Saturday, March 28, 2015

Fantastical, Impractical and Fun!

Steven created a fantastical, impractical but fun Lego train, probably with lots of help from his older brothers! See how tall one of the freight cars is? Imagine that going through a train tunnel!

Ginny Whitcomb: Value Pack: Time To Play. This huge kit includes the following three products: Time To Play Collection Biggie; Time To Play Alpha Mini; Time To Play Word Art Mini. All these materials can be found in the boutique at Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking


Friday, March 27, 2015

Timeless Love

You can tell from the expressions on John and Kristine's faces in this special photo that they are in love.

March 2015 Scrap Girls Club: Deco Dreams by Laura Louie; available as a full collection only during March. This kit includes five products: Deco Dreams Collection Biggie; Dapper Deco Embellishment Mini; Deco Times Word Art; Deco Dreams JIF Plus; Nouveau Notions Paper Super Mini.  This layout was featured in the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking newsletter and on the Scrap Girls blog.


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Just Like Daddy

For a summer job during seminary, Harry washed windows, and he shared that skill with John (3). Look at Harry’s big smile! He had to wash the windows again afterwards, but it was worth it for the fun the two had together.

Brandy Murry: Value Pack: Manmade; Ginny Whitcomb: Through His Eyes Embellishment Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Manmade; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Digital Layout Templates: 19 Hearts; Fonts: Arial, Desyrel, Bookman Old Style, Subway Ticker Grid. I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Tuesday 3/24 Newsletter Challenge to create a layout about spring cleaning.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Shoulder to Lean On

Didn't Steven and Sara make a lovely couple?

Template: Playful by Agnieszka Płonka aka Jimbo Jambo Designs;  Mi Casa by Bee Création and création de Digiscrapange; In My Heart by Maguette-Scrap


Tuesday, March 10, 2015


My sons all received action-hero T-shirts for Christmas 2012, so I asked them to recreate the poses of the three characters on the T-shirts.  They were good sports and willingly humored their camera-happy mother.

This photo by itself is a lot of fun, but using an out-of-bounds technique made it even more action-packed. I like the way extracting small bits of a photo can make it look much more three dimensional. Shazaam! 

You can read how to produce this effect on a Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking blog tutorial found here. Note: Two of my favorite male models are in both layouts.

Jacqui Smith: Value Pack: Comic Book; Doris Castle: ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Comic Bursts; Laura Louie: Comic Life Nano Collection; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Background Blenders 6

I created this page for the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 3/10 Newsletter Challenge to produce a page using an out-of-bounds technique. This layout was also posted here in the newsletter.


Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snowy Siamese

We three thought it was quite fun to perch our cat on our snowman. He didn’t agree.

Laura Louie: Flaking Out Collection Biggie; Amanda Fraijo-Tobin: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Frozen 6401; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Gold 8501; I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking Saturday 2/21 Challenge to create a page using blue, white and gold.

 I thought the 2014 Winter Olympics graphics were really cool, so I began crafting this page based on that idea. I have tweaked the layout over the last year from time to time. This final version is inspired by the BING logo and Syndee Nuckles’ Geometric templates, also. I used a diamond template I created a couple of years ago and added strips and triangular “spotlights” to highlight the most important part of the photo while keeping the vintage elements like the cars in the background.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Lil' Sailor Boy

John was so cute in his little sailor suit and cap! He would always play with his tie, curling it up with his fingers.

Cindy Rohrbough: Maritime Mile Collection Mini; Brandy Murry: Coastal Collection Biggie; Brandy Murry: ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Emboss and Engrave Super Biggie; Scraplifted from My Favorite Monster by Ande43; I submitted this page to the Scrap Girls Digital Scrapbooking 3/3 Newsletter Challenge to create a page based upon this member’s layout. This layout was also posted here in the newsletter.