Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Look Up a template challenge

Once again I began with a template but in the end youwould not recognize it as so. I started by stretching the photos. I like to see the photos and in the original template they were tiny. I wanted to use the very cute cloud paper and so made some interior mats to break up the patterning right next to the photo. Fun for me!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An Herb Garden

A view of my tiny herb garden. I love using fresh herbs in cooking.
I also love using a font without spaces but a change in color makes it quite readable.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Use of a template

Templates make scraping much faster. Yet they still allow for personalization.
I see it as providing a framework without the detail.
Here's an example. I reduced the size of the inner circle and most of the elements that were included. Added three papers but rotated each of themto provide an interesting change of direction.
And, I used a visual triangle for the three red elements.
Simple but compelling.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Taking a class

From Cathy Zielske called "Design Your Life". The first lesson is about page balance. She discusses both symmetrical and asymmetrical balance and provides some templates for us to use. Since I am a digital scrap booker, I find it quite easy to modify them to fit the number of photos I  have.

Here are a few examples of my symmetrical work. For the first one, I searched online for the font that Toys R Us use. It was free so I downloaded it and put it in my PC font folder.  Both of these pages are actually 12 x 12 inches. I love the white space that size provides. It also allow the photos to be larger. Enjoy!

Monday, May 29, 2017

North of South

Heading home...

Used a scrap kit called New Directions from Anita Designs and Dido Designs

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Are we done yet?

A few of the things that are sooooo Ireland and fun things along the way!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Today, we walked our fannies off out and about Kilkenny. We walked throught the ruins of what had been the Jerpoint Abbey. Fortunately we coule climb the stairs because the view of the country side were quite nice. We also stopped at St Canice's Cathedral but did not climb the watch tower. It required youth and stamina. We had the promise of lunch.

And then their was Kilkenny Castle which was built in 1195. I am always stunned when I consider the age of these beautiful buildings in all  of Europe. How they were ever constructed, considering the tools they had then and that they remain in existance.