I made 3 of these as I worked on getting the proportions right. One was way too large and required making a big envelope. The last 2 worked perfectly. There are birthday wishes in the center blocks of each leg. Could also have a sentiment on the top squares.
What a sweet (pun intended) page, thracian ! I love the way you balanced the large photo block with the smaller journaling one, and all the pretty elements stacked in each. How did the surgery go?
The surgery went very well--thanks for asking! I thought his eyelid mass was a stye for so long. They removed the mass and it was benign. He has much less tear staining now, and more importantly, it doesn't bother him. He will occasionally scratch at it but not nearly as often. He turned 10 in January and is still my cuddly love. <3
AussieMeg Love all the blue on your 'Hot Summer Days' double LO. Such great energy with the vertical elements juxtaposing the main horizontal paper strip composition! I think your journaling on three labels is genius and creates just the right amount of contrast to the bubbles of the top pattern paper strip. Also, your beachy photos are killing me: can it be summer over here already? ☀️🌊 'Best Friends Always' is so adorable: the stitched heart row, adorable doodly ephemera and stinkin' cute smiley faces! I love that the top banner has been attached with staples and how you mirrored the girls' clothing colours with the pattern papers. 'Emma's 4th Birthday' is really well done. The glitter paper adds great pop and texture. You did wonderfully with the sketch. I love how clean you went for the line of photos! 'Aunty Bev's 80th' is such an elegant yet modern execution of the Bonus challenge. I really appreciate your eye for balance and subtle contrast: the circle elements on this page are on fire. I love you how you turned them into scallops with the striped pattern paper and chose those flowers to emphasise the round dynamic again. The line of stitching is just perfect.
kitbop Oh, look at that cute kitty face! 🐱 *boops laptop screen* Pip looks so much like my mother's foster kitty, it's uncanny. Love that you made a page about two Christmas gifts from different years. The play on shapes with the hexagons is incredible on this LO and I'm secretly adding this to my Scrappy Inspiration pinboard. Must do something similar with a stamped background paper. I really like how you popped up a Christmas stamp embellishment on top of it, by the way. *takes more notes* You did that Pebbles Christmas line justice! Gorgeous layering, by the way. 'An Amazing Day In Stratford' is full of scrappy goals: extracting the blue to ground the LO, lovely matting, shape play and tucking embellishments on the sides. The numbers really emphasise the story told like a planner page showing you the course of the day, so smart! You are rocking those hexagons. Love all the subtle stitching on this page. 👌
nylene So much cuteness in your 'Chocolate Bunny' LO! I love that you recreated the Easter egg hunt in the garden with your LO. 🥚🌿🐇 You're so good at telling the story with your crafting skills by illustrating what you're documenting. Love the white butterflies with sequin bodies: so delicate and fresh. The easter egg banner is perfect and I really appreciate how you chose to make the bunting blue (colour of the sky, I see what you did there!) to let the bright Easter egg shades shine.
#4 cardstock, pp, blue,Y=yellow=4, #7 Hearts, #11 Dies, #14 Rectangle, #30 Stitched Dies, #31 Make a card, #51-just got die in mail that day, #56 tiny rhinestones, cards made and posted =13x3=39 points.
I am amazed by people who can actually sew complicated patterns. Great job with the period costume, Linda ! And I love that your outdoor art page has a photo of her face and then a closeup of her creation.
That swap group sounds like fun, gramma . Do you each get a part of the page to create and then share your pages later?
grammadee - Thank you - the costume was actually really easy sewing for the most part...the chemise used a pattern but the skirt, apron, and headscarf were all cut by measurements (rectangles except the scarf was a triangle). The bodice was the hard part - it's reversible, had darts and vents, and those dratted handsewn eyelets. This is my second outfit - DD18 participated in the event as a 6th and 7th grader as well. She was more petite than her sister though so her costume didn't fit.
Linda (Refupea 895) mum to three - a Navy Sailor, a college student, and a teen 2019 211 layout/ 63 cards 2018 429 layouts/150 cards 2017 451 layouts/155 cards
grammadee The swap organizer chooses 2 themes each month. You must make a title plus 4 additional pieces. All the pieces are supposed to be at least 4 layers. You swap then make your own layout. This is my first month so I'll see how it goes.
I'm over at the crop, cheerleading on everyone. Took me 40 minutes to go through and reply to the new comments that were posted while I was asleep. Sorry for being quiet on this side of the board this weekend, ladies!
Managed to finish one LO yesterday evening before snoozing off on the sofa.
Digital 12x12 LO: "Unwind" about going back to the gym with friends at the beginning of the year (got to get rid of all the holiday food weight ) Blurred for privacy.
Challenges met: Project finished & shared (2) #2 Online Crop Bonanza (double the points) | #4 Bingo - flowers, cardstock, patterned paper, green, brad, wood, staples, free space: typed journaling, pink, specialty paper, something with 'L' - monstera leaves, something with 'U' - "Unwind" title word art, something with a 'C' - celadon green, line completed (18) | #8 Stripes, Floral and Polka Dots (1) | #12 Green - bonus point for monochromatic (2) | #14 Rock Those Rectangles (1) | #15 Be There Or Be Square (1) | #30 Stitch In Time (1) | #32 Handwriting (1) | #37 Equinox - balancing act with the legs in the photo (1) | #38 Spring-kle - tiny glitter ink splatter (1) | #40 March On (1) | #41 Digi-You See This (1) | #48 Metallics - tiny silver glitter splatter (1) | #51 New Or Unused - freshly bought digi papers + embellishments (1) | #54 All That Glitters (1) | #61 Mixed Media - digi ink splatter + watercolour (1) | #68 Get Wordy - title + word strips (1) Total: 72
Your 8x8 pages have a classic look, Linda. I love the clean lines and how you use colour.
Your pages are gorgeous, sleepingbooty! Love all the open spaces and the soft hues. Don’t apologize about not hanging out here this weekend. You are doing a bang up job over at the crop. Lots of fun and creativity going on this weekend!
Post by sleepingbooty on Mar 16, 2019 15:50:33 GMT
Just dropping in with my creations. Promise to come back in later to catch up on commenting!
From the crop, here's my take on one of yesterday's challenges about making something for someone different: here's a LO for the parents of a Muslim friend who always invite us over at some point during Ramadan to break fast with them. This is a little iftar (breaking fast dinner) page that I'll fill in with a photo (friend shared a Google folder to choose from but there are hundreds of photos of Ramadan last year and I haven't gotten around to selecting one yet so I'm just reusing the blossom picture as a place holder). I'll get this printed as a large 12x12 photo and frame it to thank them for extending the yearly invitation.
Challenges met: Project finished & shared (2) #2 Online Crop Bonanza (double the points) | #4 Bingo - flowers, cardstock, patterned paper, fabric, blue, brad, free space: typed journaling, specialty paper, something with 'L' - latticework for wood veneer piece, something with 'C' - collage for the pattern paper design, line completed (15) | #7 Hearts (2) | #14 Rock Those Rectangles (1) | #15 Be There Or Be Square (1) | #30 Stitch In Time (1) | #32 Handwriting (1) | #38 Spring-kle - glitter ink splatter (1) | #41 Digi-You See This (1) | #45 Wood You Please (1) | #46 Stamps (1) | #48 Metallics - light silver and light gold (5) | #51 New Or Unused - freshly bought digi papers + embellishments (1) | #54 All That Glitters (1) | #60 Ribbons, Strings and Bows (1) | #61 Mixed Media - digi ink splatter + gesso stroke (1) | #68 Get Wordy (1) | #70 Three's The Charm - 3 clusters (1) Total: 76