Thursday, December 11, 2014

Just Chillin

Hi you all and welcome to my blog :) This is a layout I just recently did and thought it was perfect for the Lasting Memories DT call: What's Your Style??? It's Anything Goes, they just want to see your style.
So what is my style???? I didn't really have to ponder to long to know, just have to look back at this past year of crafting to know. Out of this layout I did, probably the one thing that isn't my style is One Picture :) But everything else with this layout is my style. Don't get me wrong I do the occasional layout with one picture, but it's not my general style, but then my style is to try new things so I guess then it would be my style :)
So back to the original question What is my style???
1) I usually start with a road map per say in other words I usually always start a layout with a sketch or a theme (trigger, story starter, recipe, etc) This layout started with a sketch:

This particular sketch I turned a 1/4 turn counter clockwise to work for me. But I did include journaling below the picture like in the sketch.
2) Next is the paper, embellishments and title. which I wouldn't have handy if it wasn't for my monthly Counterfeit Kit made based on the blog Counterfeit Kit Challenge. This year has been one of the best and easiest years of scrapbooking I've had since I started scrapbooking in 2007 and I have to give that to this fine blog! Nothing makes a scrapbook layout come together faster than when you have the things ready to go! So this monthly blog challenge has helped me with that by giving the challenge to create a kit each month and challenge to use it each month :) So now this has become a basis of my style :) I've come to find out that I love to layer pattern papers and embellishments over this past year.

3) Next is the photo(s) and I'm lucky enough to have a hobby that I enjoy so much that I usually have pictures on hand to scrap with. But there are times when I don't but come to find out when I did layout a day in May 2014 that my local CVS store is fantastic for getting some quick pictures if needed for the theme of the day. I have an array of topics to choose from: kids and grandkids, the boys (our dogs), heritage photos, when I was a kid, trips we take and time together, that I have pictures that will have me scrapping for a long time ahead :) Just about any theme I have crossed I can pull something out of my photos to cover it and get that memory on paper in a creative way.

So I guess that is my style, a style that I enjoy!
I'm glad to have this chance to enter for this DT call, as Lasting Memories is a fun blog with lots ideas and inspiration to help you scrap those photos and it would be an honor to be on their team :)  

15 comments:

  1. Good luck to you, Tina! I like hearing about your scrap booking process.

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    1. Thank you Emily :) Doing that process was actually fun and extremely enlightening to learn how I scrap :)

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  2. Good luck with the DT call Tina - I love seeing your layouts and I'm sure you'd make a fabulous addition to the team :)

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    1. Thank you Karen I appreciate the compliment :)

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  3. Oh how I LOVE this title to go with the photo!!! This is fun!! I was just noticing your sidebar!! Lots of Lasting Memories badges!! Yay! So glad you are trying out for the DT. Good luck to you!!

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  4. Thank you Michele :) I had fun working up the title, too :)

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  5. I love, love, love your layout Tina! I have no clue what my "style" is either but it isn't often that I just do one picture layouts either. But I do do them occasionally. How cool that your tractors were in the calendar!! We get tractor calendars too, but not sure which one we get. Will have to look! Good luck with the DT call Tina, I think you will be a great asset to their team! Keeping my fingers crossed for you! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Such a cute/great picture!! Love the page!!

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  7. Great layout, love your title. Good luck with the DT call.
    Cindy F

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  8. Hey girl! I like your style :) You always have a story to tell too! Great layout this week! Thanks for trying our for our DT Call at Lasting Memories!

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    1. LOL! I just realized I thought you were a different Tina, hence the "Hey Girl!" LOL!

      Can you please email me at wilson_family@rogers.com as I can't find an email address, thank you!!!!!!!!

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  9. Super cute layout! Love that photo!!! And all those blingey embellishments are just awesome!!

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  10. Oh. BTW, thanks for the link to the Lasting Memories blog...I'm all about challenges!!

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