Thursday, August 27, 2009

New pages and new hair

When the day starts with haircuts, you know it'll be a day full of energy. Here's Rowan's new 'do:
It's a normal haircut, just spiked with gel. Look at how happy he is.

Dominic got what he called a "hair sticking down" haircut:
Trust me, he's a lot happier than he looks. He just finished a sucker.

This afternoon I'm going with the boys to garden club. Some friends and I share labor and plants by helping out in each others' gardens. And we go out to lunch. I think I may have calamari today...

I just finished a few pages over the past few days. Here's one that is a typical design for me:I stack three photos, leave a spot for title and/or journaling, and add some paper strips. I have been doing a lot of "stripping" lately, so to speak. And this layout is a good example of why one should revisit products not used in a while. Before I put those flowers down, the layout looked empty and floating. I decided to pull out my chipboard, which I haven't used in a while, and found these flowers, which made a nice home for the Sassafras paper whimsies and the buttons.

The next one is a two pager I reworked:Originally, there was more stamping instead of the paper, but it was too subtle and looked like a mistake, so I added the patterned paper and brads. I never redo pages, but I do cover.

The last one may be my new favorite:
I used my Studio Calico August kit Over the Rainbow for it. I like the combo of bright colors and patterns with the strong lines I used. Oh, yeah, this is another typical pattern for me--two photos stacked on top of title and/or patterned paper. If you doubt me, check out a layout from earlier this week, The Best Day. I'm proud that I tried something new--the journaling is reverse printing in a text box. And the process of gluing and sanding the patterned paper on those chipboard cogs spurred me to buy the Basic Grey Precision File Set. I totally killed two emery boards last night.


Jody said...

Welcome finally to blogworld, Jennifer!
You'll be another stop on my daily blog visits :)
Love all of your latest pages!

Pamela said...

Fun pics! And I love your layouts!