Monday, September 30, 2013

"Family" - Allison Davis 6x6 sketch class

Here's my version of sketch #4 from Allison's class found here:

This is one of my favorite pages from the class, and it's probably because I tend to love sketches/pages where the photos are "wall to wall".  And I love treating each area of pattern paper as a mini page and embellishing them.  I used the 6x6 pad from Pebbles - Family Ties I think is the name.  It's one of my favorite lines of all time.  I inked all the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk ink.  A tip I can offer is that if you ink the edges of your papers, ink the edges of your stickers and embellishment pieces as well.  It helps tie everything together.

I decided to use some Ali Edwards stamps and computer journaling.  Here's where I laid the stamps out and tried to figure everything out once I had printed my journaling.  I used Soft Suede ink by Stampin' Up!

Then I just started pulling stickers and embellishments from my stash.

Here's the journaling finished - I added a banner from the papers, a word sticker and a little Tim Holtz paper clip.  Then I used a hole punch and made three hole down the left side to mimic notebook/ledger paper.

My little man was NOT a happy guy during our photo shoot last November.  You can see from these photos that he's crying.  All my husband and I could do was laugh and go with it.

And I will leave with you with a few more detail shots of the individual embellished areas.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

"Pool Fun" - Allison Davis 6x6 Sketch Class

Hey all!

I am way behind on updating my blog.  I managed to complete all 11 sketches in the 6x6 class over at the scrap'n'yap forum.  I'm sharing the layout I made using sketch #3 from Allison Davis' 6x6 Sketch class, found here.

I was really trying to focus on using up photos that I already had printed.  So when I found these photos of our dog as a puppy I went with it.  He has always been a water dog and the summer we bought an $8 kiddie pool he practically lived in it.

Here's the whole layout:

I really struggle with Allison's sketches that leave a lot of "white space".  Normally, I would just wall paper the layout to death and be happy.  With this class I tried to keep a few of the pages sparse, like she showed in the sketches.  I like how this one turned out.  I tried some machine sewing - I now know that I need some helping in this area!  And I used a title die cut file from the Silhouette store.  The papers are from the Simple Stories I Heart Summer 6x6 pad, and I used a few stickers from the 12x12 element sticker sheet.

Here are some details:

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Friday, September 20, 2013

My Bella Blvd DT submissions

I am not surprised I was not selected for the Bella Blvd design team.  I think between my style and the fact that I just had no mojo during this time frame I wasn't completely happy with what I submitted, and I don't think my pages are "bella" enough for them.  But I enjoyed the process and it has motivated me to apply for another design team as well.  I will post information about that after the 30th, and if I hear anything.

Here are the five layouts I submitted to Bella Blvd:

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Allison Davis 6x6 Paper Pad Class - Week #1

Hello All!

So over at the Yap forums, a bunch of us are all "taking" the 6x6 Paper Pad Class from Allison Davis through Scrapbook Generation.  I LOVE this class!  Each week we are using two sketches from the class and posting our layouts on the forums.  Week #1 is using sketches #1 and #2 from the class.

For sketch #1, I stuck pretty close to the actual sketch.  I ended up not putting a title on the 6x6 area on the left page and instead made a title area on the right page with some Ali Edwards stamps and copic coloring.  I had seen that on some of Nichol Magouirk's pages and LOVE the idea so I tried it out.  It ended up taking me three attempts before I had it how I wanted it.  I definitely think it's worth the extra work involved.
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Here's some details of the pages:

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And here's my page for sketch #2 from the class:


Had I been paying attention, my banner piece would have been more "flowy" but I somehow ended up just going straight across.  I'm not going to rip it apart so I'm okay with the end result.  I changed up the sketch a bit, esp on the right.  I didn't have the size photos shown on the sketch and I wanted to have my journaling over there so I just pieced together a few scraps of paper and called it good.



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Sunday, September 1, 2013

September Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop!!!

Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop 

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Welcome to the SG Blog Hop for September, if this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link. For my layout, I chose to use a sketch from the Alison Davis 6x6 sketch class, found HERE in the SG online store. LOVE LOVE LOVE this class. There are 60+ ladies over at the ScrapNYap forums all taking this class together and posting our "homework" and sharing love of each others pages. It's sooo much fun and VERY motivating. We have been doing 2 sketches per week and I got off track due to some projects due at my LSS so I'm behind on sketches #5 and #6. For the hop I decided to combine my class homework and my blog hop homework. I am using sketch #6 and a My Mind's Eye 6x6 pad. Here's the layout (please excuse the bad lighting - it's waaayyyy past my bedtime and I'm just now getting this posted): 
And here's where I was at after I attached my papers and my photos. I ended up rotating the sketch as it just wasn't working with my photos. And the sketch called for 6x4 photos that stretched across the page...dang it wal-mart and their wonky photo sizes, that was NOT going to work for me. So I just adapted the sketch to work for what I did have. Easy peasy. 


 I also used larger photos where the sketch used 2x2's. Since I was so pressed for time, I opted for simple embellishments from My Mind's eye and short journaling and some thickers for my title (which I also move the placement of). 

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You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out. I totally recommend trying a free sketch if you have never used their products before. I LOVE them so much. And the best part is that you can either follow the sketches exactly OR use them as a jumping off point (like I did) and use the sketch more as an idea - whether it be your photo placement, your layers, clusters, journaling, etc. 

Next on the hop is Corrina , leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store. The winner will be draw on September 9th, so you have one week to leave a comment. In case you get lost at any point, here is the list of all the blogs:

Scrapbook Generation blog - 
Ruth - 
Stephanie - 
Steffanie - 
Pamela - 
Mandi - 
Brenda - 
Andrea - 
Cicily - 
Devra - 
Tina - 
Alisha- http://layoutaday/ 
Solange - 
Michelle - 
Sharlene Nye-Petrone - 
Tessa Iszler - 
Allie - 
Lindsey DeLaMare - 
Janelle - 
Nicole -  That's me! 
Corrina - 

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with the hop!