Number 10: NATURAL BEAUTY¸
This is my very first Design Team project and I made it for Two Scrapbook Friends in January 2011. It was also my first published design for a print magazine, Canadian Scrapbooker. It will always have a special place in my heart.
Number 9: MY DUDE
This design of my son Max was in response to challenge issued by my friend Bev Code at My Sketch World. I created the layout and it sat for several months. In September, I got it back out and added and altered it until it suited the lovely pictures I`d used. It`s still true to her challenge too!
Number 8: YOU AND ME
A design I made of my daughter and her BFF. This picture makes me smile and while I made it in July during my Layout A Day (LOAD) process, is till one of my favs from this year.
Number 7: FALLING FOR YOU
This photo was taken by my darling Adriane when she was 4 years old while we were on a hike. I like the distressed feel of the design and the altered chipboard. It just makes me feel happy.
Number 6: HOLE LOTTA SWEET
This design is based on a sketch from Lucy Chesna at My Sketch World. I am not a huge fan of double layouts in my own work..but this design is a favourite. It colourful and the photos of my daughter eating a donut are some favs. The title work and water colours are cool too!
Number 5: YOU ARE MY HAPPY DAY
I created this design for a Friendzy Friday at Two Scrapbook Friends. The ribbon circle is of my own design and I think as a frame it really draws attention to the great photo of Adriane.
Number 4: EPCOT
I created this using Simple Stories Destinations line and an assignment from Two Scrapbook Friends. The smaller photos allow me to capture some of my favourite places in the World Showcase. I like the distressed feel and bits of metal.
Number 3: Beautiful Beach Hair
As my third choice for 2011, I chose this great picture of my daughter Adriane as we returned from our summer vacation. She thought she was being silly but I captured this moment of beauty with Instagram and my iPhone. The design uses We R Memory Makers and some miscellaneous flowers and buttons from my stash. This design never fails to bring back that wonderful moment of summer joy.
Number 2: Friends are Cool
As my second favourite, I chose this design based on a sketch created by my super talented friend Laura Whitaker. The smaller photos and bright colours in the Bella Blvd. paper steal my heart. My daughter is so lucky to have a great group of friends!
Number One: Finding You
My number one design of 2011, is created using Authentique`s Blissful line for a Practical Scrapper`s challenge. The yellow, grey and black reflect my daughter`s maturity. The picture is of her on her first day of grade three and she was so grown-up. She has settled into her style with a confidence that I had to envy. I wanted to capture it in a design that mirrored this stage of her life.