Hello and welcome to my Rubber Room!
I have been so busy these past couple of weeks, that I almost forgot to share the layouts we will be doing this month at my monthly workshop. The pictures are of my granddaughter, Deborah's Kindergarten graduation. She was very determined to wear her cowboy boots and hat, that her Popi gave her for Christmas. She loves those boots!
Papers are from My Reflection Notebook paper pack from Close To My Heart, along with the My Reflection My Stickease. I cut the title out on my Wishblade along with the two hearts. I used HP Photosmart Essential program for the template on the left page.
If you like the layouts I feature each month for my monthly workshops...why not consider ordering a scrapbook kit? I have all the details on my other blog http://www.creativebundles.blogspot.com/. If you have any questions, email me at Kit20296@aol.com. I'll be happy to answer them for you.
Until next time,
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Hello and welcome to my Rubber Room!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Greetings from the Rubber Room!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Greetings from the Rubber Room...
As you can see with all that I've been posting, I've been quite busy in the rubber room. I haven't had the twins in a couple of weeks, and I've been trying to put that time to good use by trying to get more layouts done.
This particular layout really gave me a run for my money! You see...my family lives in the high desert of California. So we hardly ever get any snow. If we do, its usually overnight and its gone the next day. We're also considered in high elevation, not too far from the Tehachapi Mountains. So, if we get a little bit of snow...then we know that Tehachapi got a lot more. A few years back, my hubby and I bought some property up in the Tehachapi Mountains, in an area they call "Mountain Meadows." When we did get that little bit of snow back in the winter of 2006, we knew there would be a whole lot more up on the property. AND our granddaughter was finally old enough to go up and play in the snow. So, Kelli and her father, bundled up Deborah and off they went to the property, to go play in the snow. I sent along the camera with Kelli and told her to take lots and lots of pictures, so I could do a snow scene layout. Something I don't normally get a chance to do.
Now, let me tell you what I did. First, I took my inspiration from Becky Fleck's book, "Page Maps" on pages 14-15. I used the papers from CTMH's My Reflection Collection's "Dicken's Village." Now anyone who knows me, I have such a hard time with big empty blank spaces on my page. I had a major problem with this layout because of the big empty space at the bottom. It could represent snow...but that wasn't good enough for me. So, I thought, what does Deborah and the property have that I really want to showcase here. Pictures were taken care of for Deborah. But the property, its big and wild, and nothing but wilderness up there. What attracted me to this property in the first place was all the trees. So, with my Wishblade and a file, a member on one of the many yahoo groups I belong to, I cut out the trees, using CTMH's "Petal" cardstock. Then with my sponge daubers, I sponged, Twilight and Desert Sand on the trees to give it more dimension. Using pop dots I adhered the trees to the page. But first...the white is there and I couldn't just leave it like that. So, I turned to my creative CTMH sisters and asked for some help. I received quite a few emails explaining how to represent snow on a layout. I took all their suggestions, and went to work.
Here is what I did: I tore several pieces of White Daisy cardstock. I then took CTMH Amethyst ink and sponge the edges. I tried using Petal ink, but it turned out looking too dirty for my taste, so I switch to a lighter shade. Then I covered the front of the cardstock with adhesive. I combined, white Fun Flock and my prism glitter and spread that over the front of the cardstock. I tapped off the excess and VIOLA!!!! I loved how that turned out. I hope you can see it from the photos I took of the layouts. Now, of course, seeing the layouts in person would be so much better...but I hope this is satisfactory and you get the idea.
Thanks so much for stopping in. I am so glad we had a moment to share. Come back again and don't forget to leave a comment. I love reading them! I'll have more artwork to post in the next couple of days.
So, until next time....
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Greetings once again from the Rubber Room!
I wanted to share with you the layouts I did for my son Kevin's album. The year was 1987, and he is just starting Kindergarten.
The papers are from Provo Craft. I had these papers in 8.5x11 size, but when I was at Michael's, I noticed they had the same papers in 12x12 size. I didn't have to blink twice before scrafing it up. Made doing this layout so much easier and alot more fun. All the bits and pieces of this layout is from my stash that I've been saving. Saving for what? That is why, I am going through everything and trying to use it up. The little heart in the lower right hand corner of the second page, was once a pin. I bought it at an antique store for $.50. No telling where you can find things to put your pages.
I hear some layouts calling my name...so I better get back to it. I'll have some more to share in the next day or two.
Thanks for dropping by. Don't forget to leave a comment. I love hearing from you.
So, until next time....
Friday, October 17, 2008
around the world below,
with tiny lights, like Heaven’s stars,
reflecting on the snow.
The sight is so spectacular,
please wipe away the tear...
for I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.
I hear the many songs
that people hold so dear...
but the sounds of music can’t compare
with the Christmas choir up here.
I have no words to tell you,
the joy their voices bring,
for it is beyond description,
to hear the angels sing.
I know how much you miss me,
I see the pain inside your heart,
but I’m not so far away,
we really aren’t apart.
So be happy for me, dear ones,
you know I hold you dear.
And be glad I’m spending Christmas
with Jesus Christ this year.
I sent you each a special gift,
from my Heavenly home above.
I sent you each a memory
of my undying love.
After all, love is a gift more precious
than pure gold.
It was always most important
in the stories Jesus told.
Please love and keep each other,
as my Father said to do.
For I can’t count the blessing or love
He has for each of you.
So have a Merry Christmas and
wipe away that tear.
Remember, I am spending Christmas with
Jesus Christ this year.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Its been fairly quiet the last few days, so I thought I would try to do some "catching up" in the scrapbook department. I am just so far behind. I don't think I've ever been ahead when it comes to having all my scrapbooks up to date. I just keep plugging along and doing layout after layout after layout. Its alot of fun, picking up an old layout that you started quite a while ago...and not remember what you had planned to do with it. Well, such is the case with these layouts. I do remember though, I was going to split this 2 page layout and put one page in Matthew's book and the other page in Deborah's. I guess I didn't like that idea, since I kept putting it back to complete later.
Well later has arrived and not only did I NOT split up this two page layout, I made another 2 page layout almost exactly like the first. So, now Deborah will have a 2 page layout in her album, and Matthew will have a 2 page layout in his.
On Deborah's two page layout, I received this kit from my local scrapbook store, quite a while ago. They had a demonstrator come in from Chatterbox, and you could sign up for this Chatterbox class. Well, their turn out was very successful, they anticipated for more though, so they put their kits up for sale. I love kits, so of course I bought one.
Now Matty's 2 page layout, I dug through some old papers I had, and found what seems to be the last of this CTMH paper pack. Its been a long time retired, that I can't even remember the paper pack's name. The tiny flower with yellow background paper came from my stash. Its part of the papers, my DH gave me a few years ago when I first started scrapbooking. I think the combo goes quite nicely together. The little tiny signage are from Making Memories and I also made some to fit my needs on my Wishblade.
I got a few more layouts completed these past few days, but I think I am going to wait and share them in the days ahead.
So stay tuned, cause there will be more to share in the days ahead.
Thanks for stopping by.
Until next time...
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Welcome to my Rubber Room!
If this is your first time visiting, sit back and enjoy and Welcome! If you've been here before, Welcome Back!
Today, I thought I would share with you the layout I just completed. I wanted to share it with you yesterday, but the winds were blowing so bad outside, I decided to wait till today to see how the winds would be. It seems to be mild today. So, outside I went with camera in hand to snap a photo of my latest layout.
Papers I used were from CTMH's Heart of Winter promotion this past January. How many of you look at papers and think right away what pictures to scrap with those selected papers? Do you go with your first thought or do you hem and hah and look for a better picture? I usually go with my first thought Why second guess yourself right? That means I don't have to waste time going through all my photos looking for just the right photo.
The photo is of my three children, Michael, Kevin and Kelli, taken in May of 1985. It was almost a year since we returned to the states from Iceland. Michael was 8.5 years old and Kevin was 3.5 years old and Kelli was just 21 months. WOW, time sure flies doesn't it? It just seems like yesterday, we were having their photos taken. Now, they are all grown and have children of their own. Oh goodness....do I sound like an old lady or what!
Well, this old lady is heading back to her scrappin' table and continue working on another layout. I'll try to get it completed in the next couple of days and post it here to share.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Hope you'll come back and visit again.
Until next time,