Sunday, January 23, 2011

Marieke's January Results

So it took me a while to finish this. I had it mostly done for a while, but finally got it completely finished at my crop this past weekend. 'Bout time, too. Geesh, I'm only 4 months behind schedule. Sigh. And I still have March and April to do. And look, it's already May. Ahh!

As these ultrasound photos were taken back in January, I didn't know yet that she was a...well, a "she", and I knew it was something I was thinking a lot about back then so I decided to focus on that.

Here's a link to the song on Youtube: It Won't Be Long

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Claudia's January Results

I have to give full credit for my layout theme to Shaughn, who helped me tremendously because I was stuck with way too many Beatles song titles swimming in my head. It was also just a few weeks ago that Gavin came to me completely covered in marker, which was the first picture we both thought of. After that, it was pretty easy finding other pictures of Gavin and Mia in troublesome situations. I used my Cricut for the title (Alphalicious font), and Word's Juice ITC font for the lyrics, which had a similar look. The ribbon is stapled on in tangles with Color Staples, a technique I saw in a YouTube card-making tutorial video (I don't remember which one, it was a while ago). And I just sketched and cut out the yellow starred paper by hand.

As for the second project, the one song title I really wanted to use was "All You Need is Love", but couldn't figure out a layout I could pull together with the pictures I have. Then, a few days ago, I found a cute little stamp at Michaels with just those words, and I took it as a sign. I made this card for my parents' anniversary next month.
I don't know why the picture of the front of the card turned out so "fisheye", but it is a rectangular card, and the yarn goes straight across. I was thinking about making more copies of this card for the cardswap at CU (someone mentioned it on the Facebook group)... What do you guys think? I have no experience with that sort of thing, so I don't know if this card is appropriate or worthy of swapping. Your input is much appreciated, as always. :)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Rachel's January Results

First of all, apologies for the weird photo this month. I'm bad enough at taking photos during the day, but nighttime is pretty much a disaster, what with the shadows and all. Also, let me know if you're still not able to click on it for a closer look - I need to figure out what's causing that.

I loved the idea that Claudia had for this month. This was the first Beatles title that came to me, and while I toyed around with others, I just kept coming back to this one. This is the first time I have ever used my Cricut. Finally. I ended up tracing the letters with a blue gel pen because I wanted the title to stand out a little more. Clearly I still need some practice in letter placement, but luckily the font allows for a little, er, playfulness in the arrangement.

I also decided to print the photo on the left in black and white because the clothing patterns were too busy. The green sweater in the right photo had to stay, though. Too perfect.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 2011 Kit

So, for all of our followers, ORMV has decided to split up hosting the monthly projects for 2011. We are each taking 3 months, of which 2 months will be 'host's choice', and 1 month will follow the classic ORMV kit rules. I took January, February, and March, and here are the instructions I included with my first month's kit:

January---Song Title: The Beatles

Obvious enough... the task is to use the title of a Beatles song as the title or primary sentiment of your project. Also acceptable are definitive Beatles lyrics (i.e. "I am the eggman"). I've included two printed sheets that gave me a Beatles vibe, as well as a few coordinating embellishments. Please don't feel obligated to use them if they don't work for you---the only restriction this month is the title.

P.S. The 2 butterfly/dragonfly stickers varied from kit to kit, there were all part of one embellishment pack I split up between the 4 of us... I hope that's okay. Please let me know if you are missing anything.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Theresa's December 2010 Results

So, when I opened the December 2010 kit, I was happy to see blue and green papers and embellishments. I immediately thought of our stay in Santa Cruz for Christmas 2009 - the Dream Inn, chinese food and a movie! It was fun, despite also being sad because it was our first christmas without Dad. So, here a selection of images from that time.

I will most likely make cards and other things with the December kit since there are so many neat materials to choose from. (Most of the background papers/edges here were from the Dream Inn or the restaurant we went to.)
More to come!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Claudia's December Results

I intend to make a scrapbook layout with the beautiful December pages and embellishments that Marieke put in this kit, but for now, I made a few Christmas-y 'thank you' cards. Since I am always procrastinating, I waited too long to buy seasonal 'thank you' notes and couldn't find any the past few days. So I thought I'd make my own. I went a little cookie-cutter, using just one layout for the 4 cards, and on top of that, I scraplifted this from a Scrapbooks etc. email newsletter from a few years ago. (I've used this idea for birthdays, Mother's Day, and just about any short sentiment you can think to fit in the little message box on the card.) You can think of this post in one of two ways: an admission to how unoriginal I am at times, or my sharing a favorite "recipe" with you. Please be kind. I did add one piece of ribbon that wasn't in the kit (the fat red ribbon) that I had left over from last Christmas, just because I felt the little tag needed another width.

Luckily, these cards don't take very much in the way of supplies, so I still have the majority of the December kit to play around with. But for now, I will consider myself caught up and ready to move on to ORMV 2011. Happy New Year!