Monday, January 18, 2016

Breakfast at Grandmas

Here's another layout where I am challenging myself to learn something new.  The title is called Breakfast at Grandmas (a title knock off from Breakfast at Tiffanys....get it?)  I am learning how to do "selecting coloring" in Adobe Elements.  I watched a video on YouTube and gave it a try.  It's a fun way to turn a colored photo to black and white leaving only part of the photo colored.

If you look real close I only colored the cereal boxes and cereal bowls.  Everything else is black and white.

I really like the look and have just recently used this on another layout.  This will certainly be another one of my go-to tools to add interest to my photos and layouts.

The supplies I used came from the October Afternoon Saturday Mornings collection which has some very fun papers and embellishments with a breakfast and TV cartoon theme.

 Have a great week.

Now let's go create!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Our Puppy Story

Here is a fun layout that I created to remember how cute and adorable my new puppies Paris and Gretchen were.  They have since been re-named to "The Monsters" (sort of kidding) and are almost 10 years old now but I still love them just as much.  They are Rat Terrier sisters and full of energy.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Stick It Down Design Team

Hi everyone,
I am so excited to be sharing with you my first assignment on the Stick It Down Design Team.

In the spirit of the new year, I thought I would create a layout using some photos from my last year's birthday/New Year's Eve.  For those of you that don't know, my birthday is on December 31st.  This was a special birthday because my brother Mike and my sister-in-law Jennifer flew to Seattle to see me.  

Supplies used:  Paper:  My Story by My Mind's Eye, On Trend by My Mind's Eye, and Signature Essentials by Teresa Collins. 
Embellishments:  My Story by My Mind's Eye, clear clock by Heidi Swapp, white paper doilies by Doodlebug, and gold enamel dots by DIY Shop.

Here is my design:

To add interest to my journaling, I selected a few words that I wanted to stand out and changed the font which draws your eyes to them.

Here is the sketch:

Stick It Down is a great place to find inspiration and new ideas.  Since it's a new year, you might want to enter one of the challenges.  It's a fun way to push your creativity.

The sketches are revealed on the first of each month. You will have all month to create and submit your design by linking it on the site.  A few of the submitted designs will be featured with one winner being chosen and the opportunity to be a guest designer in the future!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Starbuck's Roastery

Today I am sharing with you a layout that I created about a trip that my daughter Hailey and I made to the new Starbuck's Roastery in Seattle.

This is a hybrid layout with the foundation being fully digital,  I added a few embellishments after the layout was printed on photo paper.  The only problem was I didn't very much room left for journaling.  I created a journaling pocket at the top of the page where I included a very funny story about our day.  Documenting the story is becoming the most important part of my design.

Digital Template:  Paislee Pressplate #37