Friday, August 24, 2012

Combining Blog Post.......

I have been neglecting my blog lately, too many things going on to take time to post my newest layouts....not many, but I have been scrapping when time permits!  Ron had minor surgery on his ankle on 7-23-12 and has been home recouping and going to Physical Therapy.  He is doing better and plans to be back at work on Monday.  Staying at home certainly isn't his cup of tea.  He has told me several times over the last few weeks, "All I want to do is go back to work!"  Praying that he will be able to work next week!  

We have also been gone a lot, mostly visiting family, we just can't seem to stay away from my very busy granddaughter, Ava, for more than a couple of weeks at a time.  We were in Wichita on August 11 and were able to watch Rachelle and Raegen run in the 5K Glow Run which started at 8:45 pm,  a fun race to watch!  Most of the runners wore brightly colored cloths, home made Tutu's, and anything that glowed in the dark!  
Raegen and Rachelle, so proud of you!
Ava enjoyed  wearing mom's medal and glow sticks!
My newest layouts were scrapped using ideas from Club CK Creative Challenges, I combined only two for this layout.  The first challenge was Issue #6-use hexagons on your project.  I scrapped this layout as a companion layout for one that I had scrapped in March for Ashley Horton's Sketch It Out challenge.  Funny thing, I had scrapped the previous layout using the hexagon shape and needed a companion layout for Ava's album, since I don't like it if my opposing layout doesn't match!  Silly, I know, but just can't do it any other way!  The second challenge was Issue #7-to use clocks.  I used the word Time in my title, along with a clock element.  I love the photos of Raegen and Ava on our living room floor when she was only 4 months old.....times goes too fast!  I started with white cardstock, misting it with Cherry Blossom Walnut Ink Antiquing Solution by Tsukineko.  The hexagon shapes were fussy cut with paper from my stash.  I have had this paper for almost four years, very glad to be able to use it, the colors were perfect.
This layout will go in the album to the right of the layout below.  The colors match better than in the photos.

My second layout was scrapped for the newest "thought", mixing fonts, at thinking*through*design.  The layout is a two page layout that I scrapped for Raegen, I am still trying to finish her high school album.  The idea behind mixing fonts is to add interest and texture to your project.  I do like the look of mixing fonts in my titles and added elements.  Along with mixing fonts on a layout, I also like to mix the colors.  I cut the first four letters in the title with my Cricut, the "S" and two "t's" are from the Cuttin' Up cart, the "A" is from the Lyrical Letters cart, and the "e" is a doodlebug design, inc sticker.
I need to journal names, dates, and times for this layout....a great way to keep track of stats for future reference.  Be sure and stop by thinking*through*design and leave a comment, or post a layout.   


  1. Love your layouts!!! I really like your use of the hexagons and all of the pics on your double pager :)

  2. Great pages Carolyn and I always love how you include so many photos on your double page layouts!! The stars look awesome on that one!!

  3. Wow, Carolyn! As much as I love all the layouts with Ava, I have missed seeing your track layouts! You really know how to make each photo shine. The way you mat them, the different sizes, the way they are all still tied really tells the whole story. The mixed fonts in your title totally ROCK, too! Awesome!

  4. I am not a fan of hexaagons but I like the colors & patterns you used in yours.I also like the flower with the banners.The stars with the buttons are neat. I also like the strip with the name going across the 2 pages.

  5. I adore your hexagon layouts...such a trend these days. I can't stay away from my grand children for too long either...I NEED to see them at least every few days;-)