Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Rock Star

These are some LOs I made sometime ago using DCWV's Rock Star sheets. The flowers I cut out from various sheets I bought as an open stock at a scrapbook supply store.

I caught Christina playing her guitar and singing in the loft. I've always asked her to pose with her guitar for me but she'd always say she's not in the mood.
She has a great singing voice. Buti na lang di nagmana sa akin [heheheh].

I used some bling in the LO below. The black ribbon-like thing I placed below the pictures is a plastic lace with white bling in each square. I found this at my favorite craft store where it was sold by the yard!

These pictures were taken last Thanksgiving. The delos Reyes girls spent the night at home for a big "after Thanksgiving" shopping the following morning. That night, they had fun taking pictures of themselves with the D80 with the use of the remote control. What a cool gadget. Gotta try that one day when there is no one at home but me and Sgt. Pepper! I could have fun clicking away then hiding all the pictures in a secret file nobody knows about.

Here, both Christina and Jessica were pretending to be fashion models - which they always wanted to try out for. At first I didn't know what to do with that sheet with the big half-a-guitar print on it. So I cut out the guitar and the swirls, added cut out flowers which I've been saving in boxes. I had fun making this LO.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Card For Natasa

Natasa [pronounced Natasha] is leaving. She found a better opportunity at the University of Southern Florida. Tomorrow, both of us will go to Gurnee Mills just to walk around, get something to eat, and gossip [hahahah!].
I made her a card, which I rushed to finish in less than an hour. I spent more time thinking of how to make an envelope.

Supplies used: Fiskars All-a-Fleur embossing puncher, K&Co Happy Trails 2 patterned cardstock, prima flowers, American Traditional Designs "Life's A Beach" charm; EK Success fiber, DCWV mat stack, Joann's Scrap Essentials alpha punchers.

I purposely left the card blank so everyone can sign their best wishes.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Invitation / Announcement Cards

June is a very busy month. Lots of parties: graduation, baptismal, birthdays, weddings, backyard barbeques, just a lot of get-togethers. We didn't have weddings to attend to, but people we know might have been invited to one. That is why DH's graduation party won't happen until July 5.
I made some invitations using scraps. I made a lot of cards, half of which are announcements that DH is going off to college and soon we will be empty nesters. My cards were made of 3 pages. I didn't have time to make the pages into a mini album. There was no time. I had to send out the invitations right away, otherwise, I might lose the spot - as I said, lots of get-togethers are happening now that Summer is here.

Front cover of card is DH's picture when she was a year old. I used Photoshop to cut the cap from one picture and pasted it on this picture.

Second page is a picture of her during her tandem sky-diving experience. I wanted to depict she's off to college and what better way to show it. It will also be an exciting topic when people who didn't know about her adventure will get to see this picture.
The last page, inside back cover is a picture of DH. Sorry, I had to blur some information on the invitation. I wanted to put some small prima flowers and a little bit more color but there just wasn't any time.

Supplies used: scraps of DCWV papers, EK success corner puncher, Fiskars Doodle embossing puncher, yellow dotted ribbon from Michael's, "C" monogram made with the use of Cricut, foam dots.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Forgotten Supplies

My computer is finally working! DS bought me a new power cord for my laptop. I think the old one gave up because it got over-heated. My laptop is now 4 years old. It might go anytime... so as soon as I got my new power cord, I began transferring files to the desktop in my Kalat Room - another old computer which I use as an extra storage for my ever-growing digital supplies [thanks so much to all generous talented digi-artists who shared their art as freebies]. As a thank-you for them I am putting up samples of their art through my layouts.

Anyway, as I was transferring files I found some forgotten supplies in my laptop. I've used supplies from 3 talented designers in my layout below.
I choose for my background a pink dotted paper bordered with flowers at the bottom from Elizabeth Jenkins' [Little Dreamer Designs] Beauty is But a Flower mini kit. I cut a corner of her "fancy-free green swirls and flowers" paper - chose the part with the curved lines to use as a mat or frame. I recolored this peach. I found that green was too much for this layout. Included in the kit is a twig with white flowers and green leaves. I cut this into 3 separate sections and repositioned them so they'd curve and hug the frame. I recolored the white flowers blue. Elizabeth saved me from thinking about what to write as she provided a quote with her mini kit. Then I went looking for some swirls in another folder and found a nice swirl overlay from Franzisca Altmann's [also from Little Dreamer Designs] mini kit "Growing Green". I didn't need the entire overlay so I just copied a portion of the overlay [the swirl], pasted this copy about 5 more times and positioned them in different places. Included in Franziska's kit is a green butterfly and a green bow. I re-colored the bow pink and the butterfly, blue, which I copied two more times and re-sized them in various sizes. Last but not least, I used Stephanie's [from Steph730] Paper Tear 1 large flower center glow placed it on top of the photo I chose for the LO. I erased whatever picture edges showed around [outside perimeter] of the paper tear. This made it look like I bore a hole through the peach frame to expose the photo underneath.

Thank you Elizabeth, Franzisca, and Stephanie for your awesome work!