Thursday, July 4, 2013

Christmas in July

How is it possible to be so far behind on my albums?
Isn't that the question we always ask ourselves?  I think if I ever am truly caught up I won't know what to do with myself.

I spent a huge hunk of time a few weeks ago trying to organize all of my digital pictures.  Again, I am sure that many of you find yourself in the same sea of digital pictures that I have.  I am a pretty organized person, but haven't ever found a way that really keeps the pictures organized and easy to find.  And of course the other worry is backing them up so a big computer crash won't result in losing all the precious photos I have taken.  Augh!  

After spending time organizing pictures and albums I realized that my daughter Taylor's albums were only done to the beginning of her 1st grade year.  YIKES!  She is beginning her Freshman year of High School in the Fall and if I want to have her albums to show at her Graduation Open House I probably better get a move on. 

Here is one page I recently finished.  This page uses the "Christmas Garland" digi stamp from Shelly's Images.  I colored the digi with Copic colors and then added some Copic Opaque White for highlights. I also used Pearl Ex Sunset Gold for more sparkle on the gold areas.  I added tiny pearls to the middle ornament.  Since the bottom pearl shape of the middle ornament is kind of a tear drop shape I added liquid pearls to fill in that shape.  It worked great!  Then I covered the ornaments with Glossy Accents.  I wish the pictures captured just how pretty it turned out.  A nice result is that the glossy accents kind of pulled away from the Copic Opaque White.  Which really added an interesting detail.  I did some fussy cutting around the digi and popped it up on the page.  I really love how it turned out.  Not a difficult scrapbook page, but very pretty.

The new challenge is starting today over at Shelly's Images Blog.  Please stop by to see the other "Christmas in July" projects from the Design Team.