Thursday, August 12, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge, Week 19

This week the Heart 2 Heart Challenge is a sketch challenge.  We have to take this sketch and make it our own.  Be sure to check out the other projects here
I decide to make a scrapbook page so here it is:

And since I tend to make double layouts, I came up with a page to go with it.

The second page is very similar to the sketch as well.  It looks like I just turned it upside down and added another circle.  Complete accident, I assure you. 

I used the blue patterned paper from our Moon Doggie paper pack and the striped paper is from a retired pack called Free Spirit.
I kept the pages fairly simple so that the pictures could shine through.  I took these pictures the day we visited the Myall Sand Dunes.  What an incredible place.
I sanded all the Indian Corn Blue cardstock and the edges of the striped paper.  I also lightly sanded the edges of the pictures. 

I made the little title tags by covering CTMH dimensional elements with Indian Corn Blue cardstock.  I used a couple of the book plate DEs for the tags.  I stamped the "Life is good" with ICB ink.  The stamp is from the Treetops stamp set.  I hand wrote on the other tag with an ICB marker. 

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge, week 18

Love Family, Cherish Tradition.
This week's challenge was Tag! You're It!  You can make any type of tag or have a tag as a project. 
I decided to make a two page layout with some pictures from Memorial Day weekend.  The pictures are of my parents, my kids, my brother and his wife.  I am really happy with how it turned out.
The paper is Magic Moments and the layout is from the Cherish book.  It is called Simple Contrast.  I switched the pages left to right and also rotated the larger picture 90 degrees. 

Here are some closer views of the details:

The stitching on the left hand page

All the letters are chipboard letters, coverd in Indian Corn Blue cardstock and cut out.  The edges were inked with Cocoa ink.  All the letters were then popped up with 3D foam dots.  On the "F", I added two small Cocoa buttons and a small medal tag.  The tag is an old Connection Club item, that I got before I was ever a consultant. 
I mixed and matched all different chipboard letters.  Some are Close To My Heart, but some are not. 

 Here is the right hand page.  Notice the three journaling tags, tucked behind the 5x7 photo.

Here's a view with the tags pulled out.  I didn't have any sort of template for the tags.  I just free-handed them. 

The letters for Tradition were made the same as the letters for Family.  This time, the little tag says Cherish. 

Here's the hand stitching on the right hand page. 

A closer view of my family's sillest faces.