Thursday, December 20, 2012

Layout Sketch Challenge

Today at Practical Scrappers we used an amazing sketch to create layouts!  Go on over there to see the sketch and the other takes on it!

Here are some photos of the details!

Thanks for the sketch! I had a lot of fun creating with it!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

My First Card Sketch

One of the ways scrappers come up with inspiration for projects is by taking a sketch designed by another scrapper and making it their own.  I have never attempted a sketch of my own until now.  I have always wondered how hard it would be to create a sketch for a layout or card and was surprised at how quickly it came together.  I used Microsoft PowerPoint and it was very simple.

Here is the card that I created using this sketch.

and some close ups of the details

We used this Sketch for a Post on the design team over at Practical Scrappers.  Make sure to check out what the other designers came up with!!  It was very exciting see my card translated into several different cards!  Beautiful job ladies!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gingerbread House Gift Box Photo Display

HI! Happy Holidays to all of you!!  I am here again to share an idea I came up with for an adorable personalized gingerbread house photo gift box.  I had this gift box kit with several unique shaped boxes included.  I began with a box with a top that looked like this because I thought this would work the best for a adding a roof.

I put the box together and created a roof with an extra piece of cardboard.


 I began adding embellishments and pictures to make it look more like a house.

The roof balances nicely on the top.  I intend to use it as a piece of holiday decor.  You could however fill it up and gift it to a Grandparent, Teacher, Aunt, Uncle, or Friend.

My girls were so excited to see themselves on their very own gingerbread house!

Have Fun!

Check out this feature over on Practical Scrappers!

Christmas Decorations as Embellishments

Over at Practical Scrappers today we were challenged to use Holiday decorations on our scrapbook layouts!  Here is what I came up with but be sure to stop by and see the other creative ladies' creations!

I used ornament hooks to create the heart. (I used Gloo to attach them)

I used a snowflake ornament to frame part of the photograph

And I used these candy cane covers as embellishments

It is always a lot of fun being challenged to use items I would not typically use on my pages!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Double Christmas Layout: Get those Pictures on the Page!

It is hard to come up with a layout that you love that includes more than one or two photos!  I know!  I created this versatile layout for 4 4X6 photos.  I hope to give you an idea for getting all your Christmas (or any other) photos out of their boxes and onto the pages of your scrapbooks for everyone to see!

I am guilty!!  I have several years worth of pictures to scrap and most of my pages have only one or two pictures on them.  At that rate, I will NEVER catch up!!  It was time to come up with a layout that will display more than one or two photos at a time.

I found that if I took four 4X6 photos and laid them out in a square formation like this they fit with a perfect one inch border.

I placed the word Christmas between the pages to bring the viewer's eye together to see this as one layout.

A few other embellishments really brought this layout together!

Have fun with it!  You could even use one box for journaling and use 7 pictures!  This layout can be used for any event that you have numerous photos for that you want to get out of their boxes and onto the page!!

Check out the feature over at Practical Scrappers!