Monday, April 18, 2011

My simple yet favorite page

This is part deux of "gettin my scrap on".  This page literally took minutes. I guess if you count the number of items on the page, it would almost be a minute per item.  Said that way, it should have come together even more quickly!!! I was shuffling through my new paper, seeing if something fit this photo, came across this page, and the layout was born.
I almost didn't add anything else because I love the "white space" on the page, but opted for a few more things.
 As this will be the closing page in my St. Kitt's album (only 2 more pages left to go...), I opted to include some brief journaling. The little journaling stamp I purchased from Scrap2it recently, and I just knew it would come in handy!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Gettin my scrap on!

I'm not what you would call a quick scrapper by any means. I enjoy the process of creating, even if it takes a long time to put a page together. So imagine my surprise when I put not one, but two pages together in less than 10 minutes recently. Okay, so maybe my stuff wasn't glued down yet, and I added one more embellishment to one page later, but really, they were done. What do I attribute this recent creative frenzy to? Well, I had just purchased a package of patterned paper on closeout at Ross (score!!!), and it was sitting on my desk next to the photos I wanted to scrap...and before you know it, the pictures just jumped on the pages. Really.
Now, these pages are simple, I didn't even mat the photos, but I didn't need to. They just blended right in with the rest of the page, and I love them.
These photos were taken right before we left the hotel to come home. The brown netting originally held some cinnamon pine cones, and was destined for the trash before I saved it for projects. I have been using netting and tulle on my projects for almost 6 months, and now see it's getting popular on pages. I tend to be a little ahead of my time fashion wise, but now on my projects? Very cool. Until the product you want doesn't exist yet (happens frequently in fashion), then it's not so cool.

Also included on the page is a faux peacock feather, just to lend some whimsy and movement to the page, as well as some ephemera in the form of the Cuban cigar box wrapper. One of us may, or may not have smoked a Cuban cigar while in St. Kitts. :)

I'll show the other page soon, it's one of my most favorite pages I've done in a long time. And it took about 3 minutes. Gotta love it when that happens. Until next time.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

wildlife photos

So I'm nearing the end of my St. Kitts album, and made this page about the local animals we saw.
The paper is from a kit I bought for the St. Kitts album, and I used some delicious 7Gypsies sticky tape to make the flower. I die cut my title from scrap paper in the kit, and love the bright colors. I also added the green flourishes (also die cut), as everything was looking too linear.
My favorite photo is the lizard, I snapped this picture while we were sitting outside of Caribelle Batik on the little porch. Only a few more pages to go!!!