Thursday, April 27, 2006

Vallecito Reservoir

I did this layout for a class on layout design. I used a kit called Strength by Tracy Ann Robinson, Kylie Clark, and Trish Jones, which is a fundraiser to help support the victims of Cyclone Larry, and is available here: I also used an inking effect by Atomic Cupcake, and a sketch from Layout Blueprints.

Journaling reads: We spent one night in a cabin at Vallecito Reservoir. While the lake was pretty, we agreed that it was not an area that we would return to. After seeing many different areas, we both agreed that we liked the Almont area the best.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


I always talk about my cat, because I'm a cat person, but we also have a dog. So I actually did a layout of him last month. Fred is a laborador retriever. You can see the gray in his muzzle in this picture - he his 13 years old, which is pretty old for a black lab.

Faithful Friend Kit by Marcee Dugger. Grungy Date Stamp by Meryl Bartho. Staple by Valeri Brumfeld.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Another Circle Journal

I wasn't going to do this to myself again, but I did. I joined another circle journal. This one is a little different though. It is a digital circle journal. And since I'm really hooked on digital stuff these days, I thought I would really enjoy this one. So far, I am - of course, I've only done one set of pages so far. I hope I'm not sorry before I'm done! A few of the themes are going to be really challenging for me, but we'll see how it goes. Here are my first pages - the theme was favorite nature photo with quote (which reads "In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. by Aristotle). Kit is by Lauren Bavin.

The theme for my next set of pages is "I'm So Proud Of . . . ME!"

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Overlay Class

These are a couple that I did last month for a class on overlays.

Way Behind on Posting

I've done a few layouts (not too many), but I haven't uploaded any of them. So I need to post some of them. We visited some friends last year that we just visited again this year, so I finally got a few of the photos scrapped so that I could take a 2 page layout with us to give to our friends. After giving them to our friends, I made a few more changes (the beauty of digital), so here are the new pages. Basically, I added the names of all the animals.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Thinking about Birthdays

Digital Scrapbook Place is celebrating its second birthday this week, so there are lots of challenges and contests going on. One of the challenges today is to write about our birthday. Mine was 3 months ago - I turned 51 on January 6th. We don't make a really big deal out of birthdays anymore - but it is kind of a special day. The person whose birthday it is gets to do pretty much whatever they want to on their birthday (within reason, of course). I don't even remember what I did this year - but I probably sewed (or maybe stamped). Then I think my mom took us out to a really nice Japanese restaurant for dinner (or it may have been the day after, because I might have had a quilt guild meeting on my birthday). All of our birthdays are right after Christmas (mine is first, then my son's is January 12th, and then my husband's is February 2nd), which makes it really hard to plan presents. I had already gotten my Canon Digital Rebel for Christmas, so I don't remember what I got for my birthday. It's really hard to write about 3 months later!