Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week 2 ALBC

Week 2's Challenge is to use torn paper.  This one was perfect as I had many projects started that had torn paper, but they either weren't finished, layouts needed pictures, or one more project that needed to be started.
The first ones are projects that needed to be either finished or started.  I received the large magnetic messenger project from the RIAB.  Wasn't sure if I would enjoy this project or not, but as I started working on it, I couldn't help but fall in love.  Because I loved it so much I decided to get the smaller version also.  Now to find a place to hang them.  The first picture shows a part of each one, side by side so that you can see the size difference.  After that the pictures are of the individual boards.  I still need to put the beads and thread to hang them on, but the beads that came with the project are to small for the thread so I need to find a bead with a larger hole.  Can't wait to actually have them hanging up.  

This is the larger of the two boards. This is made up of many torn strips of paper around the outside edge to decorate the frame.

The smaller of the two boards

Now on to some layouts.  I had the Aspen kit that was just perfect for the pictures of our Honeymoon in Colorado, almost 25 years ago.  Part of the fun part was going on a hunt for the pictures.  I knew that they were in an album in the Cedar Chest in the basement, but it was turned in such a way as to make it impossible to get into it.  Had to turn it the other way.  Finally found the album with the pictures.  I chose the pictures from our two trips to Garden of the Gods.  Please remember that these pictures are almost 25 years old and therefor not digital but the old 35 mm. The colors really seem to lack something.  Would love to go back to Garden of the Gods again sometime.  Would be a great place to take the girls.

In these two pictures, the mountains are torn out of their paper and placed onto another sheet of papers.  

On these two layouts the brown paper with the tree trunk like pattern has been torn on both pages.

The final two layouts have the paper strips that are on the top and bottom torn.  I have to say that I am so excited about having completed 8 pages from our honeymoon (two didn't fit the challenge for this week) that I am looking at actually getting the rest of the pictures done in time for our 25th wedding anniversary.  Then I may have to go back and scrap the pictures from our wedding.  What a fun album it will make with all of the pictures together.  

Monday, February 10, 2014

second entry

Looks like I need to have each picture in a separate blog post so here is my second layout.

ALBC Bootcamp Week 1

Wow, I can't believe it has been over a year since I put anything on here.  I need to get more active again.

A year ago I decided to take the plunge and try Club Scraps monthly kits.  I choose to do the lite kit (or junior as it was called then)  Each kit makes 8 layouts a month and sometimes the kit also has a project in it. Quite often they come with a new (to me) marker, pen, etc. I am loving the club scrap materials and find that their card stock and patterned paper is superior to many of the other companies.  I decided to try something new this winter and have signed up for their ALSB bootcamp.  ALSB stands for Assembly Line Scrap Booking.  I really enjoy this method and have made some awesome layouts over the year that are beautiful. I think that this challenge is going to be ideal as for each each entry uploaded Club Scrap will be donating money to Operation Write Home. This is a neat program where you make cards for our soldiers to send home to their families so that they can stay in touch.  In the past, I have had my Clover Kids make cards for this project.  Of course, since there are many veterans in my family it is also a project that I can get behind.  I know how much it meant for my mom to receive a letter or note from my brother when he was stationed overseas.

This weeks assignment was to use something metallic on your pages.  On the top layout, the green photo mat paper is a metallic green type of paper (It actually is the same as the base paper for the layout on the right.)  The layout on the right, besides having the base paper be a metallic green it also has some brads at the top.

These papers come from the Watercolor Blossoms set that was a special Release kit.  The pictures are a few that are left over from the Washington Musical Charlotte's Web when Kristen was in 6th grade.  The colors and flowers were perfect for that summer county fair type of atmosphere.