Saturday, 1 November 2008

A bunch of layouts

Today is a very quiet day for Irish scrapbooking blogs and forums. The Megascrap with Donna Downey and Anita Mundt was on. I missed it because my little star was in a show. We went to see it today and we're so proud of her!

I haven't posted any layouts for a couple of weeks because everytime I thought of taking photos of them, the light was so bad that I gave up.

These are my last ones from October, I'll try to get more done this month - I am overflowing with ideas lately. Problem is, I have ideas like photos and journaling but not design ideas. :-(

This one is about my son not liking changes (such as moving to Montessori class). I had it almost finished at Lynn's last week. We both subscribe to the Studio Calico kits and we had a SC crop at her place. She's mega talented and competing in the Scrapbook Apprentice title.

Another SC layout. This one I am not mad about, but I love the story behind it.

"She loves you. A lot.
If you are looking for proof, don't go looking for kisses and hugs.
Remember all the times she let you have something you're fighting over.
When you're upset and she tries to make you laugh.
And the little drawings she makes for you."

This another Journaler's Junction challenge from some weeks ago. I know I am not the most constant blogger, but still I am pleased that I managed to post every now and them.

The photo above was taken by my daughter. Maybe not the best of framing, but it left a lot of white space for my journaling. Great to have another aspiring photography in the family!
I created the words with Wordle, if you haven't tried do it, it is great fun. I cut and paste the latest entries from my blog but you can type whatever you want or give the name any website.
Wordle doesn't have any option to save the result so what I did was to click the "Prnt Scrn" key, then open PSE and create a new image from clipboard. You could also open Word and "paste" your pic.

Finally one celebrating one of my son's recent achievements: potty training, phase II.

It's based on a free template by TaylorMade Designs at Oscraps, which I later printed on paper. Template is the digi equivalent of a sketch. They're amazingly simple to use if you got PSE.

I am absolutely in love with TaylorMade Designs and Paislee Press @ Oscraps. I've been bookmarking some of their kits which I plan to use in a mini album.


:: gingerkitty :: said...

thanks for sharing!!

Cook22 said...

Congratulations to DD on the show. I bet it was fab, I was so impressed with the one little A was in with the Hip Hop school. Shame you missed out on the crop but I'm sure it was worth it. I really like the No changes LO, and the LO about not looking for hugs and kisses - not eve having been a demonstrative person myself. The buttons on the butterflies add a good "boy" touch.

Francine said...

Wonderful pages Elisa. And now I know a bit more about you and we have something in common. Tropical people living in Europe! LOL

Rita said...

Beautiful pages Elisa! Love your style! The last layout is amazing!! Love how you used all that white space!

sandidune said...

fantastic LO's as always. The one of both children is amazing, I love everything about it.
Plus your amazing tips with computer gadgets are fab, thanks.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh elisa, what amazing LO's, I really really love the one about your blog! You have an amazing eye for detail!

eva birdthistle said...

So misswed you at the mega Scrap, but sure hopefully the next one :-) I love the LO about blogging, really inspirational!!! You should of been a Graphic Designer!

Kwebbel said...

I really enjoy the lo made with wodle, it is great!
Greetings from Germany

j said...

Fabby pages as always Elisa,defenitly the queen of scrapbooking :):):).Your work really inspires me to do a few pages :):)


vtpuggirl said...

Congrats to your dd on her show! Such beautiful pages, love the first one esp. Wish you were closer so we could SC crop!

Kristii said...

Your work is totally amazing!!! I had to go through your pages several times just to take it all in! Absolutely awesome! Hopefully you will make the next crop, but missing it was totally worth it I'm sure!

Karva said...

WOW Elisa those LO are fantastic you have been busy, lovely to see the one of you :)


Ki said...

WOW - your pages are really extraordinary!

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