Friday, June 1, 2012

June is Here

 Wow! Summer around the corner. Hard to believe we're already midyear. Just finished LOAD (layout a day with Lain Ehmann). I feel great having made 31 layouts in one month. Since so many were double page ones and one was a multi-media piece it really was a LOT of work.
I have all the LO's on Flickr at 

 And here is a little collage of my work

I learned a lot during this time. It really is helpful to prepare kits ahead of time or to use a store bought kit. Green Tangerines gave out a few good ones at the NSD celebration. Even if one doesn't like to follow a kit exactly (I don't), the head start is invaluable. Digi quick pages are even faster. However, I am not a minimal scrapper. I like lots of details and found myself going back to layouts I'd made and adding little touches or just going for the techniques straightaway. Even 911 looks simple; but, those numbers were naked chipboard and I added paint and glitter glaze to them. I like to play when I scrap. I also am sure that bold colors, lots of patterns, and dimensional letter sticker titles are part of my style. I seem to favor photos on the left, too.
Still working on learning new things in art and scrapping. It's the best way for this to stay FUN for me!

Now, to celebrate summer, I am having a few give away prizes here on my blog. The first is these 3 bottles of Dylusions ink from Ranger.

All you need to do to win is leave a comment on this post. Winner is MORMOR! Please e-mail me your snail mail address. Watch tomorrow for a new give away!
Thanks for dropping by!

20 comments:

Chris R. said...

Thanks for the chance to win! The colors are beautiful! Chris R.

Lynn Wigren said...

I missed LOAD this time. Hope to take it next time. Its a great feeling when you're done isn't ir? Great collage!

Cindy deRosier said...

Wow! What an amazing and impressive collection of projects. I've heard so many good things about LOAD. I hope to participate some day.

MORMOR said...

Congratulations on completing LOAD. I cannot in my wildest dreams imagine being able to do that class. I tend to over think my layouts and probably spend way too much time on them. On the other hand I love trying new techniques and adding dimension to my pages. Your work is amazing and thanks for the chance to win some sprays. They would be the perfect prescription for my feeling down. I love happy colors.

Gail said...

Those colors are stunning, would love to try them. Thanks for the chance!

Shauna said...

Thank you for the chance to win these fun ink sprays! I was introduced to them today by May Flaum (in person!), so I'd LOVE to win some!! (And I didn't buy those colors, so winning them would be awesome!) Great job on completing a page a day--I can't even imagine accomplishing that!

Debbie P said...

You did a fantastic job in LOAD. Can you believe it's over? Thanks for the chance to win these spray inks. I've never heard of them before. Now off to check out some more of your posts. : )

LeAnne said...

Thanks for the chance to win. Great job with LOAD.

Karen Moore said...

Wow ... how cool to have accomplish such a huge number of layouts!!! Hopefully I'll be able to do LOAD next time it's offered. I'd love to win your give away since I've never tried using ink on my layouts but would love to try. Thanks for your generosity in offer these!

Karen Moore said...

What beautiful colors!!! Would love trying them on my layouts.

Connie said...

Oh my - all the LO's are wonderful. Saw your post over at BPS and had to come check out your blog. I've seen your name in other classes with May. Thanks for your kind opportunity at a give-away.

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AbrewFamily said...

Oh wow, you did a wonderful job. And, the giveaway, what a fun way to start summer (in my are of the world that is). Thank you

Jozie said...

So happy that you gave your blog's address@big picture classes. Really enjoyed reading your blog & seeing your work. I look forward to reading and seeing your amazing work! Thanks also for the chance to win free products.

Laura said...

Those sprays look so fun and vibrant -- would definitely like to try them sometime -- thanks for the giveaway. :)

Keitha said...

I love your collage of pages from LOAD - give yourself a big AttaGirl for completing the month!

I just had a chance to listen today to your podcast on This Memory Keeper's Life, and really enjoyed it. I am in awe of all you accomplish!

Aren't the Dylusions sprays cheerful? Thanks for offering such a fun giveaway - it's a perfect way to kick off summer!

allie.duckienz said...

I am trying to watch your video of your layouts that you posted in Twelve. It is looking great, just having slowness issues at present. I want to do LOAD again one day. I tried it last year but fell behind and gave up. Still, I was glad to have created a few layouts even though I was in and out of hospital with my foster brother. Would LOVE to win this. If I win, I will pay the postage to NZ. Thanks for the chance, Allie aka Duckienz.

Bea said...

Karen, this is so sweet of you to do. I loved your photo collage of your LOs. I'll see you in camp scrap.
bea

Betsy Burnett said...

WOW you have been busy this month...I'd do better with a LOAM challenge...(layout a month) ;) Very impress with your accomplishments!

Margie said...

Awesome! So glad I found your blog through CKCB! Thanks for a chance to win!