Thursday, August 28, 2008

Cool Collages

I've been creating collages today, with the Quick Collage Templates by Scrapbooks Etc. Here are a few.

Ocean Beach at Golden Gate State Park , California:
The historic Fisher-Hanlon House in Benicia, CA.:
The Solano County Fair in California:
Queen Wilhelmina Garden at Golden Gate Park, California:
Aren't these cool and fun? I'll be making more. I'm finding collages are perfect when I have a bunch of "general" photos of an outing or event. You know...those photos that you love, but really don't require a caption, and sometimes not even a title, because they pretty much tell the "story" on their own?

Gather up a handful of your own photos and send them off to me. I'll make you one of these lickity-split!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Variation on a Cool Digital Scrapbooking Technique

Today I worked on a two-page layout for one of my customers. Her husband built a huge truck for the purpose of "bogging" it; in other words, driving it through muddy bogs until it's entirely covered in mud! I had never heard of this - maybe it's something only done in Canada? I must say the photos sure look like fun, though!

Above is just one of the photos on the layout. I clipped the layout title right out of the photo, and I love the way it turned out. This is a variation on a technique I wrote about on my blog earlier this month.

View the finished 2-page layout on my website, Click on the Slideshows link at the top of the home page, then scroll down and click on "Krysta's Family Album."

Friday, August 8, 2008

Sisters Layout, and Thank you, DigiTreats!

Pamela, at DigiTreats, has been slowly working her way through the alphabet and creating digital kits for each letter. I didn't stumble on her blog until she was at around letter O, but I was able to purchase the kits for "K" AND she allows commercial-use. Her kits are sooooo cute! And so much fun to use.

I did this layout for a customer with two little girls whose names both begin with the letter K. The background paper and the little "k" button are from Pamela's Skip-K-kit. The ribbon, flowers and leaves are by Mulberry Lane papers.

Perfect paper and elements for these little sweeties!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Free Scrapbook Page Layout - Digi-Style

(Digital background paper by Xandra Martin.)

This technique of "filling" a rectangle/word template with a photo is all over the digi-scrapbooking world right now, and for good reason! Look how cool it is! I just love the simple yet, oh, so eye-catching look, of this layout.

I first saw the idea in the August/September issue of "Digital Scrapbooking" magazine (created by digital artist Jenny Seiler) then, shortly after, numerous bloggers and other digital artists have jumped on the bandwagon and created templates using words from the months of the year to their kids' names. Yeah, VERY popular!

If you like it, too, here's your chance to have it customized for you! Simply send me one digital photo (or mail a printed photo and I will scan it for you--see my websitse for my mailing address), let me know what single word you would like used directly underneath the photo AND what short phrase to replace "Rock Climber." This is FREE to my blog readers during the month of August.

Hurry! It's only until the end of the month.