Friday, September 9, 2011

Two new layouts!

After working on the board album for the past two or three weeks, it felt great to get back to layout scrapping. The owner of our local scrapbook store gave me some Bella Blvd. "Finally Fall" papers and coordinating Ciao Chip. I created two layouts that are on display in the store now.

My oldest daughter took these pictures of her two sons and a friend at Nickelodeon Universe in Mall of America. The title, arrow and borders were all cut from Finally Fall papers.
I adore the cute tree, owl and cloud chipboard! Here's a close up of the title and chip:

This apple paper was so much fun to work with! Again, the papers are Finally Fall and the chipboard is from the same coordinating Ciao Chip. Loved the look of the banner layered with the cloud and "fall" chipboard pices.

Both layouts were based on sketches by Stacey Lokovic of Inspired To Scrap from her August sketch class. The sketches were so easy to work with, and the best part was that they all called only for 4 x 6 photos. No special sizing or cropping needed!

My Sketch World is hosting a month-long ABC crop. There is a new challenge, based on a letter of the alphabet, each day, and the challenges alternate between a layout and a card. This fun card was created for "D is for Diecut". The cake was cut with the "Summer in Paris" Cricut cartridge. The bling doesn't scan well, but those are pink rhinestone swirls.

The annual local Homestead Festival (named in honor of our historic showpiece, the restored homestead of abolitionist and congressman Rev. Owen Lovejoy) Three of our four children (along with two children in law and three grandkids) are in town for the weekend. Hoping to get a few photos from the Fun Fair, parade and other events.

Have a great weekend!


Nathalie said...

Your projects are super fun Barb! I really like the Pickin' and Grinnin' and the way you put the banner around the halfl circle!

Ange said...

LOVE your layouts!! Great job and fun card!

just jennifer said...

such cute layouts! Puts me in the mood to scrap some fall pictures! I love how you did all the embellishments!

Julie said...

LOVE the pages barb!! such a pretty card too!

angie gutshall said...

Love your work! Such fun colors and designs! And congrats on the I2S DT!!

Anonymous said...

Love every one of these, Barb ~ and especially those great colors and whimsical designs on your Bella BLVD pages!! =)