Monday, June 16, 2008

Let's get on with the layouts!!!

OMG, I have a 1.1 million layouts to share with you. No, just kidding, but I do have a bunch. Willow Trader's Scrapvivor is really helping me crank it out!! I think from those challenges alone, I have over 50 layouts done and 40 cards...since June 1!!! Now, I don't want to overload you in 1 single post.LOL, so I'll be sharing with you throughout the next few days. Let's get it started!

Today I will share with you layouts I made during the Paper Posies month long anniversary challenge and their online crop. The month long anniversary challenge was during the whole month of May. The online crop was during May 30-31, a perfect way to end a great month!!

This layout uses a fun new patterned paper from SEI. I got the pack from Michael's a few weeks ago and I love the soft color pallette! Heintje and Joey when we were at Baker Beach last May. This layout is based on a sketch by Sonda! Thanks, Sonda!!
The challenge for this layout was to tear the actual PICTURE. I used a picture with a lot of white space so to make it easier. My kid, my first born. He was really going through a rough patch for a few months. I hope he snaps out of it. It even started to affect his grades this last trimester. :( The title Reasons Unknown is from a song by the Killers.
Another layout for Jordan. Gotta get him some layout love..LOL! I love using quotes for layouts. When I saw this picture of him jumping, I knew this one would be perfect. I've been wanting to use it for quite a while and so glad I finally got to use it! This was taken on the front lawn of my parents' house. Man, I love that tree! This challenge was to use pop dots for something. Here I used pop dots on the stars.
Another one of Jordan. This time with his best friend, Christopher...a.k.a. 'Toph! He is like another son to us. Anytime any of Jordan's friends come over, they head to my parents' house to play on the tire swing. Fun times!! This challenge was to use some recycled products. Here is used SB packaging for embellishments and "patterned paper." This layout is actually done on the BACKSIDE of the top layout--Reason's Unknown. When you love both sides of a PP, use them both!! Just make sure you know the order when it goes into the album.
My beautiful girl. Here is another page using a quote. It's a little small and says: A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. I used an older Scarlet Lime kit for this layout...LOVE the tiny red alpha!! These pictures were taken right before we left so she could be seen with a specialist for her cafe au lait spots. Thank GOD that she only has 1 of 3 symptoms that would cause the doctors to worry. For now we only need to monitor her for any changes. This challenge was to use 3 different types of alphabet fonts.
Remember when we went to that Japanese restaurant where they made the food in front of us. Well, here is the layout for it. It's a little different than my other layouts. This kinda "sticks out". It's not really a 12x12 page, so I have to just watch what I put on the other side..LOL. It's a neat technique though, but it's too much thinking for me..LOL. This challenge was to use notebook type paper and journal on it. Finally, I leave you with another layout using a sketch by Sonda. I tweaked it a bit by turning it on it's side, but I like how it turned out. Used lots of fun goodies from past Scarlet Lime kits. She has the cutest embellishments, esp love the yo you flowers! This was the day after the Japanese dinner (above layout). We bought water cans at Joann's after dinner and the kids couldn't wait to use them!!
Okay..that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by!! Come back in a couple days for more layouts. Or better yet, use Google Reader so you know everytime I update :) I love it!!


cabbie lopez said...

wow emelyn, enjoyed reading your blog and i feel as if im in a scrap mag... so much inspirations! many inspirations!

BethieJ said...

Em~ BEAUTIFUL work as always! My gosh girl you have been BUSY! I am so JEALOUS you got so much done!!!
Hope the kiddos have a FUN summer!!!!

Liza said...

wow em! loads of inspiration from you. i'm getting lots of ideas now just browsing through each and every layout. love it!

terri k said...

Gorgeous layouts Em!!

Michelle said...

really LOVE how you put your layouts together!beautiful work though it seems you don't have any difficutlties putting them together!awesome inspiring work as always Em!