Friday, January 23, 2009

"Snow Buddies"

Made this page today for a template challenge at the Faith Sisters site (http://faithsisters .com). I took this photo of our middle children - Jen & J - 21 years ago... aren't they so cute ?! I altered the template just a bit, by lowering the center portion (papers, photo, journaling) - it had been directly in the center of the page, originally.

Credits --

Template: Crystal/aka DigiScrapalicious
Papers: Meredith Fenwick (red pattern); Carola Mondini (blue pattern); Claudi (background)
Snowflakes (altered with PSE filter): Meredith Fenwick
Snowman: Meredith Fenwick
Brush (used to burn papers' edges): Grunge by Ila
Fonts: Myriad Pro (journaling) and A Bite (title)

~ klb

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Aa Po"

Created this LO for the "52 Week Challenge" group at This week's challenge was to make a page using a pink flower with a brad.

The title of this LO is pronounced, "ahh-paw" and is Cantonese for "maternal grandmother." The photo is of my maternal great-grandmother, Ah-Li Ching. I'm not sure when the photo was taken, but I'm guessing sometime in the 1920s. My mother's heritage is rich with stories that I hope to one day share in a mini-album.

Template: LKB

Papers: Danielle Englebretson

Flowers: Ellie Lash

Brush: Grunge Ila

Word Art: Mary Ann Wise

Fonts: Chow Fun (title); Papyrus (journaling)

~ klb

Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Sweet, Sweet Baby"

Created this 12x12 all-digi LO for a new group I joined over at called "52 Week Challenge." This week's challenge was to do an orange-monochromatic layout. I had fun choosing my papers and embellishments for this project, but boy - it takes me just as long to assemble a digital LO as it used to do a paper one! For those of you who might think that digi-scrapping isn't "real" you are greatly mistaken! I have a son who feels this way - he says I'm "cheating" because it's all done on the computer - he obviously doesn't have a clue ;D

Papers: Anna Aspnes, Ana Reis, Jen Wilson, Kristin Cronin-Barrow, Zoe Pearn, SugarPlum Paperie, Trish Jones
Flowers: Claudi, Corina, Amanda Geils, Isyndra
Photo Mask: Anna Aspnes
Brush: GrungeBrushes by M Babic
Word Art: Mary Ann Wise
Hearts: Robin
Photo: me; this is my daughter, Jenni, when she was four months old (she'll be 25 next month!)
~ klb

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Genesis 1:14-18

"Genesis 1:14-18"
Had fun taking several shots of the moon tonight (Jan 12) and put together this LO to share the best of them. I don't know why I couldn't get my text any brighter than it is - sorry if it's hard to read... you can click on the photo to enlarge it.
*All photos taken from my computer desk at home, on the Fujifilm Finepix S6000fd camera, with fully extended lens (300mm equiv), in either shutter-priority or program mode.
Paper - Lauren Bratcher
Brush - Lady Victoire Foliage
Font - Century Gothic
~ klb

Friday, January 9, 2009

"Sweetness & Joy"

12x12 all-digital LO featuring photos I took of my aunt and uncle at my cousin's wedding reception in Oct 2008. I just love these pictures... they show the obvious love and adoration of "a match well made."

What makes these images even more precious, is that my sweet, beloved aunt passed away exactly six weeks later from complications of esophageal cancer. She was only 57 years old and was my "big sister" (I'm six years younger). She was always so full of energy, love and humor - boy, that girl could really crack us up! Towards the end, she lost her vitatlity, but never her sense of humor or positive outlook.

The best thing, is that she had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, so I know she is with Him now, along with her mother, my mother and father and other loved ones who have gone on before. And I will be reunited with her again in eternity :)

Credits below --

Papers: Tan - Lynn Grieveson; Floral & Teal - Jen Wilson
Heart : Lynn Grieveson
Fonts: Tekton Pro & Mallart Rubberstamp
Page Template: my own

~ klb

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"Cathedral Cookies" ~ A Recipe LO

Here's an 11x8.5 digital LO I created to showcase one of our family's favorite Christmas treats :) There are several "snick-snack" foods that *have* to be made or, in my sons' opinions, "it just isn't Christmas!" I plan to make a cookbook for each of the kids with pages like this for all the different foods.

Credits follow the LO --

Papers: Nancy Kubo (brown); Jen Wilson (floral)
Photo Frames: Katie Pertiet
Journaling Block: Katie Pertiet
Stitching & Rick-Rack: Nancy Kubo
Alphabet for title: Jen Wilson
Brads: Jen Wilson
Snowflake Rub-ons (recolored): Michelle Coleman
Fonts: Tempus Sans ITC; CK Ali's Handwriting

~ klb

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Catching Up...Again

Here a few of my 12x12 digital LOs that I've done since October. Along with these, I have also made three different 8x8 gift albums and am working on an 8x8 album for myself, featuring photos from every day of December 2008 (a challenge at I will post those here, once I am through with the December album.

"New Year's Moose"

Hubby and I began a tradition a few years ago where we go out to take photos on January 1st. We had hoped to get a nice sunset shot today, but it didn't work out. However, as we were driving around through south Anchorage to find a good "sunset-viewing" spot, we came across this moose munching along the side of the road. Actually, he's the second moose we spotted - saw a total of four - but this one gave us the best photos :)

LO Credits: Paper: Pattie Knox (blue), Lauraskathi (pattern); Branches: Madam Mim; Sequins (re-colored): Ruth Davis; Overlays: Anna Aspnes; Fonts: Texas Hero (title), Papyrus

Kari's Special Spraground Challenge

Not the greatest, but I kind of threw it together after reading the challenge... just happened to take the photo earlier that day!
LO Credits: Paper: Eressa Designs; Bling: Sequins - Ruth Davis, Hearts/Snowflakes - Anna Aspnes; Fonts: Tempus Sans ITC & MA Sexy

"Awkward...the LO"

Created a LO for a mini-challenge I made for the Photoa Day group at The reindeer sticker was not exactly the look I was going for, but this was the closest I could find to my original idea. If I were more learned in PSE, I'd have made my own embellishment, but not that talented yet!
LO Credits: Papers: Boyerville (blue); Lauraskathi (green); Meredith Fenwick (teal); Sonya Murphy (red); Katie Pertiet (yellow) Overlays: Katie Pertiet (snowflakes & stitches); Anna Aspnes (corner/frame) Reindeer Sticker: Sonya Murphy Fonts: Tempus Sans ITC & Stamp Act Jumbled; Page Design - my own

"Perfect Day"
12x12 digital LO, featuring photos I took today of our little dog, Cully, who LOVES being in the snow! We got about a half inch of new snow today and she dragged me outside half a dozen times, just to run around and play!
LO Credits: Papers: Jen Wilson Designs Brushes & Word Art: Katie Pertiet/Designer Digitals; Snowflake border: Katie Pertiet; Fonts: King & Queen Font (Cully), Happy Daze (snow dog), Requiem (date)

"Mr & Mrs"
Made this 12x12 LO for a sketch challenge at my yahoo group (Scrappin' Sisters). Features a photo I took at my cousin's wedding in October; I just love the groom's expression as he gazes at my cousin - you can just see the love on his face.
LO Credits: Paper - Jessica Sprague; Lliella Designs; Carola MondiniBrushes - Swirls by Kaffaleen (Brusheezy); Floral Clusters No. 2 by Katie Pertiet; Pearl Brads - Danielle Young; Fonts - Edwardian Script, Hello Sark, Jane Austen; Quote - unknown

"Scrapbook Retreat"
In October 2008, I attended a weekend scrapbook retreat with a dear friend and took quite a few photos. Okay - 107. Here are nine of them, including the photo blended into the background paper.
LO Credits: Template: Lindsay Jane Template 57; Paper: Jen Wilson Designs; Font: Arial

"My Everyday Life"
12x12 LO featuring photos of things I do {nearly} everyday.
LO Credits: Paper: Dana Zarling Tag: Jessica Sprague
~ klb