Wednesday, January 28, 2009

First Haircut

Here is a layout page for a baby boy album. This layout was created with navy blue, red, and white paper. I made two 4 x 6 rectangles, with color of your choice. In this case I used red blue first then matted with red. This way the picture will fit perfectly over the blue. Then I took the first haircut sticker pack from Jolee's. I used the sign 1st Haircut and also matted it and put it in the upper left hand corner of the page. I did this to give it a Title. I also created another sign at the bottom of the page in the right hand corner to add the place, time and date of the first haircut. I also placed the barber chair next to it. Above the barber chair is a pocket envelope that holds some of the first haircut for safe keeping. I than scattered the rest of the sticker pack in different areas on the page. I created this page and many more for a baby shower gift for my son's teacher. She was thrilled and is working on it currently. The babe is currently nine months old. She was not a scapbooker but now you can officially say that she is loving creating the album withe pictures. Her and her husband love looking over the pictures and seeing how fast the baby is changing.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Baptism Day Layout

To Create this page layout with old photos which are turning yellow you will need to mat them with a background color. Make sure that the colored paper that you use does not make the pictures look more yellow. With the photos above I did use a light yellow paper but it is not directly behind the photos. I used a brown to offset the color first then I placed the light yellow paper behind the brown. I grouped the three smaller photos together making sure they were the same size. Then I place the larger photo in the center. This way when looking at the page your focus is on the larger photo. The background page is busy with Baptism verbiage, anytime you have a busy background you might want to mat the photos and put the focus on the photos instead internally on the paper. Only two embellishments I felt were needed on this page. These embellishments include the date, place of the event. Also the God Parents name can be included. Using a few embellishments can create more focus on the photos instead of having such a busy page that your eyes do not focus on anything in particular. Your eyes should flow across a page with ease enjoying the photos and being able to read the information about the layout. I hope you enjoy this description on how to layout old photos.

Upcoming Scrapbooking Events

Upcoming Events that I now about are as follows:
Feb. 21, 2009 at First United Methodist Church 640 South Lafayette, So. Lyon, MI.
This crop is a fund raiser for the South Lyon High School Wrestling Team. The crop is a twelve hour crop 8am. - 8pm. for the fee of $35 which includes, meals, snacks, drinks and space to scrap. Contact person:

Feb. 27- March 1, 2009 at the Best Western Woodhaven 21700 West Rd. Woodhaven, MI 48183. The fee is $110 which includes, all meals for the weekend, snacks, drinks, and a goody bag. Room rates are discounted at $69 each person needs to make their own hotel accomadations. This crop runs from Friday 6pm. till Sunday 6pm.
Contact person:

March 21, 2009 at Garden City High School. This is a fund raiser for the school. The time is 9am.- 9pm. for the fee of $35. Meals, drinks, and snacks are included. The contact person for this is