Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Layouts and New Forums

I haven't posted in a while but work has gotten in the way of my scrapping (as usual) so I thought I would give a quick update today. Here are my latest pieces of art. This first one, "if the hair fits," is a close lift of Nicole Eshelman's layout of the same title. As soon as I saw her layout in one of my recent magazines, I knew I would have to lift it. I love these school pictures of my five year old and they worked so well with the theme and title. I didn't have any other poses since they were school pictures but I thought using the larger 3 1/2 x 5" picture in the center would balance it out fine. Nicole made a paper banner while I just went with Martha Stewart's felt banner. The journaling is words that my son says almost every morning while getting ready for school. He's a mess!

This second layout is my nine year old son asleep with book in hand. I printed the close-up picture in color and then centered it between the two black and white pictures and I love the result. I thought the Sassafrass background paper would work nicely with the theme of him loving to read. That paper reminds me of some page out of a fairy tale. I kept the embellishments simple since the paper is so busy by only added a couple of metal photo anchors up top and stapling a couple of transparencies for extra dimension. I used a couple of rub-ons and some Thicker's glitter alphas for the title and journaled in the sunshine rays.

This layout is one of my favorites. I used my brand new Jenni Bowlin die cut paper along with a Scenic Route die cut office arrow. I mixed paper, silk and felt flowers and added brads for flower centers. I tucked a small piece of white lace behind the right corner of the picture and then cut out a bird transparency to add as a photo corner. I hand journaled the 10 Reasons and used stitched on clear acrylic tiles and rub-ons for the title. A hidden journaling tag, a metal clock, and a punched, bling butterfly were also added. I was thrilled to see this as a "Featured Layout" on sb.com day before yesterday. Woot! Woot!

I have two new forums to share with you. First, Karen (AKA Fablady) from sb.com has started a brand new forum called Pages In Time. If you click on the title of this post, you can check it out. You'll probably recognize a lot of faces and her new kit program looks like it's going to be awesome. Her first kit is already posted and it's soooo yummy! Come check it out!

Second, Catherine (owner/founder of Your Memeries By Design) has a very talented husband and he has designed a new site for all things scrapbook related. It is called My Scrapbook Social.com You can go there for resources, post your resume, check out the latest scrapbook events, classifieds, forums and directories. It's a scrapper's Yellow Pages! I just love it :)

I have a few more DT layouts that I can not post just yet but I will post them after their reveals. Hope everyone is having a fabulous week!



MyLittleTeapot said...

Gorgeous work Nikki! I've always love the choice of colors in your LO, makes the photos pop


Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL layouts as always. looks like you got a lot done. i'm in a slump... send me some of your mojo! ;)


TraceyT said...

What fun pages. Thanks for the new forum tips!

Shirley said...

Great stuff Nikki! That first layout cracks me up!

AbbieTorroll said...

LOVE those new pages!! I really like the flag banner on the first one! very very clever!!

Amanda Winchester said...

Awesome pages...great inspiration :)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous. Love all your layouts. I have to get on the ball and get some scrapping done.

Créations Michelle said...

Fantastic layout as always! I love the colours and all the little details.