Monday, October 29, 2012

ScrapRemix 5 & Albums...

Okay, it's a given I can't photograph the layouts, but why is it the past few days that all my pink letters look totally different in person than on the photographs??? For instance, check out this layout's PINK letters...

Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper, MyMindsEye, Pink Paislee; Stickers: American Crafts, K&Co; Flower & Gems:  K&Co, The Paper Studio; Twine: Doodlebug; Ink: Ranger, Tsukineko; Pen: Sharpie

See what I'm talking about... those letters look exactly the same pink as those stripes in my kitchen.  I think it may be time to strike out for an OttLite! 

I rather like this page... don't love it but like it fine enough.  I actually put all those papers and photos together then went to bed for a while because I didn't know what else to do (and I really am feeling rather bad lately).  Then Suddenly, it came to me!!!  I knew what I had to do!  I grabbed a white paper rose, dabbed it with a paint brush soaked with chalk ink, grabbed a few of those gem thingys, added the title & journaling, and hey! called it done.  Then I went back to bed feeling a little better about life in general (those are my days lately, bed - up - bed - up, you know what I mean!)

Todays prompt was about using pale colors and, I think, about using those A-sides that we buy paper for... you know the ones like those beautiful MyMindsEye with the birdcages or words in the corners.  But when Shimelle went into detail, she didn't really address using those emblems - unless you cut them out and use them elsewhere.  I was rather disappointed as I love those papers but rarely will even think about using them as I have no clue how to make a decent page out of them.  But I think I will try later for a JC page using one of those MME Lost & Found bird pages - just for the heck of it.  I'll show you how that works out later. 

But then again, I did use a pale background with an emblem in the corner of the A-side paper in this layout that I posted a couple of weeks ago...

I really like this page so maybe I can just use the same principle - but the papers I need to use up are those super vintage looking ones.  I guess we'll see, hmmm.....

While lying here today, I read through some of Shimelle's posts about albums.  You know, because of all these 'events' I have been scrapping for this year (okay, I know there's only been two, but that's two more than I've ever done before!) and just scrapping for the fun of it with GiGi having so many photos available, GiGi will have two albums just about her this year - not including what goes into the annual family album.  But don't feel too sorry for JC, his other grandmother is the one that started all this scrapping business 13 years ago while she was a rep for Creative Memories and did a scrapbook for my daughter's ex-husband.  And she is still very active today so I am sure that JC has plenty of albums of his own for every year at their home.  I have been somewhat lax over the past few years, well always really, because I scrap in spurts.  I have albums going for my family's annual albums, myself, my brother, my mom & dad, my ancestors, JC's sports & baby albums, GiGi's cheer & baby albums, and all the ingredients for my daughter's that I have only actually done one two-page layout for; none of which have more than a few pages completed.  But there are dozens of mini-albums laying around covering everything from genealogical data to every Christmas, love story, etc.  That's just how my scrapping rolls.  Hopefully I'll get something accomplished now that I am feeling my groove and will soon have a scrap room again - I've never had a scrap room and my groove at the same time. Hmmm....

Okay, that's it for today.  I hope everyone is Artistically Endeavored... if not, go find your groove girlfriend!


"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way." - Edward de Bono


  1. Lovely layouts. I am one of those - cut out the awesome A side "embellishment" cluster scrappers. I have before though cut around one with an exacto knife and stuck a photo under it, while not actually removing it from the paper (does that make any sense at all?)

    1. Charissa that makes perfect sense. And while I am all about cutting the 'embellishment' out and using elsewhere or scrapping over it, I'd just like to know how to do it as it's meant to be done. I'm all about cutting up paper, one of my favorite things to do... but I'd just like some help with that whole using it for the reason I bought it thing. (Now, does that make any sense at all? LOL!) By the way, love your layout. And thank you so much for stopping by!

  2. I love this layout--the papers make it so sweet and full of vintage-y goodness! It's kinda funny that the pinks only match in person. That's really strange! ;-)

    1. Thanks Cynthia - I've been checking out your cards and your doing some beautiful work over there at Wandering Buckeye!!! You know I've always had problems with pinks for some reason, regardless of the camera I use or where I take the photo. Even back in April at the RV I had the same kinds of problems with pink always not coming out the way I was seeing it. I don't know why Pink hates me when I love it so much!!