Sunday, September 25, 2016

Documentary White #5 Smitten

Documentary White #5

This is my final page with this kit.  It had way too many black and white papers.  Live and learn.  That me and my oldest, such a sweet pic.  That little one is now 25.  I am so behind getting her baby pics in an album.  Which is funny that I am pretty much caught up with my two younger girls.  Go figure!

I turned the sketch to the left and it worked out perfectly.

Thank you for stopping by!    Traci

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Documentary White Kit #4 Just Plain Cute

Documentary White Kit #4
Just Plain Cute

I dug deep to get this photo (20 years old!).  It's so sweet seeing them this tiny.  Not sure how all three of them ended up in the tub at the same time.  I liked the sketch because it looks like bubbles.  I did something a little different for me.  I did some watercoloring around the pink bubbles trying to match the mint color at the base.  It was just a plain mint strip that I put two rows of washi tape which totally changed the look.

I used the sketch from Paper Issues, from August 2016.
I recently purchased a Chromebook that I am using to write this blog.  It won't allow to do things that I was used to doing with my laptop, like linking a photo of the sketch from someone else's blog.  As soon as I get it figured out I will post their sketch.  In the meantime, check out via the link.

Thanks for stopping by!    Traci

Friday, September 23, 2016

Documentary White Kit #3 Pokemon Go!

Documentary White Kit #3
Pokemon Go!

No, I don't play the game, my girls do as well as half the country.  What a rage this summer!  My daughter is here for the summer (she attends a school in CA and I live in TX).  I live across the street from TWU (Texas Women's University) where my dtr would find all kinds of Pokemon.  I wanted to document this rage because next summer it might be something else.

I followed the sketch pretty closely.  My first time using acrylic paints on a page.  Nice to use up some more tags.  I used 4!

Thank you for stopping by!  Traci

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Documentary White Kit #2 Sewing Haven

Documentary White Kit #2
Sewing Haven
Before children, I used to have a little sewing business.  I made mostly bridesmaid dresses.  It wasn't very steady and was for extra money when my husband was getting his engineering degree.  I wanted to document that part of my life that was very important to my past.  Now I only use that same sewing machine on my layouts.

I used this sketch again and it looks so different that the Road Trip Silence.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Documentary White Kit #1 Love You

Documentary White
#1 Love You
This page has several papers from the cream kit that I wanted to use up.  I was inspired by a sketch that had all these hexagons and I had that wood hexagon with the green stripes at the bottom left corner of the photo and I just went with it.  Surprisingly, I don't own a hexagon punch.  So I decided to cut them out with my Scan N Cut.  Which sounds like a great idea, except that I didn't cut out hexagons, I cut out octagons!  And I used up all the scraps.  It took me a little while but I managed to salvage all of them.  I used some black and white striped washi along the edges.

I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy #90 as my inspiration.

I was so excited to start this kit that I didn't take a picture of it.  I'll get the hang of it.

Thanks for stopping by!   Traci

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Documentary Cream Kit 9th & Final Page Road Trip Silence

Documentary Cream Kit
9th and Final Page
Road Trip Silence
This is my final page for this kit.  I am very proud of all that I was able to create.  And I did them all over one weekend, which was pretty nice.    

This photo is around 15 years old.  We would take road trips from TX to AZ driving straight through.  It made it rough on the kids so there were many ways to entertain them.  We had a small portable TV with VHS (way before vehicles equipped with built in video monitors and DVDs).  Occasionally, I would hear silence.  It meant one of two things.  They were either being sneaky and up to no good, or they were asleep.  YES!!  Sleepy heads.

I actually scraplifted SBC SketchCrew Lyne's LO

Here is what I have left of my kit.

I put all of this toward to Documentary White Kit and added more elements as you will soon see.

Thanks for stopping by.  Traci

Monday, September 19, 2016

Dcumentary Cream Kit #8 Do You Mind?

Documentary Cream Kit #8
Do You Mind?
I love this diagonal line of this layout.  I swoom over those alphas by Fancy Pants Life is Beautiful.  Reminds me of a calico kitty we used to have.  And speaking of kitty, here she is.  If you have a cat, I know you can relate.  They don't want anything to do with you until you start reading a book or work on your laptop.  Yep, that's what was happening.  She made herself nice a cozy right in the middle of the keyboard.  Excuse me, do you mind?  I used a couple tags, which are really difficult for me to do.  And there is that cute little frame and yes, there is a flair that I got at Tuesday Morning some time ago.  

I have found so many lovely sketches at Scrapbook Challenges.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Traci