Friday, December 6, 2013

Swim team layouts

Two quick Swim team layouts.

One showing Laycie doing the butterfly stroke which is her best stroke.  It is the hardest stroke to do but it is her best.  In my opinion the backstroke is the easiest and that is her most difficult.  Go figure.

The other layout is of the team picture and her individual team pictures.  Just to document the 2013 swim team.

Layout I did of my daughter ice skating for the first time.  She went to North Carolina to visit her aunts, uncle and grandmother for Thanksgiving and her aunt took her ice skating.  She was scared and never left the wall of the rink so I did a rink shape and put the photos around it as if she were going around.  I added some ice cycles to the top and in the bottom right corner is the text message that she posted on Instagram where she told me she was going ice skating and I told her not to crack her butt.  I added a couple of ice skater silhouettes and a tag with an ice skater for the first part of the title.  The tile is Ice Skating in North Carolina.  The journalling is simple strips of paper.  Pretty much everything on this layout was cut with my Silhouette Cameo.  I created the background by cutting various snowflake shapes from repositionable contact paper and putting them all over a white piece of 12x12 card-stock and misting with gray and blue Mr. Huey's mist.  I love the way it turned out.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Pointe Shoes in the Park

This is another layout of pictures taken of my daughter & friends in the park on their point shoes.  The background paper is from The Paper Loft Autumn Splendor Orchard.  the wood grain is from my stash so I don't remember what brand it is.  The quote in the bottom left is from Quick Quote the butterfly in the bottom left is something else from my stash.  The fairy is from a stamped image swap.  The butterfly stamp is from my stash and I don't remember the brand of that either.  The flowers are from the Dollar Tree.  This layout is simple and quick but I really like how it turned out.  I like how the photos look being placed to look sort of rounded.

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Sunday, December 1, 2013


My daughter posted her words of wisdom on Instagram along with a "selfie".  I remembered when I was seventeen and when my older girls were seventeen.  That seems to be the magic age when all girls are sure they have all the answers to life's toughest questions.  Oh how I wish I was as smart as I thought I was when I was seventeen.

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Fall Layout #2

This is the second layout of the girls fall photo shoot in the park.  The paper and title are from the Echo Park/Lori Whitlock Reflections Fall kit.  The journal block and two phrase blocks are from Quick Quotes and the floral elements are from Dollar Tree.

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Fall layout #1

Fall Layout 1

My friend Jessie took a bunch of pictures of my daughter & her granddaughters in the park on a fall morning. In some of the photos (that have yet to be scrapped) they had their pointe shoes on.  This is the first layout from the pictures taken that day.  I used the Echo Park Lori Whitlock Reflections Fall kit that I got from My Craft  The "falling leaves" label and the leaf cutouts were from a swap on yahoo group Scrap-a-holic anonymous.  The burlap was from some little burlap bags Jessie & I found at Michael's.

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