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Friday, December 31, 2010

A Look Thru 2010 -- Cards

Last year I wanted to do one of these look-thrus, only to discover I had not taken a photo of so many of my cards thru the year. That's when I decided to save the photos -- just for this special purpose. :p What's scrapping without a little showcasing now and then???

So here's a see-thru of my favourite cards from 2010. Some months were more productive than others -- some were a whole lot more creative for sure. But that's what I love about it -- seeing the ideas and seeing my card making skills improve (at least from my point of view).

Jan:

Feb:

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Dec:

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Look Thru 2010 -- Layouts

I did this last year -- and it was fun! Here's just a few of my favourite scrapbook layouts I created this year. It's so hard to pick just one favourite for each month -- so there might be a few extras now and then. It's been a fun year -- I've learned a lot of new techniques -- tried some new ideas...and of course got even more hooked into my favourite hobby. :) So enjoy and let me know what you think! I do so love comments and feedback! :)

March:

Apr:

May:

June:

July:

Aug:

Sept:

Oct:

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Fancy Folding

I had a little card making sessions with one of the girls I babysit. We had a blast! :) I love crafting with other people -- simply to get ideas -- and surprisingly those little girls often have such awesome ideas!!!! Plus, it helps them to learn some new techniques -- someone's gotta teach them! And I love it, so....

Anyways, here's one of the cards I made during the session. I was working with a sketch -- and the card required the paper folds in the center. Honestly when I first saw this technique on the card I was trying to lift, I freaked out a little. It looked great -- but complicated. Until someone sent me the directions! :p And now that I've tried it, it's definitely something I'll be doing more of!!!! I love the look....and it's just plain fun!


I love pink/brown combination!!! TFL :)

My Time to Craft -- Brand, Spanking New!
>> Tried a new technique -- the fancy folding
Cupcake Craft Challenge -- Thank You!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mini Scrapbook part 2

Here's the second half of my first-ever 6x6 scrapbook album. The "film strip" I used was created using the Fiskars "In Stitches" border punch. TFL :)

This layout is of the launch of Space shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Mini Scrapbook part 1

Hi there! I found this brand new 6x6 scrapbook album in a second hand store for a few cents, and decided "why not?". I've never scrapped any pages smaller than 12x12, so it was a little new to me. But I had soooo much fun! :) I decided to go with a trip my parents took back in 2002 -- pictures that we basically looked through once (when they got home) and then stashed the cd full of pictures away. Definitely not the ideal place to put pictures - especially of a trip like that! :p So I brought them out -- printed over 160 pics, and scrapped away. :) Here's a look at my layouts.

WARNING: This is a photo heavy blog entry!!! TFL :)



One of my favourite layouts of the whole album:
I've always loved the look of a film strip in a scrapbook. Because these pages are 6x6 -- I was able to get the film strip effect using my Fiskar In Stitches border punch. I don't think it would work so well on big pages, 'cause then the punching would look like stitches -- but because these pages are so small, and so are the photos, it totally worked! I love this effect!!! As you will notice when looking thru the rest of the album! LOL ( I used it A LOT!!!) :p