March 31, 2011

Hey Look, More Butterflies

Whew. Working and being a mom sure takes a lot of time. My fingers have been itching to do some scrapbooking lately. Especially with some of the new downloads I’ve gotten recently! Not to mention I am SO behind on my daughter’s album… and she is only four months old.

So, I finally started taking my laptop on the bus with me. Not the perfect place to work on MDS if it gets crowded, but, hey, one of the major benefits of digital scrapbooking is that you CAN take it with you reasonably. And it gives me the option to something interesting on my daily commute.

Well, I wanted to make sure that I hit on the important events first in my “catch-up” project, so what is more important than my daughter’s christening. Not really much at this point I suppose, so that is where I started. Besides, I love some of the pictures we took that day. She looks like a little porcelain dolly.

I’ve got a couple of tricks for you on this page that I’m really proud of. First off- I’m loving the Nursery DSP inside punches. Check out the cool design on the butterfly punches. This was achieved by putting the frilly pink circle DSP inside the punch and zooming way out. Then, I placed a punch of plain cherry cobbler paper behind it. Finally, I topped it off with the butterfly stamp from the new set Cottage Garden with a white centered shadow (you know how I love my shadows). The finished product is so dainty I just want to squeal in delight!

The other cool trick I used here was to make a custom sized tulip border on the right hand page. To create this look I used the Vintage Overlay twice, overlapping each other just enough to create the desired size box to fit my two photos. Then, disguised the “extra” pieces of the stamp by covering them up with strategically placed squares of DSP that matched my background. The final step was to cover up the goofy looking intersection of the stamps in the lower left hand corner with a strategically placed butterfly embellishment. All together, you would never know that the tulip bordered was pieced together.

Well, that’s all for today. Hopefully it won’t take me quite so long to make my next page now that I’m back into the grove of things again. Can you say “Messy Baby” (think first meal of sweet potatoes- YUM).

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