Saturday, September 19, 2009

Date Night

I have been scrapping away this September. I joined so many challenges this month that I have been busy. Thankfully I have also been pretty inspired this month as well so it has been a lot of fun and hasn't felt like an obligation at all. This layout has probably been my favorite that I have scrapped this month and possibly ever. The photos are from a very recent date night that my husband and I went on. We went to one of our favorite restaurants and then to a movie. On the way to the movie we saw a photo booth and I insisted we stop to get our photos taken to capture the evening.

This was for the ABC challenge on This round's letters were KLM. K was for know how- What is something that you know feel is your know how is scrapping? What do you do often? For my know how I chose cutting elements out of patterned paper by hand. I am always cutting out certain design elements from paterned paper. I hand cut the butterflies out of paper from the Basic Grey Ambrosia line.

L was leaf. There had to be at least one leaf in the LO. There is a leaf sticking out the bottom of the flower. This posed a bit of a problem as I could only find leaves that were didn't match my layout in my stash. After a hefty dose of black ink I felt my brown leaf was acceptable for my layout.

M was for masking. I love masking so this was an easy step for me. The whole design of the layout actually started with the Tim Holtz Flourish mask. I wanted it to be a main part of the design and I wanted to layout to follow it and mimic it with a sense of whimsy that I felt it provided. Once I was almost done with the layout I had the idea to mask the title as well. It is kinda hard to read, but that was my intention. I wanted it to kinda fade into the layout and not be too blatant or obvious.

The rest of the patterned paper and the large flourish are also from the Basic Grey Ambrosia line. I finished it off with a hint of bling and plenty of Tim Holtz Black Soot Distress Ink.

More exciting news

I subscribe to the Mosh Posh Monthly kit club and yesterday one of their wonderful design team members spotted my layout "Big DVD" in the gallery and asked if they could post it on their blog. Of course I was very flattered and agreed. This has been a very exciting week for me. Check it out here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Design Team

I am super excited to announce that this week I found out I will be designing for an awesome new blog called Frosted Designs. There will be all sorts of fun activities and great inspiration. Be sure to check it out! This is my first design team position and I am really excited about it. I can't wait get to work on some projects. Thanks to Jamie and Meg for their confidence in me!