Saturday, April 18, 2015

New Twin Layouts!

I just realized I haven't posted the layouts I finished for the twins' 1st year albums!  These were done freehand, without a sketch, and I really enjoyed testing out my own creativity!  

So here's catching up!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Lovable You

Here is my latest layout for Sophia's baby album, her 1 month old pictures.  Her sweet brother loved kissing on his babies and I happened to catch one such kiss on camera.  I'm not thrilled that my vellum quote didn't come out of the sticker machine like I expected, but I still love the layout.

This sketch is awesome because so many elements of it are easily adaptable to different types of layouts.  I really loved the flags on this one and had to incorporate that in mine.  My layout is only an 8x8, so I was limited on what elements I could include.  I used the left side of the sketch.

Cards Inspired by Pinterest

I find Pinterest to be an excellent source for inspiration when it comes to paper crafting.  I found a number of interesting cards that I used as inspiration for my own.  Here are a few that I put together for fun!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Baby Shower Card

I made this baby shower card for a friend and I love it!  The heart looks like a quilt!  Seems perfect for a baby.

It's inspired by this lovely sketch by Let's Scrap:

Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Blessing from Above

This layout is in Sophia's 1st year album and features her birth picture, one of me holding her shortly after and another of her and her twin.  I really love the color combination with these photos, I feel like it really makes them pop.

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I used this Let's Scrap sketch as an inspiration.  I really liked the blocks behind the photos and chose to do that on a smaller scale as mats behind my photos.  Because my layout is an 8x8, I had a little less room to work with, but I flipped the sketch pages to work with my photos.

I used a similar format for Olivia's album with the similar pictures, but chose to skip the blocks and go with something girly and elegant for the mats instead.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Father's Day Card

I made this card for my hubby for Father's Day.  Love this sketch from Feeling Sketchy.

My take on it:

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mommy Hugs & Daddy Kisses

I just had to use this gorgeous sketch from Let's Scrap in the twins' baby albums!  I love the gentle elegance of it.  Here's the original sketch:

And here is my take on it, recording the the first day (and the professional photos taken) as well as pictures of how tiny my sweet Olivia was that first week!  Olivia's album is very elegantly arranged, so this sketch matched perfectly.

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My flash takes away a little from it, but I really love the result.  Because this album is an 8x8, it's a lot harder to fit in extra elements, so I try to put all of the focus on the photos.