My Layouts

Saturday, January 28, 2006

On a roll in January!

I have really been "on a roll" as far as scrapbooking goes! So far as of January 28, I have completed 43 layouts ( 80 pages total) , mainly 2-page spreads, some 1-page. This week alone I have done 31 pages, as I really got going on my pictures from a trip my husband and I took to Las Vegas in October. It was hard to pick a couple to post, but here goes:

The first one contains pictures from the concert that my choir (The Greater MonctonChorale ) put on in November. The journaling reads:November 29, 30 and Dec, 1, 2005. The Greater Moncton Chorale had the wonderful priviledge of performing the Messiah with the NB Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Dyck. It was a lot of work and extra practices with the conductor, orchestra and soloists were needed. But what fun to do three performances in Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John! The larger photo was taken for the newspaper and Marcel took the others at our concert at Central United Church, Moncton, Nov. 30.

Papers are mainly Club Scrap. Quickutz die cuts for title.

The second layout is of the Dolphin Habitat at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. It is a wonderful spot to watch the dolphins interact with their keepers. They do not put on shows, but the trainers interact with them and show off their natural behaviours. I watched the two juvenile dolphins (5 year old Huffenpuff and her 2 1/2 year old brother Maverick) interacting with the trainers one day and the next day, my husband came with me to see them and we caught the 2 adult females in their session. The other part of the exhibit at the Mirage is the Secret Garden where they have white tigers and lions as well as other cats, all part of the group owned by Sigfried and Roy, who used to perform there. I haven't done the layouts of these yet, but maybe I'll post these later as I have some very nice pictures of the cats.

This layout is based on a sketch from Becky Higgins 2nd sketch book. Paper and stickers are Club Scrap.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

2nd and 3rd week

I did 9 layouts in the second week of January (15 pages total) but didn't get around to posting any, mainly because my scanner was acting up Monday when I tried to do them. Since then, I have completed 4 more layouts (7 pages) and hope to do a few more this week. By request (thanks Clare) here are two I did of the Rolling Stones outdoor concert which was here in Moncton in September. By all measurements, this was the biggest musical event we have ever had here.

The journalling for the first reads: September 3, 2005 Wow! What an amazing day! The weather smiled on the approximately 85, 000 people gathered at Magnetic Hill, Moncton. It was a perfect late summer day, sunny, not too hot, just right for a crowd eager to finish off summer with a great concert featuring the Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones! Here! In Moncton! Marcel and I took the bus with Alix and her friends. At that time I didn't have a camera with me, but bought disposible ones on site. Renee and her friends met up with us later. All through the afternoon the crowds grew as the band (Les Trois Accords, Maroon 5, Our Lady Peace, The Tragically Hip) played. As the sun setk it was time to get ready for the Stones. What a day!

On the second, it reads: Marcel and I made our concert-watching base about midway back in the crowd, but both Alix and Renee, with their friends, got right up close to the stage and had a great view of the Stones. Renee took these great pictures of Mick Jagger as he strutted his stuff on the big stage, along with the whole band moving out into the crowd on a moving stage section. We had a good view too on the giant screens.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Layouts for week one of 2006

I did 10 scrapbook layouts this week, including 9 double-page ones and 1 single, Mainly various ones from 2005 in general and from a trip that my husband and one daughter made out to Alberta to visit another daughter who was working there for the summer. The double page layout here includes pictures from our trip up Sulphur Mountain near Banff. The labeled picture is obviously the one they took of us as we were about to make our descent. There were beautiful views of the town and the Banff Springs Hotel. I chose this one to show because I liked the way I featured some pictures using circles, because of the paper, monogram letters and letter stickers (Basic Grey) and because I felt I was able to show the view as well as the outside and inside of the gondola, and the way my husband and one daughter felt about going in it (not so great).

The single page layout is just a quick one showing our new flat screen TV and all the things that were required for us to be able to install it including the 6 (!) remotes, 2 of which I'm still not sure the purpose of. I liked this one because of the way I used the circles in the paper to frame some of the pictures and also some of the other circles to highlight the "sixes". Also I was able to use a small picture of the hole in the wall allowing access to a lot of wires as a journaling box by using a vellum-writer pen to write on the photo. Paper is Junkitz and the epoxy numbers are Creative Imaginations.
I should add that the double one is based on a sketch from Becky Higgins' 2nd sketch book. Giving credit where it's due!