Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sophie and Scott's Scroll Program

Sophie and Scott were referred to us by their wedding musician :) I was asked to recreate a similar scroll program from the sample they were shown!  ( have i mentioned how touched i am for all the referrals?? :) )

we used a charcoal gray font for most of the invitation, with a light pink monogram behind the ceremony information.  The program was printed on white matte paper- an ivory ribbon was provided to roll/tie the programs into shape.

congrats to the bride and groom!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Kiwi Lane, DT doodles week 20

Crazy to think we are 20 weeks into the year already!! Memorial day is here, school is almost out... and it's currently in the 60's in SE Michigan ( yes, it was 90 earlier this week!). Anyway, my scrappy girls and i got together yesterday to celebrate the un-boat-like weather and had almost 12 hours of kid free scrapping. let the choirs sing, b/c it really was that beautiful and we really did get a lot accomplished!  One such layout i completed just happens to be based on this week's sketch from Kiwi Lane's DT Doodles challenge.  i ( as always) had more pictures than their sketch, but i just used the "journaling" sections as more locations for photos.  the best part? i actually got to use REAL kiwi lane templates instead of my usual "winging it" curves. OMG- so much easier. i am in love :) <3 br="">
here is my oldest at her christmas concert... we took a ton of videos during the performance, so here are the "after"shots with family, friends, and her teacher.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

HJWC Programs and wordle

Once again, i had the privilege of working on something for the HJWC, Hinsdale Junior Woman's Club. This time, it was programs for the group's end of the year meeting and celebration.

We used the Gate Fold program design, printed on white metallic papers.  The navy and pink logo was printed on the top of the cover and inside of the program, as well as matching borders along the edges.  Navy blue text was used throughout the program.  A light pink wrap with the Logo printed in the center was also included.

I was also presented with the challenge of creating my first "wordles".  I was provided some amazing quotes and had to turn them into art- i think they turned out ok for my first try ;)

best of luck, ladies!

Monday, May 6, 2013

DT Doodles, week 18

I have completed more scrap pages in the past 5 months than i think i have in the last 3 years!  It's amazing when you have "space" and organization how much you can get done. i have also learned to section my scrapping into different days: organize photos, pick out papers/embellishments, attach photos/backings to backdrop, design on the computer then cut later, etc. Yes, from start to finish it takes days to weeks to finish a layout, but if i have 20 minutes (think 'nap time' ) i can get one thing done and leave it out (key!!!) until the next time i have a spare moment. slowly, the pages get finished....amazing. :) why didn't i do this years ago! 

speaking of never catching up... here is my latest layout, thanks to Kiwi Lane's DT challenge. This is my daughter with one of her favorite meals- spaghetti ( have i mentioned she'll be 5 years old this week??? and yes, spaghetti is still one of her favorites!). I think my family is one of the only families-- note: we're Italian-- in the world that calls it "basta".. yes, with a "b".  So when i broke out the cricut this evening, of course, i found a "pasta" cut out; instead of redesigning something (again, think time-saver!), i used it to my advantage and just added a big 'ole "B" to draw attention to the fact that my family is a little different and it's ok ;)
Manga! :) and happy scrapping... :)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking day! Aren't you excited??? This rates up there with my favorite holidays, just behind Christmas and right in line with any holiday that celebrates the love of chocolate and brownies.

Last year, i spent the day in Novi, Michigan at my first scrapbooking show (yaaaay!). This year, i will be spending the day doing much needed yard work and laundry (boooo!!), but i still was able to get a little scrapping time in tonight- i'm also hoping that if i can finish all of my chores, i can reward myself with some scrapping time. sounds good, right?? well, we'll see what the day brings!

You have heard me praise Kiwi Lane a few times already, but i'll mention them again!  They are having a huge sale to celebrate NSD ( and yes, i have my list ready!) and they are also hosting a few competitions. Here is my submission for Challenge #2- the Picture Perfect Layout, where i had to use 8 or more photos.
Each year, my husband and i buy small valentines gifts for our girls- Being a stay at home mom, i get to give them their gifts first... and that means the scrap page gets completed first too ;)Both girls got a felt bag, a pair of fun socks, a book, and some cookies.
I love my little valentines :)
the photo that got the "flash" light is my oldest daughter "reading" to her baby sister. :)

here's more info on the challenge:

and,as always, Happy Scrapping!