journaling: My love affair with coffee started in graduate school. It was needed to help me wake up and focus in the mornings after staying up late in the lab or working on the house. Now I use it to wake up in the mornings after getting the kids off to school. I’ve never been one to drink it black, give me cream and sugar, please. Starbucks lattes are even better, but are a fairly rare treat because of their cost. Pumpkin Spice and Peppermint Mocha are fall and winter favorites that I can drink all year round.
credits: at The-LilyPad.com: Kim Jensen- Torn Kraft, Chipboard Alphabet Soup, Bitty Blingy Blooms, Bloomin' Sweet; Jacque Larsen- Wake Me up; Amy Martin- Blanc Stitches, Stitched Love; Grow With Love Letters January by Crystal Livesay at designhousedigital.com; font: custom font by Darcy Baldwin
journaling: a shirt, a skirt, and a purple pointy hat...
definitely one of the simpler costumes this Halloween, but still oh so cute and bewitching. ~Brenna 10-26-10
credits: Wickedest Witch and Keep Calm Splatter On by Michelle Godin at The-LilyPad.com, glitter style by Flergs
font: custom font by Darcy Baldwin
My galleries didn’t really reflect the amount of scrapping I did last month since I ended up working on a lot of projects that I couldn’t show off right away. Now that they’ve been posted in the places they were made for, I can show them off here too.
credits: DHD Grab Bag by Crystal Livesay and Sara Gleason at TLP; The Witching Hour by TLP designers; Studio Mix 31- Oogie Boogie by The Studio Girls at scrapbookgraphics.com; font: AJF Mad Hatter, AJC Bread and Butter
journaling: This was the last time I saw Grandpa Walt, as he passed away at the age of 93 on October 19. The years of dementia had made it seem like he left mentally a long time ago, but there would still be occasional glimpses of the once sharp mind that he had. Walt could still say a meaningful prayer whenever asked. MommyPat misses him terribly after all of these years of taking care of him, and I hope that she can now find some time to do the things that she enjoys and fill her empty hours. We will have to write letters to her since we do not live close by. I’m glad I took that weekend to visit with my mother for MommyPat’s 88th birthday and the senior pageant. Goodbye, Grandpa Walt. We will see you in Heaven again someday.
credits: Big Ideas by One Little Bird at The-LilyPad.com; Grow with Love Letters - May by Crystal Livesay at DesignHouseDigital.com
I made this page and the following art tags as part of a tutorial series I’ve started writing for Michelle Godin’s blog. I started with a tutorial on How to Use Layered Layout Templates and the grouping or clipping mask function.
credits: everything by Michelle Godin at The-LilyPad.com: Design Boosters 1, Chasing Rainbows Mixed Media, Wickedest Witch, Sunshine and Grass Stains, Softly Painted Solids, Sloppy Stencils 2; font: CK Handprint
My second tutorial is about how to do Masking and Misting with Digital Ink- masked ink splatters are definitely one of my favorite types of embellishments at the moment! Michelle made ink splatter brushes that I requested so I can make them in any shape I want.
Scrapbookgraphics has started a series of inspiration quote posts in September on Pinterest that I’ve made a few pages for. It’s hard for me to find quotes that speak to me visually, but I’m really pleased with how the ones I’ve done so far have come out.
credits: Danceologie by Studio Ztampf! at scrapbookgraphics.com
font: TXT Sloppy Script, Majestic
credits: Finding My Way by Rosey Posey and Birgit Kerr, AJC11 Parcel 42 by Tangie Baxter at scrapbookgraphics.com; font: AJF Mad Hatter
credits: Artists' Fairies by Lorie Davison at scrapbookgraphics.com;
font: FO PS I Love You
Labels: Brenna, Kim Jensen, Melinda, Michelle Godin, scrapbookgraphics, scrapbooking