Monday, February 22, 2010

A Sketchy Family?!?

We were on holiday and had our photo taken and "Sketched" by one of the photo booths at the cinema!! We had a good giggle to all try and fit in the booth and between all the hair my hubby just made the picture (after about five pics!!).

I used the BIG punctuation mark stamp set from MSE to create my background. The asterisk (*) and full stop (.) made for the perfect flowers in orange and turquoise. I stamped the brackets on printed paper and then cut along the edge to create a border pattern - who said you needed border punches:).

I like the happy feel of the layout as it reminds me of the good time we had when we had the picture taken!! The colours are also summery and bright and I used the bold patterns just enough to accentuate the photo and not totally overwhelm it!

If you are more than three in your family - good luck trying to fit in that booth!!! :)

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oh Cristmas tree .....

I just fell in love with the Belle range from Kaisercraft. As is obvious I'm catching up on some Christmas photies!!

I love the distressed look of paint around the edges of a layout and I created a paper ribbon to add some interesting elements to the page. The torn paper adds to the vintage feel and the bracket draws the eye to the quote printed on the photo!

There is something a Christmas tree lights up in my heart! The feeling of peace and hope and to know that I'm truly loved. The quote reads : "Every time we love, every time we give..... it's Christmas!" We can have the Christmas spirit through-out the year - won't that be amazing!

Happy scrappin'

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Christmas past!

Phoooooeeeeee - ALLRIGHT, you can stop holding your breath - at last I posted again!! I'm what you call a BB (Bad Blogger) these days!

This photo was a chance shot in a shop on my cellphone! The Kaisercraft paper was perfect for the red and green in the photo and the wooden reindeer (a tree ornament!) was perfect with the antlers in the photo. I added a frame to the photo in Photoshop and blurred the busy background just a little as I wanted the shop to be visible - shows the silly moment we had!

The layout has a lot of white space -not to overwhelm the single photo on the page. With a few stitches, rub-on and cork embellishments the LO has just enough to keep the eye focused on the photo.

Hope you have many hours of happy scrappin'