Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fabric Dye Tutorial at Scrap and Stamp

There is a fabulous tutorial challenge up at Scrap and Stamp this week, it is how to use fabric dye on layouts by my friend Jowilna. It was really easy and the results are fantastic. I used turquoise fabric dye, mixed it with water in a small spray bottle and sprayed a piece of fabric and lace. If you look close you can see that I even used the lace as a mask on the left side of the fabric swatch. Then I heat set it with my heat embosser gun. Then you can instantly add it to your layout. So easy, right! So give it a try, here is my layout:

This is a special layout for a few reasons: 1) Julia was baptized that day at church camp (Northwestern Ohio Christian Youth Camp); 2) It was Scott's first baptism and it came after several hours of discussion with both of us; 3) Angels were there with us rejoicing! I also added the bible verse Acts 2:38 which explains how we are to be baptized in Jesus Christ.

As far as the page goes, the colors of the photos really matched the palette of these papers by My Minds Eye/Ooh La La collection. A beautiful layout for a magnificent day, Praise God.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sketch Challenges Fall Getaway

I wanted to create a layout about our recent fall getaway weekend to The Georgian Manner in Logan, Ohio. I found this fun sketch at Sketch Challenges by Pamela Young. Here is the sketch:

This is my take on the sketch, lots of yummy fall colors and textures. I adapted it into a double layout with 10 total photos! Most of the papers are Basic Grey/Indian Summer with lots of Jillibean Soup embellishments. There are also some very special embellishments that I got while on this weekend trip- I found some wonderful treasures at an Antique Mall. They are the vintage buttons and vintage patterns paper (behind the leaves) that I used on the layout! Also I used something new and different for me, fabric strips- they seem to be an up and coming trend in the scrapbook world.

Such a magical weekend deserves a special layout. As always, I would love to know what you think of it!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Sketch To Try

This week at Scrap and Stamp there is a new sketch challenge to try out. Take a look and give it a try, you have two weeks to complete it. Our sponsor this week is Torta Gialla Designs, and they are giving away a $10 gift certificate prize!
Here is the sketch:
This is my interpretation of the sketch, I did an altered shadowbox frame that is also a wedding gift for this weekend!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sketch Challenges Birthday Bash Blog Hop

So my friend Pamela has a great blog hop going on at Scrapbook Challenges this weekend to celebrate their Birthday! Go to Pamela's blog to begin the blog hop and then go here to find the hop on opportunity to join in the fun. I just could not resist this adorable sketch:

Here is my Halloween take on the sketch, Gabe was so cute in his costume as a turtle.
Love the color combo, some of my favorites and these Bo Bunny papers are just too much fun!

Hope you and yours had a fabulous Halloween too!