Monday, February 27, 2012

Simple Scrapper designs for March

I made 2 pages this month with the March Simple Scrapper Layouts. For the Switzerland page, I replaced all the 2x2 boxes from the template with one long strip of paper. I had cut up lots of 2x2 squares of paper and laid them out to use, but this take on it felt right with these pictures.

Materials: Paper: Black & White; Bazzill Basics Quicksand & Lily Pond; K&Company Teal Floral Newspaper Print; Orchestra by Reminisce; Alpha Thickers by American Crafts: Template from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership
Details below: In the last detail picture above, the balcony looks like it's coming off the paper. I think that's neat.

Thursday night I busted out the paint and began a happy painting frenzy. Who needs mist when you have acrylic? Don't mind the Halloween-y theme. Clemson vs. BC games are usually around Halloween and make for a rare excuse to play with orange and purple and black. Plus, Tom's practically in costume.

Materials: Paper: 1. Black Magic and 2. Wicked Potions from the Apothecary Emporium Collection by Eco Park; 3. Reprint from the Out Of Print Collection by Basic Grey; 4. Bazzill Basics Avalanche (White) 5. Tan Scraps; Washi Tape by Amuse; Ribbon by Paper Trey Ink; Sticker Border: Dots and Stripes by Echo Park; Sticker by Creative Imaginations (Harry Potter Series); Silhouette & fonts: Bebas Neue and Lobster 1.3; Acrylic Paint; Template from Simple Scrapper Premium Membership

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Ten Tips for Better Type: Try #2

This time in Ten Tips for Better Type, we used what we learned and Cathy's template (I flipped it) to create a layout. Here is mine. The font is St. Marie. The photographers caught these images on my wedding day in the signing room after the ceremony.

Paper is Basic Gray June Bug/Fresco and American Crafts Tulle/the Goods.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ten Tips for Better Type: Try #1

I'm taking Cathy Zielske's Ten Tips for Better Type at Big Picture Classes, and I can feel the difference already.

Also, I have experimented with another rosette. The first, a fan rosette, is on my "Lucky you" card, which can be found here.

Single page with my first try using the 10 tips for better type. Materials: Plaid paper is Oxford/Ivy League by Basic Grey (2011); Books paper is Oxford/Study Hall by Basic Grey (2011); Brown paper is from At Home Cardstock Stack by DCWV (2009); Green/Stripes paper is Guest Towels/ Scrapbook Walls by Chatter Box; Amuse Washi tape;ColorBox Pigment in Frost White.

Full Double page spread with details. Materials of right page: Plaid paper is Oxford/Ivy League by Basic Grey (2011); Books paper is Oxford/Study Hall by Basic Grey (2011); Blue paper is from At Home Cardstock Stack by DCWV (2009); Chipboard letters is "Undressed" by Basic Grey; ColorBox Pigment in Frost White.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wedding Banner, Guest Box, Brunch Invites

Back in October, a friend of mine got married, and I helped her with several craft projects. The first is a "Here comes the Bride" banner. I'm thinking about selling it on Etsy, but I haven't decided yet. (If you would like this for yourself, let me know, and I'll set up shop.) The second is the guest box. She really did all of it. I was just put on the assembly line. :) The last pictures are from the Bridal Luncheon my mom and I threw for her at High Cotton, in Charleston. The pictures show some of the details and the invitation.

If you want to see images from their Mad-men style engagement session which was featured in Southern Weddings Magazine and from their gorgeous reception at Country Creek at I'On, check them out on Hyer Images blog. Most beautiful wedding ever. Goodness, her dress was divine!

[Note: Feb/3/12, Hyer Images' website is down right now, so check back later for the extra pictures]

Wedding photography by Hyer Images, based in Charleston, SC
(font on the banner is Chopin Script)

The company we kept was the best part. The food was right up there too.
You can see the beautiful Miss A hiding behind the hydrangeas. Hi A!!
(fonts are Arabic Typesetting and Mr. Sheffield)