Saturday, July 3, 2010

A Layout and A Card

I only have older projects to share with you guys today, but don't worry! Later, I'm going shopping at a local craft store to get everything I need to get started crafting again! I'm all out of adhesive, but yesterday I got totally desperate and used glue sticks to create a card. I'll share that with you later, after I fix it up with regular adhesive. But anyways, I'll share a layout and a card right now, even though they are pretty old.

First off, I apologize for the crappy cropping of the photos - I'm testing out a new editing program and I'm also trying to figure out a way to get my layouts straight when I photograph them. If you have any ideas or suggestions to fix this, please let me know in the comments section.

The first project I'm going to share today is a layout that I made a while back using pictures of me in all different stages of my life. In the first picture I'm probably about 2, the second about 4, and in the third I'm probably about 6. The fourth picture of course, is me at 13, my age now :) I used these colors because I thought that they were very striking together, and I knew that when I was little, my favorite color was pink (I'm waaay different now then I was then!! My favorite color now is blue - and I'm a little bit of a tomboy...) and I wanted this layout to have a certain sophistication to it... and look nice! I'm pretty sure that I used a sketch for this one, but I guess I couldn't be certain.

And now for the card. I like to make random cards every now and again even if it isn't even close to the event! For example, there was no birthday coming up when I made this card, I just felt like making a birthday card, so I did! The sentiment was a stamp and I used a regular office paper clip for the corner. I thought this card turned out pretty good!

Probably after I go shopping later, I'll post a picture and write about what I got. And then I'll get started scrapping. Immediately. I'm suffering from craft withdraw.


  1. Hey there! Cute projects! :) I think the pink and green look fabulous together! :D

    As far as cropping your photos goes, I use the free photo editing program called Picasa, by Google. There is a setting under "basic fixes" that says, "straighten." Once you click on that button, it will let you turn the picture until its straight with a grid. Hope this helps.

    Here is the link to download Picasa:

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