gotta love that glimmer paper! I also love the rhinestones that are connected in a string - makes them a whole lot easier to put around a shape.
I've done a number of MDS pages for Elliot, but had't given him his own paper page yet. I changed this Day 16 layout a bit by separating the "boxes". Lyssa had the smaller one inside the bigger one, but I wanted to put Elliots photo in it - so used the smaller box to write the details in.
I loved how Lyssa took the Modern Label punch and folded it back on itself to attach it to the page with brads.
Allison was not happy when she saw this page. She had been annoyed that I kept taken pictures as she got Grant to show her how to flick her fingers....she decided it must be a "boy" thing 'cause she just couldn't do it. Lyssa's original Day 17 layout had tiny banners from a Simply Scrappin Kit. I used one of the framelits with the International Bazaar DSP to create my "banners". It took a couple tries before I got the colours and papers figured out for this one.
I worked on this Day 18 layout today - and I know what photo I'm going to use, but I need to get it enlarged and changed to black and white. This is my first "hybrid" page because I used MDS to create the title banner. There are two things to note about this layout. Lyssa used our First Edition DSP and layered a bit on the top and bottom after distressing it. I like how the buttons and ribbons were used at the top....and the fancy little lace piece sticking out from under the banner is actually a piece of wax paper put through an embossing folder - awesome idea that I would never have come up with myself.
Finally - Day 19. I had some things that I had to do today, so I pretty much did the sketch exactly as Lyssa laid it out. I did realize as I was putting it together that my dimensions were off - but I'll make it work with pictures I have. I was amazed that I actually found the piece of last year's Christmas DSP that Lyssa had used for a base.
That is it for today! I'm desperately trying to get rid of a two day headache before going with my husband to see "Jersey Boys" tonight. Mind over matter!
Hope you are having a fantastic weekend....thanks for stopping by....sorry there was so much to look at!