Saturday, December 12, 2009

6x6, Print and Cut, and a Give Away

As promised, it's Saturday and I'm here with a new post. You might want to get comfortable, it's going to be a little bit of a longer post today. First off, some background on today's project. I started out in the paper crafting world as a card maker. Then, about 3 years ago, I made my first scrapbook. It was a 6"x6" scrapbook, and I loved the ease at which it went together. About a year ago, I made my first 12"x12" scrapbook, and haven't looked back. I fell in love with all the extras you can add to a page that large. Recently I've decided to make a 6x6 scrapbook of Christmas, with a page for each kid every year. I want the book to grow each year with us. So, I've been working on this book and have been really struggling to let my style (which includes a love for lots of layers) show through without overpowering the picture. It's been tough! Here's a page I did from last year's Christmas (I just finished it yesterday) to show you what I mean about trying to find balance. I'm happy with how it turned out, but man did it take me a long time to do something so simple!Now, I'd also like to draw your attention to something pretty cool. As you probably know, I LOVE my Silhouette SD. A very cool feature with this, that I just tried out for the first time is the print and cut feature. You can print a design on your printer and then run it through your Silhouette, so you don't have to cut out each little item. The "1st day of Christmas" and all 3 "Merry Christmas" tags are print and cut images. Here's a close up.
My mind is full of the projects I want to do utilizing this very cool feature!

Last but not least, for today, I have a give away. Just leave a comment on any of my posts between now and next Saturday to be entered to win. You can comment 1 time per post. Comment on multiple posts and you will be entered multiple times. And for the prize? This fun Stampin' Up! Christmas stamp set:

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

The Christmas album is a great idea! I started making 8x8 pages for my boyfriend's mother a few years ago and every year I make more pages for her Christmas gift and we add photos after Christmas. It's a nice way to look back and see how the kids have grown year after year. Great stamp set prize, too :-)

Rosalee said...

Oh What a wonderful project Samantha. Thanks for the chance to win. My blog doesn't nearly have as many visitors and probably never will.
XXX Rosalee

Vijaya Siddharth said...

Oh so cute pics! I am waiting to get my little ones pics clicked with SANTA! Its going to be soooo much fun!! Thanks for the chance to win!
Congrats on reaching the 1000th mark!
Viji#5858

Carolyn said...

Very cute. I love your blog! Thanks for the inspiration!

marla said...

Love your blog. What a cool giveaway!! That Sihoutte machine sounds really cool!!

Anonymous said...

What a cute lay out.Thaks for the chance to win a great prize.The stamp set is cute.

Joan Fiskateer #808

Divinity said...

LOL -- I can totally understand wanting to add things to a page, but trying to NOT overpower it at the same time. I love layeres...and I love simplicity -- sometimes it's hard to find a balance. I love what you did though -- the layout is great! I might even try lifting it for one of my projects! :)

The Silhouette machines sounds like an absolutely awesome scrapbooking tool!!! It's so on my wishlist!!!!

Anyways, thanks for the chance at the stamps. Haven't gotten into the whole stamping thing yet...but this set would definitely help me get started!!!

Fiskateer #6688

weze said...

Congrats on the blog hit! Pretty awesome that you got to go to Italy.........how amazing!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your milestone ! love the idea of the yearly album...it will be a treasured heirloom for your children !
Susie #6652

Sharpshooting by Sherri said...

Very cool, glad I found your blog

Jessica said...

Love the idea of the mini album. Sounds like you two had a fun time in Italy!