Friday, September 21, 2012

The challeneges - No. 1

Time to show off with my challenges layouts!

The first challenge was to scrap a layout about a special person in my life and of course say why he or she is important. There are four or five important and special people in my life, but this time I chose to do a page with and about my husband. Of course there had to be a picture and some journaling, but the idea was to use the things we learnt during the workshops, so I ended up with my first double page layout. I used the Summer Getaway kit from Scrapable to create the layout and I am happy with the results. I find it challenging to create pages where my husband is alone in the picture or pictures. I don't want to make it girly looking or too crowded, but I found all the elements I needed in this kit and this is the result:

The journaling says:

We met in 2003 and although it was not love at first sight, we fell in love in a very short period of time and after I got to know you I knew I wanted you to be the father of my children and the man I want to grow old with. We’ve been through ups and downs and stood against people who did not want to see us together. We did a lot of things to be where we are today. I moved to the other side of the world just to be with you and I do not regret it for a second.

We are not in the same place all the time and every time you leave home you take a piece of me with you. We are both working for our children and our future and it is unfair to be far from each other for so long, but we both know that in the end we have each other and three wonderful children and a place we call our home. I love you like I never thought I could love anyone and I promise you I will do anything in my power not to hurt you or make you sad. You are my best friend,my lover and my husband and I want to spend forever with you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Last two workshops

Already past mid-September and I started working and Alex started grade 1. I am so busy I didn't even have the time to post some of the posts I wrote back in August.

Here are the last workshops from the set, so the next post is going to be with layouts I did for the challenges. I didn't win any of the prizes and I wasn't even a runner-up, but I am happy I took part in this contest and did some more layouts.

The funny things about these last two layouts is that I knew that one of the workshops was going to be a journaling layout, so I started working on a layout for the last poem I wrote for my husband. When I was just about finished with it I saw that the workshop was about title layering and not journaling and I finished the page by playing with the title. Also while commenting on the other designers layouts I saw one that was perfect for a double page layout - I told the designer and she did end up doing it as a double page layout and got a lot of positive comments on it. Now by the time I got to workshop 9 and saw it's not journaling, I knew workshop 10 would be it. I decided to make the second page of a double page layout for the last workshop and what better occasion to go with this poem, than my wedding day and a little story for Alex who although was there she was too young to remember.

Workshop 9 - layered title - kits used Classic Beauty and Summer Breeze by Just So Scrappy.

Workshop 10 - journaling - kits used Classic Beauty and Summer Breeze by Just So Scrappy.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Still workshop layouts

Workshop 7 - color extraction - kit used Fiesta by Mediterranka Design. I actually won this kit in the happy section from the Digi Shop Talk forum... you should check it if you like to win free kits and templates. I decided to do something different with this template and did it on a diagonal. I think it has a lot of dynamic.

I love her smile and her dimple... well I love everything about her:) after all she is mine!!!... I took this picture at the graduation ceremony from the basic school she went too. When Alex started school in Jamaica we enrolled her in the second term in second grade in a basic school close to where we live. However after a few months when I learnt that I was getting the full time job, we decided to move her to a school closer to my work place. It is not only a better school, but knowing her close to me at all times gives me peace of mind. She learns computers, Spanish and French and she did really good in all her subjects, so I say "Hat off baby girl! I am really proud of you!"

Workshop 8 - template - kits used from Life's a Rainbow Collection by Roseytoes Designs: blue, yellow and black and white. The pictures were taken in August 2011.