Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pet Peeve

Literally a pet peeve of mine is people who get animals and abuse or neglect them.  My Dad rescued 2 horses from a guy who said that he was to busy and preoccupied with his life to take care of them.  Good that he decided to give them away to someone who would be good to them.  Bad that he hadn't fed the poor things in months.  Yes.  Months.  

My Dad is nursing the beautiful and loving creatures but he says that they were so starved that they still may not survive.  My heart broke a little when Dad was telling me about them.  The pony is very skittish and will not let anyone near him but Thunder is an absolute love and can't get enough of being petted and talked to.  OK rant over.

My favorite class over at BPC this week is called "Document 2015" series from Aly Dosdall.  I totally plan to use the humongous stash kit that I put together for July with this class.  A couple of other things on the must use list this week are these new to me goodies.  All are from my stash but just recently opened and kinda lost in the middle of so much of my stuff.

A great stamp that came in a Studio Calico kit from a couple of years ago...

The coolest punch ever!  I have used this one before but not nearly as much as I should have....

And this really great brown chalk ink from ColorBox ......

Oddly, creating a layout comes much easier for me when I don't have photos in front of me.  I can scrap with photos but normally won't.  My layouts get finished and than I go through the process of selecting photos for them.  Don't ask me why this method works for me because I can't explain it:)  I do print most of my photos at home and even when there are old film processed photos for me to work with, I will take a digital photo or scan them to print out.  

The most common questions that I get about my process are: 
  • Do you worry about your colors clashing?  It actually does not happen often but when it does, I just use a black and white photo.
  • How do you get the titles right?  One of 3 ways.  I have a photos in mind when I create the page, I add the title after I choose the photo or I don't put a title on at all.  
  • How do you handle multiple photos?  I use a collage or I use one large photo and put the rest in a divided page protector.  
Both of the layouts that i'm sharing were created like this.  I used this sketch 

 for this page.  I love, love, love the chipboard frames!  They were meant to be used as squares but I flipped them to diamonds and used one as a template to cut 3X4 journaling cards into the same shape.  

I also used a sketch for the second page but I don't know where it is from.  There were a line of circles across the top of the sketch but I decided to replace them with a banner of hanging stuff.  Pearls, big crystals, flair and banners.  I think I like it:).  The page is about my go to perfume for the last 20+ years.  

Whelp.  That just about does it to it for today.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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