Wednesday, January 14, 2009

everyday creative

I'm really doing well on my resolution to do something creative every day. I made this LO a few nights ago using some of my leftovers from January's BIBLIOGRAPHY kit and July's VIA AIRMAIL kit. If you still have Via Airmail, these 2 kits work great together.

I just trimmed all my photos and PP to 2x2" and lined them up on the top 2/3rds of the page, leaving some blank spaces for the Crate Paper background to show through. Then, i traced around each square with a pen and journaled in some of the squares. An idea to note when you use die-cut paper: allow your embellishments and PP overlap the edge then trim it to match the shape of the die cut. Here, I not only trimmed the paper, but I also used a small hole-punch to add the holes to match the rest of the paper.

Supplies: Patterned Paper (Crate Paper, Studio Calico, October Afternoon); Stickers (Making Memories); Chipboard (Sassafras, Basic Grey)
Also, a few of you had asked about the silver Maya Mist on the chat with Maggie Holmes last night. Here's a couple examples of it in use.



And, my best takeaway from the night....I think Maggie and I are the only two people on the planet that like to drive and scrap in silence. Maybe I can add great photographer to that list in the future, too. Here's the wishing.

11 comments:

lauren said...

April... you do know how much I LOVE your design work, don't you!!! Love it, love it, love it! Adding this to the group of your layouts that I want to lift... :)

Heather Prins said...

that is fabulous!

vtpuggirl said...

I like to scrap in silence too. Beautiful layout!

lisa d said...

oh that page is perfection, april. now i need to go dig out Airmail and lift it :)

amymerry said...

Me too! Me too! OH yes. Give me silence when scrapping and in the car. It was the same way in college when my roommate could only do homework with the TV or radio on. Not me. I'm ok with just the thoughts in my head. :) And somehow I ended up with one child who LOVES to talk. Too funny. Just finished a layout--first one in months with my Studio Calico airmail kit.
amymerry

stephanie howell said...

girl. i do everything in silence. i think i'm weird b/c music usually just annoys me when i'm trying to do something. your whole "scrapping for fun" thing is making me verrrrry happy.
xo

nicole said...

beautiful work! will mentally note those two kits mesh well together.
and loved the maya road mist demo. thank you!

doris said...

there are at least 3 of us! i love the gman for sure, but the car chatter drives me insane!

Aimee said...

omg, this page makes me swoon. it is perfect and beautiful and i love every inch!!

Jenni said...

I am LOVING all your work with the Maya Road mists!!!! Love that LO too...such a great way to use scraps! May have to lift that one!!

walesk said...

how funny, I really enjoy the silence too. I normally wake up earlier than everyone else just so I can have a few minutes of quiet before the morning chaos :)

I LOVE that page and the tags. wonderful job!