Monday, November 30, 2009

So Happy Together

Layout made for Donna by Jolee Jane So fun capturing the feeling of " togetherness"
in Donna's pictures of her recent get away with her Hubby
Fun with felt , silver coil, and a vintage Christmas bead

A time for reflection and rest:::

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Page by Cheryl For Nan

I love these photos of Nan and her daughter Franny. I've had the blessing of meeting this sweet cute gal and she is full of life. I love that Nan wanted to scrap these special memories of a mom and daughter at camp. Such a cute photo of Fran so I cut it out to make it a little more realistic looking.

I wanted a more rustic look since 'Camp' was the theme so I added beads for rocks, drew a tree, added some flowers, a vintage handpainted bluebird bead, a dragonfly and more. I used a special technique to get the color for the sky and the tree. I'll share more later as I'm working on the possibility of getting our journey published. I left a little journaling spot for Nan to record some special memories . . . the tag is enclosed in a semi-hidden pocket and states 'Slide Out'. What cherished memories for a mom and daughter to share. Nan is a wonderful mother and is building a legacy of warm memories for Franny.

I duplicated a similar page for myself and scrapped some photos of a Farmer's Market my aunt and I attended in Temecula.

So since it's Thanksgiving . . . I'd like to say that I'm thankful for children, for my Lucky 13 friends here, for my crafting friends and for the blessing of calling Nan a friend! I'm wishing you all a blessed Thanksgiving with loved ones. May you build many warm memories together this holiday season.

Warmest Thanksgiving blessings.

~ Cheryl

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Elena's August Photos by Angela

Yeah, yeah. I know, it's NOVEMBER and I'm scrapping a nice, summery photos from August. That's what I love about scrapping- it's snowing at my house this weekend but I can have little creative escape through photos. That's my story and I'm sticking to it...

Elena's photos were fun to scrap because I didn't feel like I was held to any theme. These aren't birthday or vacation photos, they are just plain old fun and playing around photos and I like to think of Elena just goofing around after the challenging year she's had. As for tips and techniques, there's really nothing ground-breaking happening on this page but while I was creating it, I did realize that I have been so busy as a Lead Fiskateer for the past year and a half, I can't remember the last time I took time out to shop for delicious embellishments just for my very own fun. I'm dangerously low on supplies (*shout out to all scrapbook companies!*) so I improvised and hand lettered my title and cut out the butterfly from scratch with nothing but my handy-dandy Fiskars scissors. I even got brave and hand-drew a frame right onto the canvas. Sometimes it's nice to get back to basics.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Down by the sea

Page created for Melanie by Jane Pollock So fun working with canvas, I am constantly inspired by all the artists in lucky 13 and feel so very blessed to be part of such an amazing group;)

sewing layering and distressing myself into a frenzy

cant stop fraying the ends of the canvas sheet::::::

Melanie with her bright blue eyes and her pretty red dress, love this color combo with aged paper and canvas