I love what Scrapbook and cards today does with their column called: Easy, Detailed, Expert and I thought that I would give it a swing wile designing these 2 layouts for the Scrapbox with the Cosmo Cricket paper line "Girl Friday"!
When I create a layout I always try to form a triangle by placing my elements on the page and have either a horizontal or vertical line to keep your eyes aligned with the picture. If you look at the "Easy" layout bellow, I have the little bug tag with the buttons row and title that creates a triangle and here again with the "Expert" one I have the same triangle with the cluster of elements near the top little butterfly, the little marching bug and combines with part of my title.
For my vertical line I have used the placement of the paper and also the patterns of the papers (it's also another good trick to keep in mind)!
To jazz up the "Expert' one I haded additional layers, extra border punch's and a mix of fun brads! Dig in our stash, Mix it up... and have fun! Loving the brads....
I painted this watercolor painting "Looking Up to Old Glory" just days after 9/11/01. I felt scared, anxious for what would come next in our country. My husband was on an aircraft carrier in the Gulf and I had not spoken (really emailed) with him since the morning of 9/11, I watched the news 24 hours a day hoping to catch word of his ship and find out where he was. To this day when I look at this painting and think about our world then, I get so emotional I can't control my tears. On this day, I keep all the families that lost a loved one or dear friend close to my heart -- and will look to Old Glory for comfort. #neverforget
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