Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Hatcher Pass...Page 2

I initially thought I'd just do a one-pager (see original page here) for last fall's drive to Hatcher Pass, but, I kept looking at the pictures and felt like I needed to add a second page.  That happens a lot lately for some reason.  I used to stretch all of my photos into 2-pagers and then somewhere along the line, I decided it made more sense to focus on one page at a time.  I guess, I've found a happy medium where I can always come back and add another page if I just can't resist! ;O)  Technically, these don't necessarily "go" together, but, I'm still happy with how it turned out.

I absolutely love fall and all the colors that go with it.  The Emporium paper pack seems to have been made to with fall photos in mind!!  I've gotten a little obsessed with Stickles lately and ended up going back and adding some to the original page as well, to help make them match a little better.  
We had so much fun driving around Hatcher Pass, I love that Dave and I have created traditions like this with Owen.  My family never really got along well enough to do things together, let alone, plan to do them every year.

Paper: Emporium
Cardstock: Colonial White and Honey
Ink: Cocoa, Sweet Leaf, Honey,and Brown Bag
Stamp Sets: Large Friendship Alpha and Many Thanks
Other: Stickles, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Suede and Yellow Daisy, and Zig Pen

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fish On!

This was my first attempt at the Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge, but, Owen's vest was too much of a Honey color to get away with the Buttercup color in the challenge.  I'm not completely happy with it, but, am doing a second page to go with it and hope that will make this one look better in the long run!!

I have to explain the title of this one as I think that the term "Fish-On" is probably an Alaskan thing.  When fishing is good and tourists are thick up here, our rivers become the site of "combat fishing", the Russian River is the most famous for it.  That's when you stand almost literally shoulder to shoulder with the guy fishing next to you.  On top of that, there's usually two rows of fisherman on both sides of the river, one row with waders in the water and another row on the river bank.  Therefore, if you hook a fish, you have to yell "Fish On" and everyone in hearing distance reels their hook in as quickly as possible to prevent getting wrapped-up in your line while you fight the fish...typically salmon up here.  This is an unorganized group, but, you kind of get the idea (the photo is from our local NBC news station 

Paper: Animal Cookies Creative Basics
Cardstock:  Honey, Black, Tulip, and White Daisy
Stamps:  Rustic Alpha, Catch of the Day, Botanical Borders, and Comments
Other: CTMH Watercolor Pencils, Stickles, and Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge

Monday, June 21, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Color Challenge...Buttercup, Tulip, and Black

Happy Summer Solstice!!! ;O)  I don't know if it's as big of a deal in the Lower 48 as it is for us up here in Alaska....we're maxing out on daylight today at 19 hours 22 minutes and 23 seconds!!!  Of course, right now, it really doesn't ever get dark! ;O)

The Heart 2 Heart Challenge was brutal for me this week!!! ;O)  I went through three different projects before I settled on this card.  I was so excited to play because these happen to be some of my favorite colors, but, in this combination, I really struggled!   It's good to actually be "challenged" every once in a while, otherwise, how do we grow! 

Cardstock: Buttercup, Black, Tulip, and White Daisy
Ink: Black, Buttercup, and Tulip
Stamps:  Small Chocolate Alpha, Rustic Flowers, and Simple Blossoms
Other: Just Blooms Spring Blossom (tulip flowers) and Autumn Daisy, Designer Pewter Brad, Black Diamond Stickles, Martha Stewart Punch, and Casa Collection Ribbon (JoAnns)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

One More Got Sketch? 105 Class Sketch Done!!

So, when I chose this layout from the sketches that we were given to us during the Got Sketch? 105 online class, I realized that although they gave us 8 sketches, I failed to save one of the two-pagers!!  Bummer!!!  But, on the upside, I guess I'm one more layout closer to having done them "all"! ;O) See there's two ways to "complete" can always delete part of the requirements!!  Kind of like the dog eating your homework idea! ;O)

I did this page as kind of a companion to the Maui page I used for my Heart 2 Heart submittal last week.  But, I noticed as I was going through the pictures from our trip, we took hardly any of our last few days spent on Oahu and none of the group of us.  My sister went to Hawaii with us and by the time we took the hopper to Oahu, we'd all had enough of each other!! ;O)  Lesson learned the hard way!!

My husband had a shooting competition in Fairbanks last weekend so we made the 6 hour trek north.  I'm so glad to be home and able to peek at everyone's blogs and scrapbook again!!!  Nothing like a long rainy road trip to make you appreciate home! ;O)

Paper: Boom-Di-Ada
Cardstock: Buttercup, Autumn Terracotta, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, and Colonial White
Ink: Sweet Lear, Olive, Blush, Hollyhock, Buttercup, and Creme Brulee
Stamps: Extreme Happiness and Field Trip Alpha
Other: Hemp, Stickles, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Dollar Butterfly Punch from Michael's, Zig Pen, and Cricut (Title Spot and Border around sunset pic)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Heart 2 Heart #10...Maui 2008

This is my first project as a guest DT for the Heart 2 Heart Challenge!!!  I was so shocked and honored to be asked, I couldn't be more excited!!!  The work that I've seen posted by both the DT and the challenge participants has been amazing.  Plus, to make it even better, the challenge this week is to complete a scrapbook page!  

I have fun making cards, but, mostly because they give you some immediate satisfaction.  The real reason I got into all this paper crafting and scrapping craziness was for the scrapbook pages...I love that they give you the opportunity to document more than just the date of the photos.  It's so important to me to remember the little things about each photo and in the case of Owen's book, sneak in the things that the pictures don't show like what funny things he says now that I might forget in the years to come!

The layout for this page came from the Got Sketch? 105 online class I took, so I can't show the actual sketch.  But, I thought it was a lot of fun.  I love the Boom-Di-Ada paper for these Hawaii pictures, it's the perfect color combination.  I also used my one and only creative idea (if you can call it that!) to punch one of my Martha Stewart corner punches all down both sides of a strip of paper to create this fun border!  I like that I'm able to create something a little bit different than what you see on everyone else's work.  It's fun to just use the regular border punch on both sides of the paper too!

Hope you all have a great week.  We're up to just over 19 hours of official daylight here (it never really gets dark though right now), summer is officially in full swing and we are having some amazing weather to go with it!!!

Paper: Boom-Di-Ada
Cardstock: Buttercup, Autumn Terracotta, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf, and Colonial White
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Olive, Blush, Hollyhock, Buttercup, and Creme Brulee
Stamps:  Extreme Happiness, Comments, and Field Trip Alpha
Other: CTMH Bitty Sparkles, Hemp, Stickles, Martha Stewart Punch, Zig Pen, and Cricut (journal spot)