Thursday, April 23, 2009

MCAS 2 Easter Party Layout

For the past 4 weeks, I have been participating in a "Slow" scrap at Scrap Orchard and Gottapixel. Each week we were given instructions on what we were allowed to add to our layouts. Once we uploaded our layout to the challenge gallery each week, we were not allowed to move any of our photos or elements in the subsequent weeks. That part was a bit scary for me because I am always moving and tweaking things as I work on a layout.

In week 1, we were to start our layout with 3 papers and 3 photos. This is how I started my layout. I used papers from Irene Alexeeva's Junk Treasures Page Kit:

In week 2, we had to add 2 fasteners (buttons, staples, brads); 3 ribbons (ric rac, ribbon wraps, straight or folded or curled ribbons); 1 set of stitches.

I added staples and rick rack from Irene Alexeeva's Fly High Page Kit and stitches from the Junk Treasures kit.

In week 3, our instructions were to:

* Add AT LEAST 4 Decorative elements to the layout- These can include doodles, flourishes, flowers, animals, splats/spills, unique elements ect.... Whatever embellishments fit within the layout you are working on- YOU CAN NOT however add more ribbons, stiches or fastners to count toward element count for this week. (since those were prior instructions)

*Add 1 element for writing - Such as a label, tag or journaling block/mat

I added a journaling label from Irene Alexeeva's Pink Mood Page Kit. Everything else that I added came from the Junk Treasure kit.

And in the final week, we were instructed to add a title using 2 separate Alpha's and at least 4 lines of journaling.

I made my title with alphas I made from papers from the Junk Treasures kit. I used the font AL Hurried Note for "MCAS 2" and I used 2 Peas Scrumptious for "Easter Party."

I used the font Pea Karen's Print for the journaling and the date.

And here is my final layout:

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Reading to Trenton

I learned to read by watching over my older brother Glenn's shoulder as he read his first grade homework to my mom. I have always loved to read and passed my love of reading along to Jenny and Bradley. And now Trenton is being read to right from the time he was born. I think I have bought him more books than I have bought clothes for him...LOL! I got these photos of Bradley and Courtney reading to Trenton when he was here in March.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Freebie - Timeless Teal Page Kit

When I posted the layout of Trenton yesterday, I noticed that I had posted 3 days in a row. Wow! That's a record for me...LOL! So I decided to make it 4 days in a row by giving away a freebie kit.

Hope you enjoy it! But don't expect me to make it 5 days in row...that's a record that is going to have to wait for another time :-)

You can download my Timeless Teal Page Kit here

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Trenton Goes Sightseeing

I am part of a group of friends who are working together to learn Photoshop Elements. My friend Jackie is a great teacher and I have learned a lot in the past few weeks.

I did this little layout as part of a lesson on cropping a photo into a shape. I plan to print this one and frame it for my mom and dad. They love seeing new photos of Trenton and Jenny is good about sending photos very often so we can watch him grow. I sure do miss him though and can't wait to see him again soon!

Irene Alexeeva - Snips and Snails Page Kit
Font: Pea Karen's Print

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

No One Like a Mom

Just a simple layout -- a photography group that I belong to was exchanging texture photos and I started playing around with some of them. I ended up making this backgound. I added a photo of Jenny and Trenton taken at the Easter Party for Jarrod's command. Word art is by Tina Chambers and is available in the freebie gallery at Digital Scrapbook Place.

If you would like my background, you can download it here

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

4 Generations

Journaling reads:
On his last day in Texas, Trenton took four-generation photos with Mommy, Mimi, and Nanny and WaWa.

Kristin Cronin-Barrow - Family Ties Page Kit
Zoe Pearn - Fresh & Festive Alpha - #4
Fonts: Berylium and Pea Karen's Print

Friday, April 3, 2009

DSP's Fab Five Birthday Celebration

As a part of Digital Scrapbook Place's fifth birthday celebration, members of the SNL group are giving freebie kits during their regular Saturday night chat. See this thread for more information:

I am giving a kit that I originally made last August for our monthly SNL challenge. I was inspired by a bedding set that my daughter had picked out for her nursery if her baby was a girl. We soon found out that the baby was going to be a boy, so obviously he didn't get pink and green ladybug bedding! But I have a scrapbook kit ready to use whenever Trenton has a little sister :-)

In addition, since DSP offers their kits in both 200ppi and 300ppi I am doing the same here.

Download the 200ppi version here

Download the 300ppi version here