Monday, April 28, 2008

Orange-y Delicious!

Here are a few of the pages I've been promising to show you! There are more to show but I'm not satisfied with them. For example: one is a ghastly Disney page, and two are still works in-progress.

I used the April Mosh Posh kit for these layouts... tried to make myself use nothing but the kit. It was a challenge since I'm used to adding stuff from my own stash of supplies. But, I know that if I am chosen to be on the Design Team there I will need to stick to the kit with only minimal additions. So, I did add a few bits of my ribbon because I love the texture it adds. But I have to say it was fun to restrict myself to the amount of supplies in the kit. It made me get more creative and forced me to use everything available to me... including my pen! I love doodling and drawing on my scrapbook pages.




This second one was tough for me. I wanted to add all of these photos on one page. I didn't want to sacrifice a single one because I felt they told a story about that day. I also wanted to add snippets of all the beautiful patterned papers. I envisioned the page being like a mosaic of the textures, colors, and sights in nature. I think it's successful in that it's very earthy, albeit a bit busy and eye-sore-ish. I tried, I really did, to simplify the page... without any luck. I think I need to just accept that that's what happens when you add a billion patterns and photos!! Haha. The thing that really irritated me was that my journaling looks so muddled on that orange floral. I thought it would be tame enough to write on. It's OK for me now, but when I'm eighty we might have a problem. Try it: if you squint, you can read it! :)




Alrighty then. These are two pages. Many more to come God willing. ;) And some digital pages, too. I just bought a whole bunch of new kits from Little Dreamer Designs. I love their stuff. I'm attacking some of my pregnancy photos to make a seperate 8x8 album devoted to lots of belly & everything cravings, gas and... you know. I want to remember this stuff but have it in an album of its own so that way some poor unsuspecting person looking through my main albums won't see something like this:
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AAAaaaaakkkK!

Oh, I'm sorry... were you unsuspecting? See. Now you know what I mean. LOL!

Well, have a delicious evening. I sure will. What with a turkey sandwich & chips for dinner and Medium at 10, life is sweet. :)

3 comments:

Lisa Carroll said...

beautiful layouts! Love all the details you added, and I love the designs on both of them, esp the first one.

Estee said...

OMG! Brook! Those layouts are gorgeous! I especially love the first one. I love your style. :)

bonnie said...

glad you are back. i missed you! i will say it again and again. i love your layouts. you are so talented. wish we lived closer.