Monday, October 12, 2009

Boy stuff and Core'dinations

Yes, I have MANY "little boy" photos to scrap and yes, it is fun!!! Both taking them and scrapping them.
I just had to use these October Afternoon products since the blues in the paper went so well with my grandsons shirt. The little splash of red made for a fun accent color.
The circle piece is some Core'dinations cardstock that was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing plate and then punched out in a circle. The little pieces on that are stickers that match the papers.
I used a piece of Black Magic Core'dinations cardstock and I sanded all of the edges so that great blue color on the reverse side would show off nicely.
I wanted a very simple layout for the photos that I used here. Sometimes I have a big challenge with "simple" so I keep trying. I think my favorite thing lately when working on scrapbook layouts is to use one larger photo of the occasion and then accenting that with some small photos of the same occasion. I will almost always print my photos at home with my Epson printer and I truly never thought I would be saying that! The Epson gives me the best quality and I get to pick the size for my photos. I also use Ilford's Smooth Pearl photo paper, I think that stuff is just amazing.
I used my Scor-Pal tool to create the lines that define my papers and photos. This tool makes it so easy and fast to create embossed lines and then I sanded them to emphasize them. The Scor-Pal tool has measurements and lots of lines for scoring so I just love how easy it is to know where to place your lines.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

PARK PLAY layout
Materials:
Cardstock – Vintage and Black Magic/Core’dinations
White Thickers sticker letters
Patterned papers – Road Map: Dew Drop Inn and Blue and White Motel/October Afternoon
Punch out elements – October Afternoon
Cuttlebug embossing plate
Scallop circle punch – Marvy
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Sandpaper
Rub-on date


BUCKET OR HAT layout
Materials:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Dreamy 2/My Mind’s Eye
Foam letters – Thickers/American Crafts
Sticker letters – Making Memories
Scor-Pal tool
Sandpaper

13 comments:

Cheryl Nelson said...

Your los couldn't be cuter! love, love, LOVE them!

Samantha said...

Hey, I didn't know you scrapbooked too! these are just wondeful and I love their simplicity. I want a new printer for christmas, thanks for paper tip too!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Linda.. I have missed seeing that little fella.. how cute he is.. and the layout is "awesome"... I like the idea of printing your own pictures and getting the size you want... I have an HP wonder how the pictures would turn out.. is it expensive using the ink???? I will have to remember the name of your printer and save up to get one...your pictures look great

Sandy from Ukiah said...

dud, you didn't say what kind of "epson" printer you had???

Desire Fourie said...

Gorgeous layouts Linda. Love the designs and cute photos.
Hugs
Desire

Sherry Wright said...

What a cutie, both lo's turned out great. Love how you used the CS & Scor-Pal! :)

Lydia said...

Love how you frame your elements with lines, fabilous layouts linda

Clare said...

Just love the frames and colours.

Just popped by to say I am giving away some craft goodies on my blog, pop over everyone, anyone can enter you never know you could be the winner.

Joan B said...

Oh my goodness, your grandson steals the show, but your work rocks too!!!

Debbie said...

Love the bucket layout! He is such a cutie and looks so happy.

Chrispea said...

Love a great boy page. They're great. The top one is my fav. Cute, cute, cute!!

ellen s. said...

they are awesome! i love how you did the lines on the last one...and that bucket on his head..too cute!

dstandard said...

Flipping awesome Linda!!! Love this!