Friday, July 30, 2010

I'll Take a Double-Double ...

That is what I take in my coffee at Tim Horton's but it can also refer to a double page scrapbook spread as well. I go through spurts with doing a double page spread. Sometimes the quantity of photos for a single event simply require a matching page because they just can't all fit on a singe one.

After I completed this page of my son playing in his uncle's wheat field i felt inclined to do a co-ordinating page to finish the story of that evening.

There is a new feature at Get It Scrapped that Debbie Hodge is posting called Double Up. There she gives a sketch and some inspiring examples. Be sure to check this out!

There are also some scrapbookers that come to mind that are great at making double page sets. Check out their gallery's for more inspiration!
Anna Aspnes
Lynn Grieveson
Merr aka digigrandma
Julie DeGuia
Linda aka earlofoxford
Kelly aka mugsbigsis

- kayleigh

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Colour Inspiration No. 05

Hello its kayleigh! Well isn't this a long overdue post from me? We were away on vacation with Eric's whole family at a cottage on the lake. We were told that there was internet there ...there was but you had to be sitting close to their office & be veeerrrryyyy patient. I tried to download something that may take a minute here and there an hour and half! But i did get some scrapping done, lots of beach time, good meals and lots of family time. Oh and the highlight for me: kicking my brother in laws *beep* at bowling on the the Wii bowling during our family tournament.

Then unfortunatly when we got home Makenna was sick with a double ear infection and we struggled to get back in the routine of home with regular naps and bedtimes. And i was also working like crazy to meet a deadline for a little something-something i am working on online. Thats all the hints i am giving you and will tell you soon - when i can! :)

Anyways today i bring you a colour challenge, its been awhile so i thought that we were due for one. Not going to lie the page started this challenge. This colour scheme is refreshing with a hint of girly or it could be over the top girly. Remember you can mix up the amounts of colour on your page to work for you. And you can always change the colours saturation to work as well. And if you don't have specific photos that come to mind to work with the scheme you could always try black and white or sephia.

On my photos i used a photoshop action from pioneer woman called seventies. I wanted to make the page look kinda "vintagey" (ya i made that word up!) so i thought this action worked well.

Here are a couple pages from the Designer Digitals Gallery to get the inspiration flowing!

Love the design of this page by Doris aka echogirl. Beautifully done. :)

Love the layering that Nath does on her pages. She has such a ease at making it all come together perfectly.

This page by Heidi is so great - love the blocking of paper & photos.

So many cool elements in here - like the fork!

This kit is just beautiful by Lynn, love her twisty ribbons!

This alpha in this fun kit by Lynn is one of my all time faves! Great buttons in here too.

These papers are stunning and there have been so many cool pages posted in the designer digitals gallery with them. The solids have a stunning texture to them.

Michelle Martin creates amazing patterned papers that i LOVE! That rose coloured floral paper is beautiful.

Some etsy inspiration would be fun as well.
This print is very cool!

How cute is this hat?

This looks so cozy for your coffee.

Love these poms!

These are so stinking cute!!

Have a good week and if you do a page based on this scheme don't forget to link us up! - kayleigh

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Copy Cat Challenge #56

Good Morning Everyone! Sorry I haven't been around and in awhile, things have been crazy busy and now I'm back to work since my Maternity Leave. Today I bring you a fabulous Copy Cat. The Copy Cat layout that I TOTALLY copied is by Crsytal and Crystal layout was inspired by Brittany's layout. So this week you have two awesome layouts to get inspired from. Don't forget to link us to your page in the comments field. I'll post everyone's pages next week. Have a great week! - Tara

Crystal's Layout

Brittany's Layout

My Layout

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Creative Challenge #55

Happy Anniversary! ... to my hubby and I that is. Today marks our 4 year wedding anniversary. The past years have been filled with joy, sadness, teamwork, 2 kiddos, lots of time together, laughter & most importantly love. I thought i would share a few pages about him that i have created over the years. (Read further for the challenge!)

Okay your challenge: Scraplift one of these pages that i have posted here and link me to your page within a week. Hope you are feeling a wee bit inspired! - kayleigh

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Join In!

I participated this week in Lynn's Saturday Scraplift challenge over at Designer Digitals and was hoping you would too. As soon as i saw the page Lynn chose i thought of the photo i used of my sister.

Here is the inspiration piece this week by anxela. I love the design here!! Awesome page.

This is my page that i created of my sister, Kim. I wanted to have fun & make a random list of info about her. I am really loving layering stitching with different colours, thankfully Anna has some great multi-coloured sets in the store. I swapped the patterned paper on the horizontal strip to the background paper for a different look.

I love how Bailey changed up the one horizontal photo to 3 vertical photos. Isn't her daughter adorable with her sass!?

So when you complete your page you can post it here in the Saturday Scraplift Gallery at Designer Digitals. Check out all the other pages that are packed in there, lots of further inspiration!

- kayleigh

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Gallery Inspiration

Here are some of my favourite pages that i have found recently in the gallery at Designer Digitals and wanted to share them with you. Enjoy the inspiration on this Thursday. It is crazy hot here in Ontario so we have been spending lots of time poolside this week. Hopefully the heat wave will end by Saturday when we are having Spencer's 3rd birthday party. I am still in denial that he is going to be THREE! Where has the time gone. Before i know it i will be saying 16?! When did that happen!? Anyways here's to the inspiration for this week!

This is a page that Melissa Hill created based on my creative inspiration challenge i posted this week. I am so happy she found her mojo because i am loving having her pages in the gallery! Way to go Mel!! :)

I am a huge fan of scallops and i love how Adryane used this one on her page here. I really like how she used the same paper on the scallop and then echoed that with the thin border of it as well. And that raffia bow rocks here.

Speaking of miss talent Adryane, you must check out her gallery further for art masterpieces that she creates like this one. She was even kind enough to explain her process to us in the forum at DD.

This page has so much strong impact with just a few products. Love the spot colouring on the photo here. Awesome page Jana Morton!

I really like this page by Deanie - i love the design here & the colours allow the photo to shine! I like the fun loop swirl added to the background too.

I am in love with the look of this cover with casbury. The vintage photos with the neat elements tucked in are awesome. I love that the elements go with the Vegas theme.

This page is stunning and so is Anke! Look at that fun new template by Anna that Anke just shines in! Beautifully done once again Anke! :)

I love all the little photos around the large photo here to celebrate this little girls birthday. So inspiring scullen2!

I love all the textures on this page and the stunning black and white photo. Very cool JALong!

Have a good day!
- kayleigh

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Creative Challenge #54

Today's challenge for you!

* Use a template (any template!)
* 3 spots of yellow
* A stitched grid
* Screws

Here is my page that i created based on this challenge for you.

- kayleigh