Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Scents of Summer

I was thinking how this layout uses so MUCH STUFF. I was inspired to check the "How much is too much?" ( blog to complete the layout using all of their weekly challenges. Every so often I get carried away! I really do love the smells of the season. I used: a breezy pinwheel, ribbon made from patterned paper, metal brads, a pen drawn heart, a laundry line, a banner, sewn on fabric, many matted photos, a stamped flower, some real fruit stickers, and lots of letter stickers.

Friday, July 16, 2010

June Project 12

Completed June Project 12 using a brand new--first available today--preview of Jill's new line.
Incorporated Lori's challenge of using a button. I'm not a huge fan of buttons so used a yellow one to make this butterfly pop on the bottom. Isn't June a time of sunshine yellows and greens? These pinwheels look festive as well. We've seen some beautiful butterflies like the ones here, too. I love summertime!

Here are some of those new cameras:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Chicago album is complete

The Chicago album cover features a fave pic.

I'd posted the title page of this book a couple of weeks ago. The whole thing is done. I love the acetate pages. Lori presented the challenge to use a star on a layout. I used the Hotel Allegro star logo on four pages.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

My Sling Man

Using this Page map to create a layout of our 4th of July. This layout explains part of the reason that this summer has been so unusual.
Which version do you prefer?

I found this flocked star, printed red binder clip, and the fabric pennants at Scrapbook Art's recent garage sale.

Hmm. Do you think I should move the title to the left where the sketch suggests? I tried it both ways. What do you think?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Doo Dah!

Americans, I hope you are enjoying your Independence Day. Here is my layout from last year's fun featuring pinwheels and pictures from my fave parade of all time, the Doo Dah.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Chicago mini album

I've been hard at work on our Chicago travel album. I've decided to create an 8x8 book. I found the perfect album, paper and transparencies from Scrapbook Art's garage sale last Saturday. I've made time to work on the project in the evenings and while Mark was in surgery yesterday. Today while I help him as his shoulder heals, I'm completing more pages. Thanks to Stacey for lending me her fastener with micro staples. Perfect tool for working with plastic pages. This cover page features the plastic stir stick shaped like the Hancock building and a tag from the magnificent mile.