Neith"s Crafty Creations - image created with Club Scrap DigiDeluxe Refresh and Serengeti Kits

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

An Army Tribute: Gate Fold Flag Book

I have a bunch of these great little book kits hiding in a box! It's high time that I took them out of storage to start creating!

These dynamic books feature an overall Gate Fold design with Accordion Spines and Flag Pages. Check out the views from different angles, with the book fully opened up and flat, versus standing upright as a pair of 'trees." Plus, these great little books can hold SIXTY 2"x1.5" photos as well as one 5.5"x5.5" photo and a pair of 2.5"x5.5" photos on the inside covers! (I'm actually 10 photos short of a full book because I want to get a few more of my brother's Iraq photos and some with his medals on his uniform!)

Friendship 4/04 Closed Gate Fold Flag Book by Neith

Friendship 4/04 Open Gate Fold Flag Book by Neith

Friendship 4/04 Top View Gate Fold Flag Book by Neith

Friendship 4/04 Back Cover of Open Gate Fold Flag Book by Neith

The books that I have actually come in six different colors/patterns. The one that I've used is the Friendship 4/04 Kit, using a great textured marble cover and cream and khaki interior pages, just perfect for my brother's Army photos, eh?

Friendship 4/04 Gate Fold Flag Book Kit Asian Artisan 1/04 Gate Fold Flag Book Kit

To You With Love 2/04 Gate Fold Flag Book Kit Evergreen 12/03 Gate Fold Flag Book Kit

Poetic 9/03 Gate Fold Flag Book Kit Hearth & Home 10/03 Gate Fold Flag Book Kit

There is also an Asian Artisan 1/04 Kit featuring shimmering mint green asian floral prints on a semi-glossy cover with speckled grey and brown interior pages. The To You With Love 2/04 Kit has a great postmark/handwriting motif on a kraft cover with printed pink letters for the interior covers and plain pink flag pages. The Evergreen 12/03 version has luscious handmade plum paper covers with interior pages in a mix of handmade cream with embedded floral elements and cardstock in plum and cream with a crosshatch texture. The Poetic 9/03 kit has gorgeous vintage tin tile and feather motifs in monochromatic blue covers with blue interiors and white flags that feature colored feather prints. The Hearth & Home 10/03 book uses rich brick cardstock with a collaged cover that features at home words and architectural elements while also using some very light, nearly cream, brick flag pages.

Monday, July 30, 2007

12 Layouts Using the Down to Earth 4/05 Kit and ALSB

I recently took a complete Down To Earth Kit from April, 2005 and the new 8th Anniversary ALSB (Assembly Line Scrapbooking) Instructions for them and got to work on 12 new layouts in one afternoon! These scans show the layouts with just photos added, and a little bit of additional inked edges on a layout or two. I also rotated layout #7! Later, I will add the title and journaling!

Please click on the images to see them larger in a single separate viewing window!

Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #11 FisherwomenDown to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #1 Camping at Nickerson State ParkDown to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #2 Provincetown, MA 2006
Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #3 Geocaching at Uncle Tom's Bridge Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #4 Geocaching at Uncle Tom's Bridge Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #5 Camp Norse Family Weekend 2006
Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #6 Stellar Archers Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #7 Frog Friend 9/10/2006 Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #8 Chinese Mantis 9/10/2006
Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #9 May Day Flower Deliveries 2006Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #10 Blue Hills Audubon 2006Down to Earth 4/05 Anniversary ALSB #12 Brownie Outdoor Skills Day 2006

(Forgive how the scans look a little bit choppy. With a 12x12 layout, you have to take 4 scans and "stitch" them together for a digital image. The scanner also "sees" the textured paper differently at each of the 4 angles you have to scan a 12x12 layout at!)

After creating the layouts, I have a 9.25" square of the Natural Straw Paper along with a few of the Stick Around Popsicle Sticks, 3 photo mattes, a long thin and a long thick strip of Yellow cardstock, the Happy Mother's Day sticker, one 5.5" square sticker frame, and a few small scraps left. Perfect to add to one more layout! Of course, I also have the Tranquil Stone Stamp Set, Recipe Cards, and Scrap Rap :)

One really great thing about these layout instructions is how they would work with any papers! Toss in a few similarly shaped embellishments, or use your scraps to create some, and you'll have 12 fresh layouts in any color scheme!

Supplies Used: Club Scrap Down To Earth 4/05 Sr Kit with 8th Anniversary ALSB Instructions; Stewart Superior Palette Noir Black Ink Pad; Ranger Archival Sepia Ink Pad; Glue Lines; ATG Gun;

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Once Upon A Time CSDigital Layout

Have you ever thought about using the stamped transparency images to REMOVE color from an area? They can be used to create a dynamic cutting-job on one element to show another layer beneath it! From the June 2007 CSD Chapter One Kit, I used the flourish images to remove portions of my photographs, showing the multi-colored cardstock background from behind my photographs. Also, notice the fire that emanates from one dragon! It was created by layering the flourishes, creating one version which was heavily shadowed, plus a layer above it that was enlarged via Photoshop's "Select > Grow" and the gradient tool.

Dragon Origami DigiLayout by Neith

Club Scrap CSD Chapter One 7/07 Kit; Jailbird Jenna Font;

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Dites-Moi "Boila"

I have been meaning to scrap about this new habit that my daughter and I have, but kept forgetting to look for the right photo. Then, along comes this month's Bistro kit! It was practically made for us!

Club Scrap Bistro July 2007, Dites-Moi Layout by Neith

Supplies Used:
Club Scrap Bistro 7/07: Tangerine Print, Black Plain, Grape Plain, Gold Plain, Tower Stencil, Tangerine GTG & Embellishments Tags; CK: Mega Chipboard Kit; Heidi Swapp: Center of Attencion Jet Chipboard Alphabet; Plaid: Black Apple Barrel Paint; Zig: Pure Black Millennium Pen; Ranger: Jet Black Archival Ink Pad and Adirondacks Bright Raspberry Ink Pad; Kuretake: Niji Waterbrush (to create shadowed lines in Raspberry Ink on the Matte, like in the background print);
Journalling Reads:

Nekhebet has picked up a few french phrases recently... however, she has her own spin on the pronunciations. Take "voila" for example... She says "boila" all of the time! What's a mother to do, you ask? Why, answer her back in french, full glorious paragraphs which always end up questioning why she won't reply?

merci [thanks]

Mon Amie