Saturday, March 27, 2010

Is she my daughter-in-law or my friend?

      That's the question most people want to know about my relationship with Krista. She IS married to my middle son...but when we scrapbook together, it is a friendship as deep as my other friends. And it confuses my daughter to be at a scrapbook event with us (Slick doesn't crop). No subjects are "sacred" when we are scrapping and we talk about it all. So glad that Mike chose someone I like.
So this summer when she, Patty & Miss Sally traveled to Bolingbrook to go to the scrapbook convention in St. Charles, I had an opportunity to take lots of pictures of her. Well, she was taking pics, but she wasn't in them! I've featured one of them in today's blog.
In the forum I frequent (though my DH would call it "stalking" cause I am on there so much. That's a harsh term..I don't mean any harm. I just can't get enough scrapbooking- - and he did move me away from my scrap friends- - so I have on-line friends. It could be soooo much worse!) As I was saying before I interrupted myself...in Creative Scrapbook Divas, I try to finish as many challenges as I can. This one was called 5 Color Copy Cat. All we had to do was copy (not crop lift, COPY) her layout, but change our 5 colors! Well, I woke up at 5:35 this morning with a need to create..and it was next on my list.
I started with a base sheet of Lily:Sweet Spring line from Fancy Pants. I have a coordinating sheet to do 2nd page with, will try to finish it tonight. I found the picture of Krista standing under a tunnel covered with Clematis vines at Fabyan Japanese Garden. I felt the doodled flowers on the paper reminded me of Clematis. I matted the pic with a yellow paper from Cosmo Cricket and an unknown brown. I really wanted to see the daintyness of the flowers...and always need an excuse to use my exacto blade. 
Some people have craft knives, but my exacto & I have history.  I got it back in high school when I started to do wood carvings and couldn't get my carvings exact with my pocketknife.  It has a plastic handle that fits me like an old pair of jeans.


 So out it came from my holder to trace partially around flowers petals so they would hug the photo.
It' not hard, don't be afraid, it's only paper!  I marked how far down I wanted the photo to go and just traced (we learned to do that in elementary, you know).  
And I finally got to use my new Postage Edge Sixxix Die from Tim Holtz. 

 It's only 5 1/2" long, so it required some repositioning to get it where I wanted it. I inked the edges lightly and glued it under the upper edge of the photo.  
 I needed some embellishments, I think she use brads on each side top left & bottom right.  But I chose to go with some transparency lady bugs from Heidi Grace.

 There was also a a circle transparency with a poem about friends that I backed with blue Daidy D's paper (yes I have had that awhile now...saving it!).  I cut a portion of it off to give the effect of being wrapped around the bottom.  I punched the lady bugs  out with 5/8" circle punch and mounted them on little scraps of leftover paper from mat paper and blue paper.  I popped them on foam dots before adding them in a row on the lower right side of photo.
I needed flowers for the left corner and none of mine seemed to work.  So I cut out some paper that the picture would cover over (remember I only had one pece of this).  A little adhesive magic, popdots, bling, lime green stickles on the large flower, name cut from my Cricut and......
I am very pleased with the result.  Now for those I constantly nag about journaling, I promise it will be on the second page (for you newbies, I almost always do 2 page layouts...just like the way they look when the page is open).  so my next challenge is to do a purple layout.  Mmmmm...Lisa likes purple, sounds like a layout about a BFF!  Some day I'll get around to scrapping about my kids...today I'm enjoying the challenge pages!
Hope you scrap what you enjoy....and keep dreamin'.

1 comment:

scoutingmom said...

I love the layout! I wish I had the time and creativeness to do the challenges!