Thursday, April 22, 2010

A scrapbook page of me and my sis....

Yesterday I pulled out some photos of myself when I was little.  There are only a handful of pics of me when I was little as my parents did not have a camera at that time.  And of course, because they are almost 40 years old, they are discolored and fading.

I set out on the small task of scanning each one and enhancing them with the software on my Mac Laptop. For the most part, they turned out awesome!  I think though that with a bit more tweaking I can make them even better.

The photos on this page are not the originals as I was afraid to adhere them to my page.  So, I scanned and fixed them and then "antiqued" them.  LOL  The originals are black and white, but they did not look right with the papers that I chose.  Sounds funny to "antique" photos that I am trying to fix!  LOL is the page and a couple of close ups.....

I used papers from 2 different paper packs, which is a personal challenge for me.  If you are anything like me, you "collect" paper and scrapbook accessories.  I find that when I use a paper pack for my scrapbook group that I am just plain tired of looking at the papers by the time I have created 6 pages plus cards and such from the same 6 patterned papers.  So, I am trying to not only use what I have, but mix up what I have and use it in a different way than before.

The letters that I used to create the word SWEET are from the Dimensional Elements Monograms.  I LOVE these letters as I can mix and match my letters to create a dimensional hodgepodge of letters.  Funny thing is, I was running out of E's, so these were my only 2 choices......gotta use what I have.....but I think that they worked PERFECT to create this title!!

When I first started this blog, I would give you a supply list of products used.....I think that I am going to go back to doing that at the end of each post.....

Thanks for stopping by!!

I hope that I have inspired you to get out and use what you have!  Mix and match your papers.  You might be surprised at what you will come up with!!

Supplies used:  All Items CTMH (unless noted)

Paper: Silhouette and Notebook
Stamps: Playful Flourishes
Embellishments: Brad Assortments; Metal and Winter Cozy, Colonial White Ribbon, Big Blooms, Filigree Charms, Dimensional Elements Monograms letters; S, W, E, T

To purchase any or all of the above items, visit my website or purchase from your favorite consultant!

Happy Scrappin' and Stampin'



Cindy said...

Good job mixing it up. I love using up my supplies! Very Cute
Glad you listed the supplies, I personally appreciate it.

Jodi said...

Adorable photos! I love the color combo and layout!

Amy said...

What an adorable layout! I LOVE it! Everything looks like it is supposed to go together - great job!