Tuesday, March 17, 2009


Realizing today that I have been very busy on other things...I decided to get back to the point a little! IDEAS. So here we go... a bunch of photos for a healthy dose of inspiration. Take an old book and cut your own titles from the pages. It makes the best funky letters, and they will be one of a kind! trace around the edge with a fine sharpie and even doodle a bit on the inner edge. instant amazing-ness.
don't forget to sew. a page really look "done" with a little stitching. also...practice your handwriting and JOURNAL! Find an inspiring shape {mine was a chipboard piece from Crate Paper...trace that shape over and over onto kraft paper, and cut them out. next: layer until you have the desired effect.}

use the small journaling letters from making memories to create a story on your page. they look great sanded or given dimension with glossy accents.

mix it up...if you usually scrap in 12x12: try an 81/2 x 11. It is a fun way to get another look to your designs

ooops. sideways shot. anyway...i love this layout for its simplicity. Many lines have a great piece of "lined journal" pages. just add your photo and a few embellishments , small sentiment and some trims...and its perfect. I framed this one for our office

not finished yet...but this funky picture of my Nana and I was taken in North Dakota. I caught her off guard and told her to look up! She was in the middle of eating a peanut and some of the shell is still on her tongue. As weird as this is...its not a perfect picture, but it is LIFE. It is part of the moment. Remember that, scrap a few of the funky ones...just so you can remember. Also, take notice of the "quilting" effect on the side. Very simple. Perfect for scraps.

So many paper lines have a built in edge that you can use, or a design that can easily be cut into a "paper trim". I love these ones by Sassafras Lass. Layer, sew and go! Easy layout about a funny picture. A.J had been chasing Peanut the dog around since he was able to crawl. She knows the danger of a small kid and how they love to pull...so she darts and runs away! But this split second in time, they came face to face...and we snapped a shot. It was like they forgot their roles for a split second {chaser and runner} and they paused...and then they were off again!

Punches are back baby! pull out those punches and dust them off. I love the scallop circle one... scallops are so it right now! Just punch and cut in half for a sweet little spin on a Christmas Tree.

No comments: