Sunday, June 15, 2008

A couple more pages

I was given a crop night as my birthday present, so here are a few of the pages I made. The others are missing tidbits, so I'm waiting to post them in their fully completed glory.

The birthday pages are not from any of the sketch classes. I put together 3 class pages in the same amount of time this took (which makes me think hard about incorporating more sketches instead of starting from scratch -- triple the productivity!). I have been struggling with the photo placement on these for awhile. My daughter really wanted her butterfly cake on the page, but it was on a bright foil background and clashed with all the other photos and papers. I bugged my fellow scrappers and store employees for ideas and someone recommended cutting it out. That made a world of difference. The little trail coming from the butterfly is part of a big crystal swoosh by Prima. It is much sparklier and pretty in real life. So's the entire layout. I tried scanning at a high resolution and still got those dark photos and garish colors. Maybe my scanner is ageing badly. I hope not.

This is from the Baker's Dozen class. I am really enjoying the concept of the class. Put decorative supplies in 12 little egg cartons and mix them with the dozen or so photo collections that you've put together. The pages come together quickly and not because you are lowering your standards!

This is my daughter with my dad. There were some funny photos leading up to this one, but his reaction to her finger placement is a hoot.

I have 4 more class pages that are nearly ready to post, so there will be more soon. Just this week, I will get 5 new sketches/assignments in the classes. Funny how just a little bit of direction can get your mind moving. I am happy to get these done!


tz said...

ooooh, I love this stuff...the way you did the butterfly on the second page was great!

Maybe if you ever get done w/ your family you could scrapbook mine?

happy belated's been crazy here -- so now that it's calming down, i'll email you about a birthday lunch!

Average Scrapper said...

Finish a scrapbook, is that what I'm supposed to do? I had no idea. Hmm, I'll have to get back to you on that.

And a happy belated birthday to you, too! (For anyone else, we share a birthday.) I hope things are calming down for you.

tz said...

I'm bad I never emailed you...I'll do that right now

BUT, hey where are all the fab pages you should be doing w/ your summer off!

a summer "off" w/ kiddos?, like that happens...