I’ve been taking time to create a few pages instead of concentrating on just designing digital kits. I wanted to share with you a page about a local festival we have called Alpenfest which we attend every year.
This layout works well with several photos, but still has plenty of “white space” to keep the page from looking too busy. Journaling could have easily been added using several lines of type at the end of the title.
Another special little touch that I love is all the sewing! I love to sew on my pages!! It’s my favorite thing to do even though it takes a lot of time. Here I sewed a line along the top and bottom edge and also along the top and bottom of the scallop edges. The chipboard letters in the title looked a bit boring to me so I decided to sew some color on them also. The scallops were freehanded and then cut out without the use of a stencil. It’s very rare that I will use a stencil. I have nothing against them; I simply love the rough, uneven look that is achieved by drawing and cutting freehand.
Here’s a list of the materials that I used to create this layout:
Paper – Basic Grey
Chipboard Letter – Making Memories
Date Stamp and Ink – Close to my Heart
Embroidery Floss – DMC
My husband and I use to be ski instructors. He instructed for 2 years and I ended up instructing for 10 years. In fact, I was still teaching when I was pregnant with my son. I loved ski instructing! So it was natural for us to get our son and daughter out on the slopes at a very young age. They both started right around a year and half and fell as much in love with it as we did! I love that it’s something our whole family can enjoy together (and that it doesn’t take batteries)!
I came across these pictures from a while back of a beautiful, sunny day that we went skiing, just the four of us. I had plans to create several 12 x 12 pages with them, but decided to use this mini wood album by Kaisercraft. I’ve been working on it for several weeks on and off and finally finished it. I really love the way it turned out and thought I would share it with you. I’ll be happy to post my list of materials… just as soon as I remember where I put it! :)
So I thought I would take a little break from designing and finish a page that I have been working on for some time. I’ve never been very good about doing my pages in order (chronologically or any other way) so right now my focus is Easter… last Easter… as in 2011. I know, a little late, but it’s how I roll. I’ve starting working with fabric (my new love!!) on my pages and really like how it’s been coming out.
The little green flowers at the top are not apart of the page. They are actually little magnets that hold the layout to the metal rope on the wall.
The tag I hand stitched from scratch.
I used strips of different patterned fabric and stitched them by hand to my paper. I also used fabric fringe and distressed it with ink before also adding it to my page. Another love of mine… hand stitching on my pages.
Paper: Basic Grey; Paper for Frames: Basic Grey; Fabric: Hobby Lobby; Fringe & Canvas Tag: Canvas Corp.; Embroidery Floss: Iris; Ribbon: American Crafts; Clouds: My Mind’s Eye Paper with distressed ink; Ink: Ranger