Hello, Long time no see. I have been very busy. I have just came back from the Bee. More on that later. I have been working on things, and this is the first layout featuring my oldest nephew, Mike. It is actually a different concept for me, as I am not used to layers things on scrapbook layouts. these are older pictures taken from a project that he made in about the 5th or 6th grade. My mom saw them lying around, and well he got a A for the project (yay, Mike). Anyway, she thought I would take the pictures to make a layout. This is actually page two of a two page layout (I am still working on page 1.) I used a double-sided paper from Little Yellow Bicycle, and adhere to the back. Then I took Bazzill basics ribbon, and place it across the page. In the back of one of the photos (the one where he is picking oranges in Orlando, Florida), is some of the mesh by Making Memories. Other photos are when he was on a water holder, near my mom's family homested in Guinea, Alabama, abd the other is when he was 8 hugging Goofy at Walt Disney World, two days before the one with the orange picking was taken. the embellishments are from EK Success (I saved Mickey for another time).
Another Double Sided Moment. this time it features my youngest nephew, Deonte, and the love of my umbrella during a rainy 4th of July picnic . I titled the layout, Under My Umbrella. I took this from Rianna's song, Umbrella. The paper is by Creative Imginations, part of the Art Warehouse collection. The Blue Umbrella is from a clipart image I found off of Google images, and printed it on light blue paper. The title is also computer generated. I wrote my journaling around the picture with Tey just by himself and it reads: "Where's Deonte?" "Who's Feet are under the umbrella?" "Why?" "Because it is raining." "Where is Deonte?" "There is Deonte, and these are Deonte's feet under the Umbrella." The layout is simple, and I used the back side of the paper for waves.
Cards. I saw a You Tube Video on how to make Double Pocket Cards. I love this technique. Jst a little bit of adhesive, some jumbo Brads (the person on the video used jumbo eyelets, and set them with the cropadile). For the note cards, I used the Cuttlebug folder for this . Did I tell you I have a new little toy, and only got it for $42.00 at Mike's? Yep, they try to fight me on the coupon thing, but I told them that the cuttlebug was NOT a Cricut. so the manager let me have it for that price. I have one more of this kind to show you.
Tip: Want to get rid of papers you kind of like, make a card, and give it away. It works for me, but not in this case of the purple (lavender) card. The pink one, not so much.
Have fun in everything you do. You may discover some talent. Thank God for those talents, because you never know when you may need them one day. I will have a small blurp about my Longaberger ventures in a bit. Just rapping up what I made recently, and that is not all of it. Geez, I should have had a blog entry in between all of that time I was creating. I also had a birthday on July 21st, and getting ready for the Bee, can bee wonderful and nerve wrecking at the same time. (no the second "bee" was not a typo, LOL). God Bless You.