Monday, August 6, 2012

Cards, Scrapbooks and Guest Books...

Look Out....There's lots to look at today!

First - Here is my card for the Merry Monday Challenge - It's straight forward enough that I think I'm going to use as one of the designs for my Christmas in August.  I'm very happy to have happened across this challenge - although I've known Lesley for a while now.  It's helping me plan ahead better!  
I love two step stamping and used watercolour paper with this image.

Now - here are the scrapbook pages that I've created as I follow Lyssa Griffin Zwalonek's "31 Pages in 31 Days...trying to get some paper scrapping done in the midst of all the MDS scrapping. I worked on a number of them yesterday to get caught up - please excuse the cement background - I found the sunlight a lot better to photograph in yesterday than my basement.

Day 2 - Allison groaned when she saw this, but I like this photo.

Day 3 - a double spread.  I copied Lyssa's leaves exactly, but my arrangement of photos is different.  I wanted to use a bunch of the photos my Mother has taken over the years.  I miss the autumn colours of the east!

Day 4 - This sketch centred around the "page element" which was created....the Two Tags with the heading on them.  I created the tags the same way, but changed up the papers for the flower and the page arrangement is different too.  I loved the idea of all the little bits of paper along the edge - great way to use up little pieces - however I did go looking for words that worked with the subject matter.

Day 5 - By the time I started working on this sketch I decided that I needed to go get some more of my pictures copied and enlarged.  The only one I had that I thought I could work with on this sketch was of me in the early 60's.  I've also discovered that my camera now has two little specks on the lens that I can't get off....hmmmm must look into that.

Finally - I'm sharing a book that I was asked to create for a co-worker who is getting married this month and needed a guest book.  I based the cover on her invitation, and actually cut out the names from her invitation so that things co-ordinated.  On the inside I took the "Everything Eleanor" swirl and stamped the top and bottom (alternately) of each page just to add a bit of colour on the inside of the book.

That's it for right now - I'm waiting for some Crystal Effects to dry for today's scrapbook sketch - so I may post that page later this evening....and yes - it may take that long for the Crystal Effects to dry.

Hope you are enjoying your summer day - and the last of the long weekend.  Thanks for stopping by to take a peak.
Joan


12 comments:

Wendy said...

Very pretty Christmas card, Joan! I happen to love this set you used! Goes perfectly with those papers and that EF! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card Joan, fantastic stamp and I love how it is coloured. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow Joan, you've been a very busy girl. I agree with you that this card would be good for Christmas in August! So glad you played with us at Merry Monday this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow Joan, you've been a very busy girl. I agree with you that this card would be good for Christmas in August! So glad you played with us at Merry Monday this week!

LeAnne said...

You've been a busy stamper! Your Merry Monday card is very pretty...I love holly! But the SB page with your short little bangs....my mom made me get mine cut like that too! So cute (although I hated them!).

Lesley said...

You go girl! So many awesome projects. Love the two step stamping. Happy you are enjoying the sketches!

Marie B. said...

That is a very pretty Christmas card! :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is a gorgeously coloured Christmas card Joan. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Bonnie said...

Your pretty 2-step holly is a perfect match to the pretty papers, Joan! Great scrapbook pages and guest book too. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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