Monday, April 25, 2011

We begin & end with Family

I did not come up with this title for the layout. I saw it on another blog (can't remember where) and thought it was perfect for this layout.

Edited to add:

CAN SOMEONE PLEEEEEEEEEEEEZE give me the how-to on photographing your layouts? All of mine have been miserable failures.

Edited AGAIN to add:

Holla! I found this amazing process for photographing layouts.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Watching You Play - 2 page layout

This went together SO easily. I found a designer on Two Peas (Jana Eubank) and mimicked one of her layouts.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

First Haircut 2-Page Layout

Pardon the terrible photographs. Taking pictures of scrapbook pages has always been outside the limit of my photography ability. Smaller probs.

The space on the right page is left vacant for the little baggie of her hair snippets. In case anyone is losing sleep at night from curiosity. (Ha!)

I didn't have enough room to display the certificate she got for having her first haircut, so I made a folder that the certificate can slide into and put the photos on top of it.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Total Shocker and Massive Happy Dance!!

Okay, I wrote about submitting (4) cards for the new Cricut Cards Magazine back in February. I had hoped the editors would pick one but I didn't pin too much hope on it. There are a ton of talented peeps in this world! Plus, I've read that sometimes it takes a few dozen submissions before an artist is selected for publishing.

Well, Friday I about had a heart attack as I read an email from the magazine requesting one of my cards. Holy moley! Is my work *actually* going to be in a magazine for the world to see? Yup!

And you can only imagine my surprise as I got three more emails requesting the rest of the items I submitted. Are you KIDDING ME???!!! My very first time submitting work and I get all 4 pieces selected?? I'm still in shock. Pinch me. For realz.

Now lets hope I can remember the steps used to create each card.

*fingers crossed!*

Friday, April 8, 2011

Home Decor Challenge in the Moxie Fab World

As much as I love making cards and scrapbook pages, I am a firm believer that your creativity shouldn't be limited to albums and artwork that you give away. We hang our kids' artwork on the fridge...why not decorate your home with some of your own pieces? Let it make the statement "Yes, I live here. Know it!"

I made this for my youngest sister to hang in her home. I love her so much and when the idea sparked (from this picture) I couldn't wait to get busy.

The buttons were made by punching circles, covering with glitter glue, then a thick coat of glossy accents for the raised shiny finish.

Click the image twice for a better view of the dimension of the piece.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

First Ever Baby Layouts!

Yes, my daughter is 20 months old and I've JUST completed the very first ever scrapbook pages with some of her recent pictures. Shameful. How dare I call myself a scrapbooker!

Anyway, check em':

Used my trusty Cricut machine for the title. Love that thing!!