Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Striped Tent

Hello again.  


Switching gears a bit and posting about my recent knitting project.  One of the reasons my scrapbooking posts have been so slow in coming the last month or so is because I've been obsessed about finishing my latest sweater - Stratum by Karolina Eckerdal. It's a wonderfully relaxed, drop shoulder sweater knit in fingering weight yarn.  Unfortunately, relaxed fit sweaters in light weight yarn at my size is a lot of knitting!  I took to calling this project the striped tent.




I used Woolen Rabbit Airy in Arabian Nights and Grey Goose for this sweater. The colors worked wonderfully together, but the variegated yarn did take away from the striped pattern a bit.

Best Day Ever

Hello, everyone!

I got to relive a wonderful experience in creating this layout about an evening out with my sister and her good friend. It was one of the best dining experiences of my 20-something years of living in New York City. We discovered several hidden gems on a culinary tour of Jackson Heights (Queens), enjoying empanadas, momos, and samosas.  I couldn't leave anything out, so I designed the page to incorporate 6 3x4 photographs.


Supplies: Paper: Pebbles (DIY Home); Alphas: Making Memories Mini Marks; Wood Veneer and Chipboard: Crate Paper (Maggie Holmes Shine); Glitter Stickers: American Crafts Thickers (Beautiful)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Abigail

Hello, everyone.

I've decided to do a layout for each of my cats, capturing all their nicknames.  I finished Janice's before the holidays, and now I have Abigail, a/k/a my Abby Girl in the books.  Next, on to Zoot.

I love the soft color palate of papers from the Crate Paper Shine collection that came in the Hip Kit Club December 2015 kit. They were perfect for out little princess kitty.


Supplies: Paper and Chipboard: Crate (Shine);  Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Adorn); Dies: Crate (Wonder); Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (black soot, tattered rose, worn lipstick)

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Joust

Hello, everyone!

Getting back into scrapbooking in the New Year after a hiatus. It's hard to ramp up the mojo, so I started simple, using the Hip Kit Club December 2015 kit and some photos I took last fall of the Medieval Festival at the Cloister's in northern Manhattan. It's always a hoot watching knights and wizards walking around New York City.


Supplies: Paper: Studio Calico (Seven Paper), tissue paper; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Ali for Studio Calico); Die: Little Be (arrows); Rub Ons: Heidi Swapp; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink (broken china; worn lipstick)

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Grand Dutchess

Hello, everyone!

Working at Get it Scrapped, I'm constantly being reminded to pay attention to basic design rules. This week, the creative team was asked to do layouts that focus on alignment - placing elements on a page in relationship to other elements on the page.

For more great layouts featuring alignment, check out this article.

In this layout, I created a strong vertical line on the right third of the page. I aligned my photos along this line. I added interest by using photographs of different size and orientation.  I then aligned the title to the bottom edge of the one landscape photograph, creating a horizontal line on the page as well.


Supplies: Paper: Pink Paislee (365 Degrees), Carta Bella (Moments & Memories), Authentique (Spectrum II), Bo Bunny (Star Crossed); Alphas: Bo Bunny (Star Crossed), October Afternoon (Daily Flash); Stencil: Tim Holtz; Ink: Tim Holtz (ground espresso); Flair: A Flair for Buttons

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Standing Stone

Hello, everyone!

I just finished my latest knitting project - Ley Lines by Joji Locatelli.   It's a beautifully simple shawl knit in two-by-two rib, with increases and decreases used to move the lines in different directions.  I used the Quine & Co. Tern I had left over from my last sweater.



I began the decrease section early, because I was worried I would not have enough yarn.  However, because I knit in a looser gauge than the pattern called for, my finished project was still quite large.