Monday, April 26, 2010

Have a Daisy Day!

Here is a preview of a card I made for a Girl Scout page. Do you like it? Go to my other blog, Daisy Chains Mom to download it!
Have a Daisy Day!

Journal Card Overlay Freebie!

Hi all! I have been working hard on getting my traditional scrapbooks up to date, and is it hard! I'm working right now on a self-portrait layout. It has been interesting to say the least. I had bought some little journal cards at the scrapbook store for this layout but they were on a yellowish card stock, and that didn't work with my color scheme. I used the purchased cards as an inspiration for these overlays. I tweaked them to reflect my personality a little more as well. They can be put onto blank card, paper or tag .pngs or you could print them onto paper and use in a traditional book. I hope you like them.
Journal Card Overlays
Please leave me some love if you download them!
Click here to download!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Brainstorm of the century!!!

Okay, so as you all know, I'm a traditional scrapper as well as a digiscrapper. I'm pretty current on my girls' books, which are digital, but I've let myself get behind on my traditional book, the one I keep for myself. Right now I am working on a layout from last summer's 4th of July. I was really impressed with myself when I decided to try sewing my pictures onto their matting, and then I was really pleased when I tried adding some star shaped sequins. It all turned out so cute! Then I sewed large arcs onto the background, finishing each one off with a mix of sequin stars, hoping for a whole "fireworks" appearance. The next big idea was that I took 1 inch plastic letters to and added rhinestones in red, white and blue. Thank you tons to my friend, Raynette, who told me to go buy stickles to fill in the gaps. It turned out soooo cute! But I was stumped for what to add to the layout to give it a finished look. I considered the torn box from sparklers, but it didn't work for me. I then thought of using black cat fireworks to add a really authentic pop (pardon the pun) to the page, but I was honestly worried about the black powder in my book. I'm not super particular about acid-free, but I don't want my book to explode if it gets slammed shut! So tonight I realized, why not make my own fireworks?? Here's the result, what do you think??
Fire crackers??
I cut red paper into strips about 4 inches long and 1 inch wide. Then I rolled them around a hemp cord "fuse" and finished it off with double-sided tape. I think they look great, here are the layout pages:
4th of July layout a4th of July layout b

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Rock and Roll Princess Freebie!

I originally set out to make this set as a Rock and Roll Christmas -- to use with pictures of my daughter discovering her guitar left for her by Santa this year. But as it turns out, the pink worked much better and I love it! I have included:
10 coordinated papers (300dpi 12x12)
9 coordinated brads
13 random elements -- bling, ribbon, frames
Alpha - includes 26 letters, 10 numbers and ? !
Rock'n'Roll Princess
Download HERE.
Please feel free to leave me some love, and if you would send me the layouts you make with it, I'll post them for others to see!