Friday, November 21, 2008

Page #10 and #11

Wednesday


This page might have been one of the easiest I've done! The design on the left page is a transparency overlay so there wasn't much work involved. All I added were the journaling strips. I had a foam stamp that is just a line and thought it would work great for journaling lines. It was kind of hard to stamp on a transparency because they slide when you stamp down.

Thursday




On this page I stamped hearts onto pieces of cardstock and cut them out. I also stamped a heart onto the felt scalloped strip. I didn't know how well the image would stamp onto felt but it worked pretty good. If you try this make sure you put a lot of paint on the stamp. I had to stamp mine more than once since the felt kind of soaks up the paint.

I've been getting a little frustrated with the place that I get my photo prints at. On both of these pages the photos are so dark and when you look at the originals they aren't dark at all. I had to put all of these pictures on with removable adhesive so I can replace them. Very frustrating!

I hope everyone has a great weekend! :)

16 comments:

Amanda said...

I haven't posted here saying so, but I love this whole using your stash and making so many layouts and all that!! Wish I could get into a similar groove, but it'll likely have to wait for the new year, lol. In the meantime, thanks for the inspiration!!

Kay said...

I know what you mean about stamping on transparencies. I don't have the patience for it. Every time I try it messes up. Grrr!

Have you tried making sure that your monitor is calibrates to your printing source? I don't know how to do this but one of the guys in my photography group came over and fixed mine. My photos have printed much better since then.

Love the color combo on the Only One LO

Allison Davis said...

I'm about 99% positive that it isn't my monitor. I order my prints online and then pick them up at Walmart, half the time they look great and then other times they look horrible. I have had these photos from both of these pages printed more than once to give to family and they turned out great. I've got a printer at home but I just haven't taken the time to figure it out for pictures. (sad thing is, is I've had it for almost 4 years!) :)

Allie said...

Woohoo for 10 and 11! I love that the photos on the snow one aren't cropped (at least they don't look that way) and it's still a great and interesting page! I get most of my photos printed through kodakgallery.com. I'm very picky with print quality and they're the only ones I haven't had a problem with. Actually, have you tried the Target in SPringfield? I had to get some printed there when I was with family and they were AWESOME! I was impressed.

Trishamaus2005 said...

The pictures on both of the Layouts are adorable (even if they may be a little dark), but I can totally understand your frustration. I have a photo printer downstairs where the colors are totally off. So I very rarely print pictures on it, so I decide to have them developed "professionally" and they come back the exact same way. I could've saved that money for something else. I've never tried stamping on felt, I have to give it a try. I really like the look of it. Thanks for sharing these fantastic projects with us :)

Kodi Logan said...

Which Wal-Mart do you use? The only one I've ever been satisfied with is the one on West Bypass. The Campbell one is horrible most of the time.

scrapinmo said...

Love all your layouts! Your boys are so adorable. I switched from Wal-Mart (West Bypass) and started going to Walgreens for my pictures. Walgreens has a nice glossy finish. Wal-Mart only has the matte finish through one-hour photo.

Allison Davis said...

I know what you mean Kodi! I used to get mine from there and after being very unhappy with the quality I asked about it. They said that they switched to ink jet printers instead of doing chemical processing. Now I use the one on West Bypass. I guess they and one other store haven't switched just yet and hopefully they don't anytime soon! :)

I actually like the matte/luster finish. No glares and no finger prints! :) I did walgreens for awhile but I was so used to Walmart's system that I ended up switching back. :)

Anonymous said...

Love the journaling on "the only one" page. It made me laugh!

Linda A.

Anonymous said...

Hello Allison,

I love these two pages. My favorite pages to scrap are the snow ones. I do think your stamped hearts came out cute. Have a good weekend.

Dawn said...

Sorry, I forgot to put my name on the last post.

Mel said...

I love how you use 4x6 photos so easily on your pages! It is really inspiring to see how you group them together. Love your style!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I get my pictures from Scrapbookpictures.com

Love that you can order 2x2 or 3x3 or 4x6 or 12x12 (you get the point). They have flat rate $2.00 shipping. I highly recommend it (and I am not affiliated with them) :)

Allison Davis said...

I love the thought of being able to print odd sizes. Thanks so much for letting me know about it! I'll definitely be checking it out! :)

Holly said...

Allison,
I just now saw all of your pages for this go'round! Great job! I love the little blue outfit that Drew wore in the snow! The ribbon circles were cool and the stick tree with buttons. The idea of doing a "first summer" is a neat idea for a layout...may have to steal that idea! I haven't talked to you in a looong time. Hope you're doing well!

Aartee said...

Seriously can you send a little of that creativity my way please??