Saturday, November 22, 2008

It sure Feels Like Winter

Brrr... It sure feels like winter right now with temperatures in the low 30's but at least there's no snow to speak of right now. I can't believe how quickly fall has come and "feels like" gone. All the leaves are down now and with the temperatures below freezing it feels like winter. Brrr... It hasn't been that long ago that my trees looked like the one you'll see in the page below. Believe it or not I took the picture with my camera phone. It is a little LG Rumor phone. Not too bad but my digital camera would have captured the light coming through the leaves better. I used the color challenge kit "Pumpkin Spice" from Dana Conditt and Lorene Hill over at Deco Pages. It's free for Club Deco Members or during the month of November you can purchase it for $1.99.

Here is the preview to the starter kit!

I've really been having fun with the challenges at Deco Pages...when I've actually had time to participate in them. There is a challenge called scrap by numbers which is three seperate challenges and three rewards but it uses one starter kit which you don't have to use but have to have a set number of elements in the pages. The three different challenges are called Scrap By Numbers, Material Girl Challenge and Holiday Challenge. There is an add on kit reward for each challenge that you participate in.

Here is the preview of the starter kit that as a Club Deco Member you can get for free or purchase in the store for $3.00.

This page below is the page that I created for the Material Girl Challenge. The challenge was to use a recipe card and I thought I would mix it up a little by not using an actual recipe...instead creating a recipe for "Love" The journaling reads: 1 cup of enthusiasm, 1 cup of devotion, 1 cup of unselfishness, 1/2 cup of affection, 1 tsp affection, 1 tsp benevolence, a pinch of attachment. Mix together in a heart shaped vessel and bake a lifetime.

This next one is the one that I created for the Scrap by Numbers challenge. There were a list of elements that you could choose 4 from to complete the page. I chose ribbon, metal brad, scalloped edge, and three papers. It was fun to do too! Of course with a subject like my dear grandson, all the challenges are fun for me.

I still have to complete the holiday challenge to complete the three of them. I can't wait to see what I wind up doing....

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Family Book with Color Technique

I have finished the family book that I started with the splash of color technique in the Photography challenge over at Deco Pages. I have never done anything like this before and am learning how to use Photoshop Elements so it was an interesting thing to do. I really enjoyed the experience. So starting with Mary, my grandmother...

She is a wonderful Grandma too! I spend as much time with her as I possibly can and try to ask her questions about my heritage and family. Not to mention that I just enjoy spending time with her. This page was made with the November Club Deco Kit with contributions from Amy Passmore. Fonts used were Engravers and Freestyle Script.

Her oldest son is Dale. He is a great Uncle. He always has lots of funny stories to tell.

This page was created from the November Club Deco Kit: Heritage Blessings with contributions by Dana Conditt. Font used was Freestyle Script.

Then there is Aunt Sis. She is a wonderful lady, I just love her to pieces. It's too bad that she doesn't live close enough for me to see her more than once a year.

Her page was made with the same November Club Deco Kit iwht contributions by JBurkhart of Burkhart Scrapzone Designs. There are so many wonderful pieces in this kit! It has been such fun to work with. The font is Freestyle Script.

Aunt June follows third in the progression of children. This wonderful lady has survived breast cancer not once but twice and currently is being treated for Cancer on her spleen. She is my hero and my friend.

Her page was made with Heritage Blessings November Club Deco Kit with contributions by RoseMadeDesigns. I just loved the rich colors for her. Font is Freestyle Script.

Following Aunt June is Uncle Ronnie. He is so funny as well as talented and artistic. Closer to mom's age, he was her favorite brother.

Same Club Deco Kit: Heritage Blessings with contributions by Deb Ammerman. Font is Freestyle Script.

Last but not least and obviously my favorite is Connie, my mom. She was the youngest of six children even though you will only find five here. Uncle Jack died when he was sixteen playing Russian Roulette.
Moms page was created with contributions from Paris Designs, RoseMadeDesigns, Lori Staton and Jennifer Rassi. Same font was used: Freestyle script.

You can find the Designers at Deco Pages and as a Club Deco member you have access to the monthly Club Deco Kits for Free as well as other kits and gifts that are exclusive to Club Deco Members. There are wonderful challenges that stretch the imagination and teach wonderful techniques such as this one in the Photography challenge. It is a great community, I hope that you will come and join us.

Thanks for looking! Hope to see you at Deco!