Monday, February 23, 2009

Week #10

Mini Album: Be real
Are you a blogger “wannabe?” The time and energy associated with the upkeep of a site may seem too daunting. So…consider this mini album / journal to be in place of a blog. Create this book so that you can record some of the “real stuff” in life. Some serious, some funny, some not so funny, most importantly, keep it real!

Well I am keeping it real by this mini album dedicated to my Birthday Vegas celebration with no real camera. I had to use a disposable and the pictures were terrible and far and few between! So I wondered how I could still re-create my memories. I used this box that mom bought at Michael's and had added embellies to it. She gave it to me with spending money for the trip. So a mini album is born. I cut the chipboard to size and used O rings from the bead department to put the album together so ut accordians in and out of the box. I created pockets to add mementos, tickets, and more journaling. The paper was the Basic Grey Scarlet Letter. I used some Jolee embellishments, stamps by the paper company and charms from Michaels. Hope you enjoy!

Week #9 Challenge

Doodle on Photographs
Don’t be afraid to express yourself by doodling right on your photos! (If you’re worried about ruining them, doodle on a digital print.) Try using your own handwriting in an open area of the photograph – or use a doodle rub-on instead!

I'm not sure if you can see the doodling on my photo, but that's as close as doodling gets for me. Rub-ons or stamping, because my own free hand is FUGGLY!!! However, I believe this meets the qualifications for dooling on a photo!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Week #7

Take an Artistic Photograph
It’s easy to capture photographs of family and events. But for this challenge, Elsie wants us to look through the lens of our camera as a photo enthusiast. Take a closer glance at things in your life that you might otherwise walk on by. Look for beauty in unexpected places, inside and outside your home!

I normally don't just scrap one scenic picture, because I think albums should be about people or specific events, so this challenge was cool because it will help me remember the beauty of a moment in a place that I really will remember. This was taken at Disneyland right beside the ticket line. It was one the day that we bought our annual passes for this year and Disneyland is infamous for their vegetation, but also it was a great reminder that that spring time is here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Week #6

Create a Ribbon Cluster
Ribbons are beautiful accents on a page – no matter what! But why not take the next step? Challenge yourself to create an accent with a cluster of ribbons. Just tie two, three, four or more ribbons and cluster them together in the same area on your page. To finish the look, tie them onto cardstock, weave them through an embroidered border, or hook a tiny safety pink through them.