Monday, September 26, 2011

Claudia's September Results

It's been too long! I had a lot of fun with Rachel's challenge. I got Marieke, who sent in pictures and journaling of both of Lily's grandfathers meeting her. The pictures were so sweet... it's amazing how a baby can make grown men melt! You can just see in their faces how in love with Lily they are.
Marieke suggested a title with the word 'grand' in it, which I fully intended to follow, but I found an adorable title from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two line that I could not pass up: "This is what love looks like." Marieke's journaling went along with that theme perfectly... it was just meant to be. Marieke, I hope you like the layout.
P.S.   I am so happy I actually finished something!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rachel's September Results

I had Claudia, and what a treat it was to put this layout together of her son Gavin's fourth birthday! She had only two requests. First, that the layout be two pages, in line with Gavin's scrapbook so far, and second, that I include the birthday invitation itself. She included some scraps of paper leftover from matting the invitation, as well as some Toy Story themed stickers and other coordinating embellishments.

Here is what I came up with:

I loved that there were different photos from each of the celebrations, and they all told a story, which tied in so nicely with the theme. The title was a no brainer for me.

I loved the detailed journaling that Claudia provided and decided to include the journaling in a bullet point style as a list of captions for the pictures. I have always wanted to try this out, and thought this was the perfect opportunity.

I just happened to have two sets of the little yellow number circles. I also had the felt number and ribbon in my stash, which I thought was in keeping with the primary color color scheme.

Claudia, I really hope you like it!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Marieke's September Results

I had Theresa and she gave me two great options. Time and life limitations (otherwise known as a two month old baby named Lily) kinda forced me to do the easier of the two. However, I have printed out both sets of photos and plan to finish the other set, as well, when time permits. Maybe when she visits in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed.

Here are some photos of the results. Please keep in mind that these were taken under a bright light in the kitchen (on the island on a paper towel, no less) at midnight because of those life limitations mentioned above. The gold accents are not so gold in person, they just caught the glare of the light.

I really liked how I picked up the pearl accents on the bouquet stems by adding pearls to the ribbon. Not sure how I feel about the title. I haven't used rub-ons in ages, but they were gold and I thought they would be perfect.

Monday, September 12, 2011

September Challenge: Scrapper's Block

This month's challenge is entitled "Scrapper's Block." The concept is pretty simple. Each group member was instructed to send me a starting point for a project that they may have sitting on the back burner, or something they have started and haven't seemed to be able to finish. It could be some photos and some journaling, or some paper and embellishments that they really like together but don't know what to do with. I assigned each unfinished project to another member of the group to complete. I cannot wait to see the results!