Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Baby Face

Hi there! Welcome back to my Rubber Room...

I just completed the layouts for this month's workshop. This month we are using CTMH's Emporium paper pack along with CTMH's "Connections" stamp set. I used the instructions CTMH gave for their Workshop on the Go, but changed it just a tiny bit. These pictures I have showcasing in the layouts are of my twin grandsons, Benny and Jaden. Their first year album is a 9x9 size. So, all I did was reduce all the measurements to accommodate a 9x9 layout. Also, when I was placing my order, I needed to order enough pewter brads for all the gals in the workshop. Only problem is I forgot to include myself in that number. So I improvised and used some prima flowers and itty bitty brads instead. I love the scallop edge on the layouts using ink and a brayer...just watch...I'll be using that technique again!

Now, when I do one layout for one of the twins, I simply have to do another. So, with these layouts, the same goes. The first two layouts are of Benny....these next two layouts are of Jaden. Same layout, just different pictures.

Now, the title "You've got the cutest little baby face" came from a blog that I subscribe to. This gal Bethany is so creative. What she can do with a saying a fonts...its remarkable. She saves her work as a png file. Well, I have Adobe Illustrator on my computer and have no idea how to use it. Well, I decided, Sunday morning, to give it a try. I clicked and clicked and clicked some more. And the title of my layout is what I changed. Thank you Bethany for giving us a great foundation to create some awesome titles and sayings. Bethany's blog is She has loads on there, so happy browsing.
That's it for today. I need to do some major housework with the rest of my day. The twins are coming home tonight, and I do like to start off the time they are here with a clean and tidy house. Its not always that way, when they leave on Sunday morning...but at least we can start off the time right.
So, until next time.....
Happy Scrappin'!
Inky Hugs,

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Our Baby Girl

How many times do you do use a particular sketch? Once, twice? Well, I am preparing for my workshop and my order hasn't come in yet...but I really wanted to try out this layout with something other than the papers they were designed for. And in keeping with my New Year's resolution, of working on all the baby albums...I started off with my granddaughter, Deborah's album. I am almost through with her first year...but have plenty to do for the boys' albums. I am using a combination of papers in this layout. Some are Close To My Heart, some are from K and Company and the rest is just from my stash.I made a gsd file of the flowers and cut them on my Wishblade, along with the title on the second page. This next page, "First Day," I completed about half of it last year, but had to put it up either because I was out of ink for my printer, or I needed new blades for my Wishblade. Either way, it didn't get completed till this past week. When Deborah was born, she had the worse case of jaundice. It was so bad, they kept her an extra day in the hospital. The pictures are from the first day she was in the incubator. Such a big baby for such a tiny bassinette. Deborah weighed 9 lbs, 10 oz when she was born.
Thanks for stopping by and permitting me to share. I'll have the workshop layouts completed in the next day or so, since my order was just delivered. YAY!!! So, until next time...Happy Scrappin'!! Leanne

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy New Year!!

I know, I know...I am about 2 weeks late in wish all of you a Happy New Year. That just seems to be the way my life is going. I did want to share with you the layouts I started way back in November, but had to put away to prepare for my workshop and then all the holiday preparations. So, it wasn't till I got all the decorations put away, and the house put back in order, that I finally sat down at my table in the rubber room and finished up all 8 layouts. Let me explain what I did here. This first layout, is the same for all four of the grandchildren's albums. The next set of layouts are the individual layouts for each of them. The layouts and embellishments are all the same...the only thing I changed was the pictures.

I used a variety of products. Mostly CTMH's cardstock. I had cut alot out on my Wishblade and others I just had on hand.

Now, I've decided to work on all the baby albums. I have to convert Deborah's newborn page to a 12x12, so that is my latest project at the moment. Then I plan on doing the 6 month old page for the twins. Those will be the layouts we'll be doing at this month's workshop. I'll make sure I share them when I get them all completed.

I should get back to it so I can get them done. Thanks for stopping by...until next time...

Happy Scrappin'

Inky Hugs,