Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Battle Won

This moment, right now, marks a personal huge victory for me, in the battle known as 'Alison vs. the scanner'.

Until today, the beast kept winning, but I finally outsmarted it!

Thanks to a little help from Google and HP technical support. LOL

I will now be able to scan pictures of my layouts directly to my iPhoto library, instead of using my camera to do it! No more crooked, terrible looking shots! Ahh I am sooo pumped!!

And, since I've gotten behind in sharing layouts again, here's a couple that I re-loaded to the computer via the scanner!!: (holy cow, and they upload to blogger a whole lot faster, too!)

This layout was all about highlighting the locket my grandma gave me, and the journalling. This necklace means the universe to me, and if I were to ever lose it, I would be pretty devastated. The inspiration behind it came from a special issue of sbe (lets get scrapbooking), pg. 66. I don't know the year it was published.

I wanted to pick up the pink in Maren's shirt and head band for this layout, and I thought grey would compliment it nicely! The inspiration behind this layout is from the February 2011 issue of sbe, pg. 66. The original layout is by Mary MacAskill and she entitled it, 'three'.

Rather than going with a real retro layout with peace symbols, I thought hearts would work well instead. (What better way to depict love than with hearts??!) I thought the large heart at the bottom looked a little flat after everything was adhered, so I took some bubble wrap and very carefully stamped the heart in a few places for some visual interest. (I also 'blotted' it on a piece of scrap paper so that the ink wouldn't be so heavy on my layout. I wanted it to have a softer, hardly there kind of look. I think I achieved it!!)

Its a little hard to tell in the photo, but the chippy 'love' I used a sponge dauber to 'paint' the word, and then used my finger tip to brush some black ink over top. LOVE how that looks, too! (The red ink I used is SU's Cherry Cobbler, and the black ink is SU's Basic Black).

For the hearts in the column next to the photo, I used my cuttle bug and embossed the hearts with the baby's breath embossing folder.

I used a black archival type pen to create faux stitching around the outer edge of the pink patterned paper, and around the large grey heart, and a Martha Stewart border punch for the piece of pink patterned paper strip overlaying the large grey heart. (The silver ribbon and sticker letters are miscellaneous. I don't know where they came from!!) The sentiment sticker is K&Co.

Well, the kiddo's are still sleeping, so I'm going to reward myself with some actual scrapbooking! (Then I can use the scanner again. Yay!!)

See you all again real soon!

291* that I outsmarted the printer/scanner


  1. Small victories are the GREATEST! Love the layouts...and welcome to the world of scanning! If you figure out how to 'stitch' a page after scanning, pass the knowledge along to me.

  2. Yay Alison! I am glad you won the "Alison vs the Scanner" battle!!! WOOHOO! Your layouts are so much fun! I love them both, my friend!!