Monday, February 25, 2008

Different Page Sizes

This week's challenge is super easy....because I am getting ready for CKC on Friday and will be out of town the rest of the weekend. So, the challenge is to create a layout using a page size you don't normally use. I am normally a 12x12 page girl, so I have lots of options...8x8, 6x6, 6x12 or 8.5x11. Which will you choose?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

something old, something new

The journaling says, "Somewhere along the journey of my life, fundamental truths became skewed and with it my self-image. Basic facts became corrupted and lost along with the joy and innocence of childhood. I cannot change the things that have happened in the past, nor would I really want to. I believe that by undoing one, you undo the whole and I know that I am becoming the person God created me to be. BUT, I want to rewrite the truths of my life. I am reloading my operating system with joy, and I am claiming that joy for myself and my future." And then the side strips are the truths or joys that I am reclaiming.
The old was the polka dot paper, vellum, and discover rub-on, and the new was....everything else!

Monday, February 18, 2008

In with the New and in with the Old - Weekly SB Challenge 2/18/08

I read this challenge in the current Memory Makers Magazine and thought it would be a good idea for us to dive into our old stuff. (Especially with CK Convention right around the corner we will need to make room for all our cool new finds!)

1.)Pull out scrapping supplies that you absolutely love and that are more than one year old. (You know that you have these!!)

2.) Grab the stuff you bought on your last scrapbooking shopping trip.

3.) Use both old and new products on one layout.

In addition to posting your layout here you can also post it at

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Contrasting Colors Post - JillyBean

My base color was the red/violet and green was my contrasting color. (Although you can't really see my green in this photo.) Red/Violet cardstock is Bazzill and the green cardstock is unknown. Patterned paper came from Michael's Christmas Slab from last year. I got this idea from Ali Edwards book, Life Artist - I used a square punch to take parts of all the Christmas pictures/cards I received at Christmas time and placed them in a slanted grid. -JillyBean-

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Constrasting Colors Entry (It wasn't me)

My first color was a blue grey...which I didn't have in my supply! So, I grabbed the acrylic paints and made my own! And my contrasting color was orange! I added text to the photo in Photoshop. The font was ddwords, downloaded from The letter stickers are vinyl orange Thickers from American Crafts. And the bling...came in the circles, cool colors...FROM ME & MY BIG IDEAS..."icons". The patterned paper border is from the HUGE My Mind's Eye Kaleidoscope/Wild Asparagus pack that were available at COSTCO last year. After I tacked down the border with adhesive....I stitched it down with my sewing machine!! My personal goal this year is to actual stich onto my pages with something more than just rub ons!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Contrasting Colors

Choose from your paper supply one sheet of paper that matches a color that you are wearing TODAY and a second piece that contrasts with it. It can be plain or printed, but be BOLD! If you are wearing a neutral tone, punch it up with a bold, vibrant color!