As of today however, I think the flu has retreated and is moving on elsewhere to rain havoc on some poor soul.
Although I am not 100% I am indeed much better than last week, so after missing my craft-room for so long I decided to do something I haven't done in about a month. There are still a few photos (60) lying on my desk just waiting to be scrapped and retired to a scrapbook home. So here I go with two page layouts that I'd like to share.
To those of you that don't scrapbook, just think of a page layout as a giant size card, that you get to add more embellishments to. Or you can take a card sketch and turn it into a page layout. In my mind they are almost the same, at least the requirements tend to run hand-in-hand except on a different scale. .. hey I think that creating a page from a card sketch and vice versa would be a cool thing to do. I might give it a go the next time I create a page using a sketch. I'll share when I do but until then to each its own.
Check out my layouts and leave your thoughts for me.
They say (the mom) that Alexis is my double-mint twin and since she is a cutie I love the comparison (smiles)
Okay, on to the scrapping part. The paper is My Mind's Eye and I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the 3 border strips. I used a Tim Holtz die to cut out two lamp post and then I adorned them with a couple of daisies (is my spelling correct and these are daisies, aren't they?) courtesy of Petaloo. I added a couple of flourish stickers to add a little shine, and lastly were a few brads in the corner and the title "two peas in a pod" because that was so perfect for these two.
Well now moving on to my second page layout that I think turned out pretty good. I used the photo equipment at Wal-mart to print the photo in Sepia and Black & White, but decided to use the Sepia one for this page.
By time they graduate from High School they will have 2.5 years of college credit toward a Bachelor's Degree.
This photo also gives you a glimpse of my DT Girls minus the 2 that are not in the photo.
For this layout I used double-sided Websters paper to create the background and the black border strips. I used Spellbinders to cut the shape to the smaller border.
The flowers are Prima and Recollections. Beneath the photo I added a blue border using my newest Marianne Die and weaved a ribbon through it. Most of the leaves were cut from Marianne dies and a few were made with a Martha Stewart punch. I used the Weathered Clock die from Tim Holtz and added a metal butterfly.
I thought about entering these layouts in a few challenges, but I once again ran out of energy and with work looming in the early hours I thought perhaps now would be a good time to say to everyone....