Sunday, September 26, 2010

40 Year Journey

Busy busy busy! :) I have been working on a 90 page custom order for the last week. I have to finish 5 pages a day to keep on track. Eeek! So, I am taking a little break from blogging, reading, facebooking.. Heehee. Here is a quick peek at what I've done so far.



Front Cover - Finished with brown striped grosgrain, trinkets, and stamped chipboard letters. I loved it so much I showed my hubby to get a stamp of approval. Haha. He tried to find the right things to say. :)


Love these heritage photos. I layered them with K&CO. papers and added shipping tags for journaling. 


A simple embellishment to dress up a journaling page. 


I filled in the bottom of the page with a couple of photos.  


My Mind's Eye patterned paper layered with Maya Road ribbon. This page is so soft and beautiful. 


I've had to come up with totally new designs to work in different sized photos and mixing in vertical and horizontal photos into one page. Now I see why people struggle at crops to get their layouts done! :)


I am loving working in the family ephemera and scraps. Immediately after starting this project I decided to start saving more from my kids adventures. Why should I buy embellishments when they're built into everyday life?


This paper from Webster's Pages went so perfectly with the Christmas and snow layouts. 


I am trying to find more flat embellishments so the books don't get too bulky. 


I stamped these journaling tags behind the photo with a stamp I got from participating in a swap for Maya Road's Artistic Journey. :) 

I love these school pictures! They're perfect for creating a timeline to track the changes in looks and style over the years. 

Weaving in patches and awards. I thought the circles looked nice juxtaposed with the rectangle photos. 


Here's an idea for working with stickers that I see so many people buy and not know what to do with. Keep some flat, pop-up others, and don't be afraid to layer them over photos. 

I used this metal frame to focus the on the family. 

So much more I could share, but I need to get back to work. Hope you're getting time to scrap or spend with your family. :) Thanks for stopping by. 

4 comments:

kitsNbits said...

DeeDee you are awesome!! These pages are wonderful and I know how much work you put into these.

Scrappinmum said...

They are looking great!
Love the Christmas page. I use to have romerstompers and hate that coffee cans are not metal anymosre. We use to make them out of that and rope instead of buying them!

ocbrandy said...

Wow Wow Wow!! This family is so lucky to have preserving there memories! Great Job Dee Dee!

Samantha said...

amazing Dee Dee, just beautiful work!! The custom jobs are so nice with having the pictures and personal embellishments -- they are going to love this!!

Samantha

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