Sep 16, 2009
Simple stuff, but fun!
Here is a Halloween page I did, because I was verbally "challenged" my a staff member at the Memory Zone to come up with something unique using the cool new die cut paper from Reminisce. Boy, did I think I was clever when I decided to cut it into 2 sections & make a 2 page spread out of it. Little did I know that Angela Ploegman, Design Team member of Reminisce , had already done a page almost exactly like mine! I went to see if someone there had used it in a different way, but my page was essentially complete at that point. I was disappointed that I wasn't the first to come up with the idea, but glad to see that great minds think alike! ;)
Mine is quite a bit different from Angela's, aside from cutting the die cut paper apart. I used Reminisce witches hat paper & used the backside instead for the background because I was looking for a gradient effect to look like a sunset. The paper wasn't exactly the way I wanted it to look, so I used Hollyberry Red Glimmer Mist at the top to give a more orangish-red hue. I love how it turned out! Then I used black Stickles on the moon to add a bit more of a subtle accent to it. Looks kinda cool in real life. I used the same yellowish-orange cardstock from the title behind the house & pumpkins to add a bit more "glow" & added some yellow stickles to the pumpkins faces.
Next, I created a shadowed effect with the new Quickutz "Halloween" 12 inch border title that I thought was so cool, I just HAD to have it the moment I saw it!!
The cute little font at the bottom is Jack Sprat cut at 1 1/4" from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. This page was so fun & easy to do, the hardest part was finding the pictures I knew I had somewhere! LOL!
This is sweet little tag or ornament that I made for my demo at The Memory Zone last Sat. I used the Flower Nesting shapes from Quickutz & the snowflakes too. I cut them from a turquoise sugared paper from Doodlebug. The snowman was stamped using the JustRite circle stamps in the Something Sweet stamp set. I colored it in with colored pencils & cut it out. I think it looks cute with the trendy winter colors of red, white & turquoise! This was the most popular idea at the demo that day.
These are a couple of very simple treat/gift bags that I also made for the demo. I like to show people that you can make something that looks very cute, but very easy to make. These were a hit, but not quite like the snowman above!
This was card I made using some older Bo Bunny Holiday paper, but I used the the stamped circle text as a background for the card. I think maybe the decorative swirls might have looked better, but what's done is done.
This was an assignment for my design team project. I was to use the fabulous new Christmas Time line from Reminisce in a layout. This line is just GORGEOUS!!! So much sparkle & shine, enough to put a gleem in any scrapbooker's eye! This line is a standout show stopper, so I tried to keep it a bit simple so as to not overwhelm & take away from this darling picture of my daughter holding her Christmas List before giving it to Santa. It's still a really striking page, if you ask me.
The little arched area with the date at the top of the page is actually a large tag made from one of the Present stickers in this same product line. I printed my journaling on it & then embossed it so that it would have a bit of shine & texture. The slickness of it allowed me plenty of time to add the embossing powder before the printer ink dried. Then, on the back of the tag, I created a pocket from one of the scrap pieces left over from the matting I cut. This pocket is intended to hold the letter, if I can find it, as I believe that I was able to retrieve it from Santa once he stored into his memory bank at the North Pole. If not, there just might be a photo of it somewhere also. You might not be able to see it in this photo (you can click on any of the images to enlarge them) but there is a red jewel that I used on the reindeer's nose.
Well, sorry that this is soooo long, but when I talk, I talk a lot! LOL!
God Bless & have a great day!