Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cute Layouts by Lajuana


Here's a couple more very cute layouts using my "Valentine Be Mine" kit. These were was created by Lajuana aka "scrapladyandmore" .

The first one is titled "Minnie Mouse" and was formerly on display in the Gallery at Deco-Pages.com:



The second one is titled "I Love Minnie Mouse" and was also formerly on display in the Gallery at Deco-Pages.com:



Thank you Lajuana for choosing and using my design!!!

Unfortunately, the "Valentine Be Mine" kit is no longer available for sale at Deco-Pages.com since the site has closed.

Happy Veteran's Day!!!


Here's a very patriotic layout using my "Patriot Colors" kit. This one was created by Cyndi Waldmann aka "Digi-Scrap". It is titled "US Veteran's Day" and shows the development of the United States Veteran's Day. It was formerly on display in the Gallery at Deco-Pages.com:

(Unfortunately, the image no longer avaiable)

Thank you Cyndi for choosing and using my design!!!

Unfortunately, the "Patriot Colors" kit is no longer available for sale at Deco-Pages.com since the site has closed.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Starving Artists Multi-Store Tagger Collab On Sale Starting Today...



180 designers set out to make a unique tagger kit, with 1 common color scheme. The result was the LARGEST tagger collab in HISTORY!

All of your favorite designers, All of your favorite stores are hosting this One-of-a-kind multi-store collab!

A list of stores are provided as well as a list of designers on the Starving Artist Blog. Be sure to check them all out to get one heck of a colorful, unique tagger MASSIVE collab.

But Hurry!!! This collab ONLY runs through the month of July at a Low introductory rate per kit of $2.00 each!

Stay tuned for the biggest collab kit in digi-scrap history....



The starving artist collab is the first of it's kind for taggers, designers, and the digital community! Never before has so many different designers and stores come together for a common purpose! To designs and have fun! The starving artist collab kits will not share a common theme, but a common color scheme. Each kit is unique within it's design, and they are HUGE!!! There is a minimum of 10-15 papers and 30-50 elements PER KIT!!! And each for $2.00! WOW!!! And they are only available for the month of July as a Mega Collab!!! Be a part of history! There will never be a multi-store collab like this! Follow the blog, check out the designers and the stores and mark your calendar's for July 1st.....That's when the amazing kits take off. And remember, each store will have a special section entitled Starving Artist Collab.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Retro Design's Newest Quick Page Freebies

The following two layouts were created using Quick Page Freebies created by Helen Weber (Retro Designs). They were formerly available through Deco-Pages.com:


Quick Page Freebie #1


Quick Page Freebie #2



Meandering Salamander

Journaling:
This was a tough critter to get a photo of on our recent trip to Florida. He kept meandering everywhere! My daughter, Nicole, tried to get a photo of another one but no such luck. Patience and persistence finally paid off or I simply wore him out for this photo.

Notes:
This is another great QP by Helen Weber (Retro Designs). Many others who have used the QP have opted to do extractions. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do an extraction or not, but the photo of the salamander on the wall behind the bushes lent itself to an extraction of the bushes. Unfortunately the extraction covers up a third of the frame Helen created. If you know me by now, you know I can never leave well enough alone. The quick page comes with a Sun clock with it’s time set at ten minutes after 10:00. I took my photo at 4:00 in the afternoon, so I had to change the time on the Sun clock. With a little cutting, pasting, mirroring, blending and erasing the Sun clock now displays the corrected time.

Credits:
Photos: Tom Dillion II
Quick Page Freebie #1: Helen Weber (Retro Designs) - Time Began In A Garden Quick Page Freebie
Font: Papyrus
Software: PSCS2


Potting Shed Window - St. Thomas

Notes:
This is another great QP by Helen Weber (Retro Designs). The view through a Potting Shed Window is something I would love to see everyday. If I could see this view everyday, it would mean I was living on the beautiful island of St. Thomas in the Caribbean. This photo was taken on a photo tour of the island during our recent Caribbean cruise on January 29 – February 8, 2009. It was taken from the top of the mountain looking down at the Port of Havensight. There are two ships in view in the middle upper right window pane. The ship to the right is the Emerald Princess, which we were cruising on. I made some subtle changes to the QP. I changed the text on the plaque in the upper left to say St. Thomas. I added a plant in the bucket on the shelf. The plant is an extraction of a plant I took a photo of on the cruise. Finally, I added a ship key chain to the right side of the window.

Credits:
Photos: Tom Dillion II
Quick Page: Helen Weber (Retro Designs) - Time Began In A Garden Quick Page Freebie #2
Font: Ravie
Software: PSCS2

Thank you very much again Helen Weber (Retro Designs)!!!

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Lori Staton's Flutterfly QP Freebie



33rd Anniversaries

My newest layout was created using a cute Quick Page Freebie designed by Lori Staton
for her "Flutterflies" kit. The kit was formerly available at Deco-Pages.com.

Journaling:
Roses for Cheryl from me and flowers from Linde and Sue to celebrate our… 33rd Anniversaries.

Notes:
I went to college with Linde. He and Sue were married one week before Cheryl and me. Almost every year we go out for dinner to celebrate our anniversaries together. This year started with brunch at our house. Then antiquing in Springfield, Ohio. Then dinner at Red Lobster.

Credits:
Photos: Tom Dillion II
Quick Page: Lori Statton - Flutterfly QP Freebie

Font: Brockscript
Software: PSCS2

Many thanks to Lori for sharing her Flutterfly Quick Page Freebie!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Retro Design's Quick Page Freebies

The following two layouts were created using the very generous Quick Page Freebies by Helen Weber (Retro Designs), which can be found by first going to the Scraps Of Memories Freebies thread in the Deco-Pages Forum. After you're there you must post a message asking if you can join the fun or something to that tune. (You may have to register on the site if you haven't already done so.) Helen will send you a Private Message within Deco-Pages with the link to her first Quick Page Freebie. Once you have completed the Quick Page and posted it in the Gallery, go back to the thread, post a link to your layout and Helen will send another Private Message to you with the link to her second Quick Page Freebie...





















Lucretia and Samuel Leiper

Notes:
I was going through my Mother’s collection of family belongings. Something I have done several times before. Only this time while looking through a green metal file box that belonged to my Grandfather (my Mother’s father), I noticed the lid was a little heavier than it should be and there was something rattling in it. Then I noticed a key hole, so I looked through the file box and found a cloth bag containing three keys. One was broke. It was most likely the original for the file box. Another key was too large for the hole. I’m curious what lock it fits? The third key was newer and very shiny. It did not completely match the broken key, but it fortunately fit the hole. It was most likely the replacement for the broken key. I was amazed when I opened this secret compartment in the lid. It contained several rolls of old coins, my Grandfather’s wallet and several envelopes. Each envelope contains photographs of my Mother’s family. Having not seen many photographs of my Mother’s family, this is an absolute gold mine for me. This layout contains some of the contents of one of the envelopes as well as the envelope itself. It was sent by a Mrs. Jenison to my Grandfather in June 1921. This date is based on the date on the letter contained in the envelope and the post mark. The two photographs I placed in the book are of my Grandparents, Lucretia and Samuel Leiper. The four photographs along the bottom are of my Grandmother. The photographs were taken at Mrs. Jenison’s home in Lansing, Michigan and the Conservatory on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. What appears to be cards with writing on them are actually the back side of some of the photographs. These were written by Mrs. Jenison. I felt these were journaling enough for this layout. The one I thought was humorous I placed on the book. It says: “Who’s the Jewess? or Hunk?” I thought it was humorous because I thought the term “hunk” was a modern day term… It just proves there’s new under the sun. The sayings on the other two photographs are: ”I always take the best picture when you can’t see what I look like” and “A chicken with a chic pose and a hen face at the Conservatory on Belle Isle, Detroit, Mich.”. The second saying was on the back side of the photograph of my Grandmother in the bottom right of the layout.

Additional Notes: When is a Quick Page not a Quick Page? It's when you want to add something to the layout and you want to place it under an element in the Quick Page. I wanted to place the photographs under the book. It required duplication of the background and then erasing everything around the book. Thus, making the book in the Quick Page it's own element. LOL!!! This was fun! Thanks Helen!!!

Credits:
Photos: Mrs. Jenison
Quick Page Freebie #1: Helen Weber (Retro Designs) - Scraps of Memories kit
Flower Elements: Deb Ammerman – 07 Scrapbook Day kit
Swirl Element: CAZ – Garden Party June 2006 PTP kit
Font: Edwardian Script
Software: PSCS2





















Leiper Family

Journaling (left side of book):
LEIPER

Samuel Harper Leiper
b. March 23, 1897
m. December 21, 1921
Lucretia Isabell Bashaw
b. August 24, 1898
Hugh Miller Leiper
b. November 1, 1922
Moneta Frances Leiper
b. January 31, 1924
Glenna Joanne Leiper
b. December 28, 1928

Journaling (under photo):
Samuel Harper Leiper
b. March 23, 1897
d. May 13, 1935

Notes:
I decided to make this QP layout a mini-genealogy of my Leiper Family. The middle photo features my Grandmother Lucretia Isabell Bashaw Leiper holding my Mother Glenna Joanne Leiper on her lap with my Uncle Hugh Miller Leiper standing on her right and my Aunt Moneta Frances Leiper standing on her left. The photo in the book features my Grandfather Samuel Harper Leiper.

Credits:
Photos: Unknown Photographer
Quick Page Freebie #2: Helen Weber (Retro Designs) - Scraps of Memories kit
Font: Harrington
Software: PSCS2

Thank you very much Helen Weber (Retro Designs)!!!

More Layouts Using Patriot Colors

Here's a couple very cute layouts, that have used my Patriot Colors kit and are on display in the Gallery at Deco-Pages:

The layout below is titled "
Stars of the Stage" was created by Lajuana aka scrapladyandmore.





















The layout below is titled "Kung Fu Poser" was created by Lajuana aka scrapladyandmore.





















Thank you Lajuana aka scrapladyandmore for choosing and using my design!!!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Patriotic Layouts

The following two Patriotic layouts were created using the Quick Pages from my new Patriot Colors kit, which can be found in the Deco-Pages store...


American Eagle

Journaling:
''O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!''

This is a photo of the American Eagle artwork painted on the wall at the VFW Post 4044 in Columbus, Ohio. It was painted by a local artist, John Buttaci. I had the fortunate chance to photograph it at my Uncle Hugh Leiper’s Going Away Party on June 12, 2005.

Credits:
Photo: Tom Dillion II
All Elements: Tom Dillion II – Patriot Colors kit
Font: Eight Fifteen
Software: PSCS2


Uncle Hugh

Journaling:
Hugh Leiper
VFW 4044 Post Commander
1988-1989

Note:
This is a photo of a photo of my Uncle Hugh. I was amazed when I found the photo hanging on the wall of the VFW Post 4044 in Columbus, Ohio at his Going Away Party on June 12, 2005. This is my Mother’s older brother. I couldn’t understand why he was having his Going Away Party at the VFW until I found the photo and realized he was a member and former Commander.

Credits:
Photo: Tom Dillion II
All Elements: Tom Dillion II – Patriot Colors kit
Font: Pythagoras
Software: PSCS2

Monday, July 14, 2008

Patriot Colors


Preview 1....................................................Preview 2


Preview 3

Patriot Colors is now in the Deco-Pages store! I've been working off and on this kit for a year. I'm glad it took a year because of all the techiques I've learned and incorporated in the kit. They make the kit so much better.

Patriot Colors is just in time to scrap your 4th of July layouts. It celebrates patriotism with the deep colors of Red, White and Blue. I love these colors. To me they stand for freedom, honor and country. This kit can be used for any occasion. Let your imagination be your guide.

All Kit Elements were Created at 300 dpi.

The Kit Includes:

- 21 Background Papers
- 9 Bows
- 9 Clips
- 15 Brads
- 3 Flowers
- 6 Prongs
- 17 Ribbons (18” long)
- 2 Quick pages at 12”x12” size

- 82 Total Elements

Check it out in the
Deco-Pages store.

More Layouts Using My Designs

I love to see the layouts that people create. I especially enjoy the layouts that are created using my designs. Following are more layouts on display it the Gallery at Deco-Pages:

The layout below is titled "
Only The Shadow Knows". It was created by macochran using my "Wild Thing" kit.



The layout below is titled "
Shark Attack". It was created by macochran using my "Wild Thing" kit..



The layout below is titled "
Banana Weed". It was created by DebAmmerman using my "Garden Party" kit.



The layout below is titled "
Sakura". It was created by 1iceprincess using my "Garden Party" kit.



The layout below is titled "
Carolyn's Garden". It was created by 1iceprincess using my "Garden Party" kit.



The layout below is titled "
Rockin' with Even Start". It was created by Rhoda Jayne using my "An Art Nouveau Surprise" kit.



The layout below is titled "
Summer vacation with Heather". It was created by Rhoda Jayne using my "An Art Nouveau Surprise" kit.



Thank you all so much for choosing and using my designs!!!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

My Newest Cruise Layouts

The following two layouts were created using my "soon to be released" kit fondly named Heather's Hope. Once the kit is complete, it will be available at Deco_Pages.



"Scuba Divers Monument"

Journaling:
Almost directly across Aven Rafael Melgar (the main street of Cozumel), was this very picturesque arched monument of scuba divers and fish. We had no idea what the monument was for, but I needed a picture of Cheryl standing in front of it with the cruise ship in the background. Getting the picture was difficult because of street traffic, tourists on the sidewalk and the Royal Caribbean ship in the background sailing away. We have since learned that this is a monument to scuba divers.

Credits:
Photo: Tom Dillion II
All Elements: Tom Dillion II
Font: Taco Salad and Highland Perk
Software: Photoshop CS2



"Hard at Work"

Journaling:
When we were at Labadee I spotted what appeared to be a cute wishing well in the distance. Upon closer inspection, I found a man sitting comfortably in a chair and realized he was “hard at work” as a life guard.

Credits:
Photo: Tom Dillion II
All Elements: Tom Dillion II
Software: Photoshop CS2




The following layout was created using my "soon to be released" kit named Mex & Margs. Once the kit is complete, it will be available at Deco_Pages.



"Pancho's Backyard"

Journaling:
On the sixth day of our cruise we arrived in Cozumel, Mexico shortly before lunch. As Cheryl and I walked along the main street, we decided we were hungry and needed to try some real Mexican cuisine. We had read many restaurant reviews before the cruise. Pancho’s Backyard was a favorite of most everyone. We decided to try it. We absolutely loved it. They had excellent food, atmosphere and entertainment. We can’t wait to go back.

Credits:
Photo: Tom Dillion II
All Elements: Tom Dillion II
Software: Photoshop CS2


Layouts Created Using My Design

I love to see the layouts that people create and how they use the same elements differently. I especially enjoy the layouts that are created using my designs. Following are a couple layouts on display it the Gallery at Deco-Pages:

The layout below is titled "Animal Kingdom Parade 3" was created by bonitatime.



The layout below is titled "I Am Leo" was created by macochran.



Thank you both for choosing and using designs I have created!!!

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