Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Catching Up

It's been awhile since I've posted anything, but I do have several LOs to share! There are three new pages in this post, but I have another five that I will include in a different post.

12x12 LO ~ Features photos I've taken this month (August '08) of the flora and fauna around our property. The page design is my own template, inspired by a "Cricut" ad in the July 2008 issue of Creating Keepsake magazine. This is my first template and though it's not very elaborate, I really like it!


Papers - Kristin Cronin-Barrow (Sweet Shoppe Designs)

Fonts - Packard Antique & CK Ali's Hand Official

12x12 LO ~ Another shot from our garden. Don't if this is a weed or a flower, but I thought it was pretty.


Paper - Kellie Mize (Designer Digitals)
Word Art - Lynn Grieveson (Designer Digitals)
Brush -

12x12 LO ~ This is the final project for the "Digi: in Deep" class at It was a complicated LO, but enjoyable to do and I learned some new techniques. I plan to make a second page to go with this one...sometime!


Blue background paper - was actually created in Photoshop, using a texture pattern and another pattern called NRJ PDQ by Nancie Rowe Janitz (

Grid Notebook paper, journaling strip, grungy flourish brush and torn frames - Katie Pertiet (Designer Digitals)

Alpha - Jessica Sprague

Font: VT Portable Remington

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"Jenner ~ Then & Now"

This is my version of JSprague's Digi: in Deep, lesson 2. Jessica's original LO was blue and green and featured a star shape, rather than the heart I chose for my page. Also, her "&" was striped, but as you can see, I chose to go with pink floral to better match the theme of my page. One of the new techniques we learned in this lesson was to blend together two photos -- a cool technique on which, obviously, I still need to work! We also learned how to make our own pattern paper (used for the heart) and our own brush/stamp (the numbers pattern on the heart and the photos). Details, below.

12x12 LO - featuring photos of my sweet daughter, Jenni; the first, at 3 months old and the second, at 22 years old.


* Background papers and pink floral paper - Anna Aspnes (a fellow Alaska girl, BTW!); these purple papers were originally a lime green, retinted here for the project
* Rounded corner square die cut (rounded edges on dark paper), journaling lable, grungy photo block and staples - Katie Pertiet
*Fonts - "Alfredo Heavy" (ampersand); "Amerika" (Then, Now), "Anarchy" (numbers) and Century Gothic (journaling, dates on lables)
*Stitching on heart and diagonal stripes on photos were done with a photoshop brush

Photo on left was taken by me; photo on right, by Amy Danzl - Jen & Ivory's wedding photographer.

TFL ~ klb

Sunday, August 3, 2008

"Grand" - Kitties!

This is the LO I entered in the "CT Call" last week. I heard from the designer today and she appreciated my entry, but did not invite me to be a part of the team, which is totally okay and really, what I expected! She was gracious and kind and very sweet to have sent me an e-mail explaining her decision. Maybe I'll apply again sometime, but who knows?!

12x12 LO; Credits:

All papers, elements and alphas ("Grand" and Brackets in title) by Libby Weifenbach


Grunge Overlay: Katie Pertiet

Fonts: Angelina ("Our" "Kitties"); Aubrey (names on tags) and Century Gothic (journaling)

Photos taken by me while visiting at our daughter's place.

TFL ~ klb

Saturday, August 2, 2008

No Place Like Home

My latest layout - this one's for "assignment 1b" of the Digi: In Deep class. The assignment was to use a "compound mask", plus at least two of the other techniques we applied to our first layout for lesson one (see my post below from July 28). Credits, below.


Pattern papers: Anna Aspnes
Brads and ribbon: Dahlia Co
Floral Brush: sleepwalkerfish
Swirl (used in title): Mary Ann Wise
Fonts: Texas Ranger, One Fell Woop ("Home"), VT Remington Typewriter (journaling & date)

Techniques used:

Compound mask; combining font & brush for title; layer mask; semi-transparent journaling block; blended overlay on focal photo.

*Photos taken by me of aunt and her home during our recent visit to the Kenai Peninsula. July 2008

TFL ~ klb