Thursday, June 30, 2011

Too Many Photos?

If you are anything like me, you use between 3 & 5 photos for a 2 page layout.  We choose the best photos for that event and scrap them, but what do you do when you have 10 or more photos, and you need to use all of them?  Block it. Color Blocking is a great way to SQUEEZE them all in.  

I used fourteen photos in this two page layout.  This is my nephew playing baseball in Cooperstown, NY, my sister wanted to use the photos of him pitching, hitting, running and sliding.  I could have divided them up into several layouts, but felt it had more impact all together.  

Coloring Blocking can be difficult, make sure you plan before you start cutting.  I like to cut a group of photos all the same size, them fit them into a rectangle or square, then move to the next group of photos.  Measure twice, cut once, do not adhere anything until the entire page is set.  Glue Last!!!!  Fill in the dead spaces with embellishments or journaling.  Have fun SQUEEZING all the photos in.

I am so proud of this, i wanted to share the detail.  If you don't have a Cricut Cartridge that has exactly what you need, make it yourself.  We needed the eye, so we free handed it and I think it came out great.  You can also use coloring pages, google coloring page with the subject matter, print it, and use it as a template to cut your scrapbook papers.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Kelly's been busy Scrappin'

Love Story Frame
**Layout based on a Sketch by Crafty-Ness**
 Cartridges Used:
* George and Basic Shapes: Circle
*Storybook: Title and Fancy Square
*Mother’s Day Bouquet: Flowers and Leaves
Other Materials Used:
*Paper: DCWV Black Currant Stack
*Epoxy Sticker: ? (Scrap Drawer)
*Crystal Accents: ? (Scrap Drawer)
*Ink: Tsukineko (Memento Dew Drops)

Wedding Card
Cartridges Used:
* Storybook: Fancy Square
* Tie the Knot: Gown
* Mother's Day Bouquet: Flowers
Other Materials Used:
* Sentiment: Fiskars Quote Stamp
* Ink: Tsukineko (VersaMagic Dew Drops)
* Paper: Recollections (White and Purple Shimmer) 
& DCWV Black Currant Stack
* Sizzix Texturz: Damask (Gown)
* Pearls: Tulip Fashion Bead Paint

Get Well Card
Cartridge Used:
* Mother's Day Bouquet: (Flower and Leaves)
Other Materials Used:
* Paper: DCWV Latte Stack (Dots) &
Recollections (Purple and Cream)
Green (Leaves): ? (Scrap Drawer)
* Sentiment: Fiskars Stamp
* Ink: Tsukineko (VersaMagic Dew Drops)
* Paper Edge Scraper/Distresser: Making Memories
* Brad: American Crafts

Thank You Card
** Card made entirely from scrap paper **
Cartridge Used:
* Pagoda: (Cherry Blossom and Branch)
Other Materials Used:
* Paper: ??? Scrap Drawer
* Sentiment: Stamp (Inkadinkadoo)
* Ink: Tsukineko (VersaMagic Dew Drops)
* Pearls: Tulip Fashion Bead Paint

Superman Card
**No Cricut Used**
Materials Used:
* Superman SVG: SCAL
* Paper: Recollections
* Comic Stamps: Recollections
* Martha Stewart Glitter: Garnet
* Glimmer Mist: Candlelight
* Ink: Fiskars (Gold) & Tsukineko (VersaMagic Dew Drops)