Saturday, March 04, 2006

Finished Product!

Whew! I finally had time to scan my photos and finish my layout! I started on this intending to use photos of my great-grandfather holding two of his grandkids; my mom and her cousin. But when I went through the photos, I could only find one of the photos.

Instead I found two fabulous photos of my great aunt in about 1950. She lived in Tokyo with her husband who was in the army. She is modeling a kimono! While I would love to see a color picture of this, the sepia-toned and aged photo is so delicate and beautiful looking! I really love these photos and I think they went perfectly with the coloring and round shapes in the background sketch I used.

Once I knew I would use these photos, I just had to use that awesome Kanji brush-stamp that I had in my digital collection. I really love that this is heritage and Japanese at the same time!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Creative Team

Lucky me! I got chosen to be on the creative team of one of the best new digital scrapbook designers, Christine Smith! I get a free kit at least twice a month and I make two scrapbook layouts using the kit.

Here's a preview of my latest layout using her Superstar kit available at . Key and doily from Traci Sims and stitching from Jen Wilson. I still have to finish the page, but here's a peek!

The sketch is a challenge posted on the digichick blog here :

Sometimes doing a sketch or a challenge can really stretch you creatively, so it's fun to do! I still need to add the title, photos and finishing touches to this! I'll post again when it's finished!