Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Love (MWM 46)

I know I say this all the time, but I really love this Mid week Mojo! I ended up straying from the sketch a little more than I would have liked to, but I'm okay with how it turned out!

I used My Mind's Eye Union Square papers - which I almost passed up buying. I'm SO glad I got them! They are really gorgeous papers! I wouldn't have chosen "my LOVE" for my title if the "LOVE" wasn't already in the bottom corner - but I'm okay with that too! These papers are so pretty that I had a hard time cutting into them! But I'm so glad I did! What good are papers sitting in a big plastic envelope, after all?

Monday, June 6, 2011

Your Smile [makes me smile] - ScrapbookSteals MWM 45

It was guest sketcher week again at ScrapbookSteals! This time, the sketch was from Lisa Zubritsky, who has only been scrapbooking for about a year! All of her layouts are gorgeous! I love how different this sketch is!

These papers are technically part of a girl kit from My Mind's Eye (Delightful), but I think they're great for boys too! Sure, there is a little bit of pink, but that doesn't bother me! This picture is from 2006, and every time I see it, it brings a smile to my face! I knew I wanted to scrap it, and was so happy when I found that I already had it printed so I could get to work right away! I've been loving all of the pinwheels lately, and thought they'd be a great alternative to stars and buttons for boy layouts (since cute embellishments for boy pages are so hard to come by) - they were SO easy to make! You just cut a square (my biggest is 3x3, the medium is 2.5x2.5, and the small is 2x2), then cut from each corner diagonally toward the center (but not all the way to the center), and then fold one side of each cut in to the middle and glue the middles down! I used some of my Twinery twine, some thickers with distressing crackle paint on them, & my We R Memory Keepers heart attack distressing tool on all of the paper pieces! I really love how this layout turned out! Thanks for such a fun sketch, Lisa!