Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving Layouts

Well, goodness me. I've been pretty quiet on this blog! My kids and hubby were off school/work last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and all will be returning to the regular routine tomorrow.
(Yee haw).
We had a really nice, relaxing Thanksgiving. It was just the four of us, but it was nice letting the girls do what they wanted to do. I spread out the cooking chores throughout the day, so I didn't feel any stress over making the big meal. Steve ventured out to a couple of stores that were open and managed to find some things he wanted/needed. He insisted that I go look for a few things I had been wanting, so after I put the turkey in the oven I ventured out for a bit. I was not successful in finding anything, though. Oh well. I made up for it on Friday. I don't usually go out on Black Friday as I am not a huge fan of the crowds. I did venture out later in the morning and while a few of the deals were already long gone, I managed to pick up some deals. Plus, I was pleasantly surprised to find I didn't have to wait in any lines! Double score!
In amongst the holiday festivities I managed to work on organizing and tagging my digi stuff on my computer. I'd let some of that lapse, so had a back log to work on. Because the girls are good at entertaining themselves, I found I had more time to work on it and feel good that I accomplished my tasks! I did some online Digi Black Friday shopping though. So, now I have a bit more to organize. Ah well, it felt good for a few minutes to be caught up on that. hee, hee.
I also managed to create a few layouts over the past few days. And here they are!
Credits: Comfy for Fall Mega Kit (papers, alpha and numbers) by Gina Cabrera. Brush from a set called Flytrap found at Font: Century Gothic. Template used is from the SimplySarahDesigns blog.

I didn't title this one, but I think you can tell what the subject is by the pictures.

Credits: Comfy for Fall Mega Kit by Gina Cabrera, Font: CK Carefree, Template: SimplySarahDesigns blog.

I worked on this one quite a bit today. I was trying to figure out how to do the stitching. I still need to work on getting that down better, but I like how this one came out. I subscribe to a Premiere Newsletter at Each month we get a wonderful kit as part of the subscription (as well as some awesome tutorials). I saw a layout in the gallery created by the creator of the newsletter and tutorials, Linda Sattgast and was inspired to create this layout from the layout she posted. Most of the items used in this layout came directly from the kit this month called Autumn Flowers. I used a frame from Gyspy Chick Boho Vintage Frames. I also used a grid overlay from Christine Borgfeld. The other thing not a part of this kit was the font I used and that is CK Carefree, which I found on a disc I was sent by CK magazine as part of a promotion. I found the disc while cleaning in my scraproom (the other thing I did that kept me pretty busy on Wednesday). I had never even looked at the disc before this weekend and I've had it for probably a year-and about the only thing I like so far on the disc is that font! LOL I'm sure if I really looked at it, I'd find something else I like. But who has time when all I want to do is create or do digi stuff these days!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you find time to create something today!


Erica said...

Your pages are looking better & better! The classes have paid off! I need to kick in gear and take one of her classes. I am just so cheap I tell ya. I take all the freebie tips & tricks I can get. I just did one from her idea in CK...with vellum overlay. And I liked it. I realized I have no swirl brushes. I deleted them all & need to find a few more!

Clearly Inspired said...

More great layouts! I am not good at taking Thanksgiving photos and now you have given me a reason to make sure I do next year.


Inky Hugs!

Linda said...

Oh WOW Jeanne! All your work is just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Have you read the Mossy Creek books by Deborah Smith (and other authors)? They are fantastic!