Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scrap Happy :)

I've done a lot of scrapping in the last few days, and I have to be honest, it feels really good!  I am bound and determined that I WILL get books done for Christmas this year, so I need to be organizing and getting the right layouts done!

I think my favorite is this two-pager of some of our Mesa Verde pix, scrapped with Colorado Cliff.  I'm getting pretty fond of the two page layout, even though they seem to take me FOREVER to accomplish. I couldn't find a template in my stash that seemed right, so I just fiddled til I came up with this.

My daughter took this photo at a wedding last weekend.  It cracked me up, seriously.  I took it off her blog and used Wendyzine's enlarge action on it, twice (so it wouldn't actually look very good if I printed it) but I wanted to play with it and my new kit Bohemian Fall.  I'm learning that sometimes I want to scrap just for the fun of it - I don't necessarily print them out but I have a good time!

These two are companion pages showcasing my husband's annual motorcycle trip.  I'm pleased with the way they turned out.  Again, a two page layout whether all one or companion pieces really seems to work with the way I want to present my photos these days.  For this pair, I used a background from my Remembrance kit and fooled around til I had sort of a carved star and maple leaf to suggest the two countries.

As I said, I'm pleased with the way it worked out, and I made a template of the second one as a jumping off place for future layouts (Jen Wilson at Simple Scrapper had a template with the stroke and the drop shadow on the photos spots, and it makes it such a snap to get a handle on a multiphoto layout that I shamelessly copied the effect on mine)

Admittedly, a simple template in a day of elaborate options, but you're welcome to use it if it helps :)  I'm one of those independent scrappers who likes to come up with my own embellishment placement but find the photo spots very helpful.

Download HERE

And don't forget, all of my kits are on sale for $1.50 for the rest of the week at PDW for Talk Like A Pirate Week!


CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Sep. 22, 2010. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Love your 2 pager. Mesa Verde is so incredible. Thanks for the template!

MouserMo said...

Thank you for your freebies. Link on your post was added to PickleMouse freebie list

Magnolia said...

Your layout of Mesa Verde is gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing the template.