Tuesday, April 26, 2011
CK peeps weekend
A couple weekends ago I went to Scrapbooks Too in Bloomington to scrap with my CK peeps! We had a terrific time. I was so glad to meet them IRL, and they are just as nice and funny as they are on the boards!
Here's a few of the pages I worked on then (click on images to see them larger):
I did the stamping and embossing at the crop, but I'd started the page at home. This is a little more technique heavy than I normally do. The stamped image is the yellow bubble border, which looks a little like patterned paper. And I love my cat in this photo. Doesn't she look wistful...
Like the last page, I started this page at home and did the stamping and embossing at the crop. The yellow bubbles are an embossed stamp. And I love the play on words in the title, "Co(s)mic Justice." I also felt great using older papers.
Just for info sake, the photo was blurry, so I used a 70's action on it--I think it was Pioneer Woman?
This one I made completely at the crop, my last page that I made out of Studio Calico's December kit. I made myself use the two pieces of the Making Memories Christmas paper, neither one of which I liked as they were--too busy!--but when 80% of the paper is covered by photos, it looks pretty good!
I like how I used the envelope on the side to house the title. To make the letter stickers stand out on the polka dots, I used a Jenni Bowlin Paint Dauber to cover the pattern a little. Those daubers are my new favorite toys.
Another one I started at home. I added the complementary paper strip on the bottom to balance the top.
This page I started at the crop and finished at home. I used the WRMK line "Maple Grove," which I won through a Scrapbook and Cards drawing for Project 12. LOVE that line. Unfortunately, I ran out of the brown woodgrain, so I used an orange woodgrain on the second page, then added a border trim on the bottom of each to balance it and make it look purposeful. And check out what ancient supply I cracked open on the rub-ons:
Yes, that's white flock. I used my clear glue pen and just sprinkled that all over the cloud. Clouds should be fluffy...
And for some fun...
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