Thursday, January 22, 2009

Some of my older work...

A few people have requested it, so today, I thought I'd share some of my own scrapbook pages that I have completed over the years.

The first one is a layout I made for a monthly sketch challenge at our local scrapbook store. Unfortunately, at the time I was using an 8 1/2 x 11 scanner and stitching is not my strong suit. The adorable paw paper is from Reminisce. I love how fun and colorful it is!

Aside from doing pet pages, I've also been working on layouts for my childhood album. Since I loved playing with dolls when I was a little girl, I thought this pattern paper from Karen Foster would be perfect. I cut the doll houses out of the pattern paper and then adhered them to the second page to make a little "neighborhood". I used some pop dots on various houses to give it more of a 3D effect. Then, using various colored cardstock, I made a paper piecing of a larger doll house (pg 1) to add a coherency between the two pages of my layout. Finally, I added some flower rhinestones...just because every girl likes a little bling! :o)

Page 1:

Page 2:

Close-up of my paper piecing:

The last layout I would like to share is also one from my childhood album. I came across some adorable chocolate chip paper one day while shopping at our local scrapbook store. I really wanted to use it, but unfortunately, I'm not much of a baker. But, I remembered how much I loved Sesame Street as a child. So, I decided, why not do a Cookie Monster page?!

Paper piecing is, without a doubt, one of my favorite parts of scrapbooking. In fact, I discovered my love for paper piecing through taking some of Cheryl's fantastic classes. (For those who may not know, Cheryl is the owner of our local scrapbook store. Prior to that, she taught classes for many years and is incredibly gifted). I have learned so much from her.

Anyway, so here is my Cookie Monster page (made again with some cute Karen Foster paper). The picture is a bit smaller...I hope you can see it okay!

Thanks for looking and have a great day! :o)