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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Recent layouts

Here are some of the recent layouts I've done for issue challenges over at Club CK.

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This first one was created for a challenge to create a button banner. I had actually done that on the layout I had just finished, so I turned the banner into trim for the tree. I love decorating  for Christmas each year; it's so fun to watch Ian, and now Annaliese, get involved and help. The Santa boots are my favorite part.  I discovered working on this layout that I need more Christmas paper.  Layout inspired by this one






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Another challenge was to use pink, green, white and black on a layout.  I had just printed these pictures of Annaliese, and knew they were perfect for the challenge. I thought the new This and That line from Echo Park would be great, but the colors were off. I dug through my stash a bit more, and found some paper I thought I would never, ever, use. Of course, it was perfect for this challenge.  I cut the heart out and stitched it. I got to use some of my ribbon stash, too, from making taggie blankets for friends.  






DSC_0335editThe one I just did for today's challenge was to use a free download from Creating Keepsakes.  I downloaded the ticket and altered it a bit, because I thought it was perfect for a layout about Ian's first time at an amusement park.  He went to Fun Plex with Darrin a few years ago for Darrin's company's summer picnic.  I found this paper online, and was elated when I went to Archiver's and they had it in stock. It worked perfectly for this layout inspired by one by Debbie Sanders.




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And this one I made on National Scrapbook Day, not for any challenge, just simply to get the story of Annaliese's first bath told.  I did lots of hand stitching on this to represent the bubbles. I love hand stitching.  I noticed when I finished that it was a rare layout in which I didn't use any patterned paper.











  

1 comment:

Debbie said...

It sounds like you are taking advantage of your children-free time. Your displays you showed here are great. You have a great talent for this.
By the way it sounds like your kids are having a great time with your folks. Your dad called me while they were at the fish hatchery.