Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Debut of Ella's Pink Scrapbook!!

Yay, it's time for the debut of a new scrapbook challenge at The Pink Elephant, which we are calling Ella's Pink Scrapbook!!! I'm very privileged to be a part of the inaugural design team!

The name of the game this week is to show off your favorite scrapbooking technique. Well, I have a confession to make... with all the busy-ness of late and some health issues, I didn't have time to create a new layout for our first challenge. So, instead, I pulled out the last one I made (close enough, right?).

What, might you ask, is my favorite technique? Well, at that time it was CASE-ing!!! {LOL} What is it they say, "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"? Seriously, though, I found this amazing artist on eBay... her name is Eileen Gutierrez, known as craftyemg. Oh, dear me, she does fabulous work! I have a particular fascination with "tear bear" images, and Eileen does the best I've seen. So I CASED a two-page Christmas layout she did. I made all my own paper-pieced images and "tear bears." They are certainly similar, but not exactly the same... I could never match Eileen's work, but it was sure fun to try!

Here's Eileen's version:

And here is mine:
I used Fruitcake DP by Basic Grey

Page One - there is another photo tucked
behind the photo on the right

Page Two - Still in Progress
The empty plaid DP is space for journaling
Have I mentioned I'm terrible about journaling?

Those cute little boys in the matching jammies are my eldest sons, Ian and Collin, who are now 25 and 22. Ah, those were the good ole days when I could actually get them to wear matching jammies on Christmas. The most precious picture of all is Ian writing a letter to Santa as Collin looks on. I'm tearing up just thinking about it!

Okay, I promise to create a brand new layout for next week's challenge, and I promise to work on taking better pictures of my scrapbook pages. In the meantime, I hope you'll join in the fun with us! I'd love to see your favorite scrapbook technique in action. And don't we all NEED to catch up on our pages????

Before you go, be sure to click over to The Pink Elephant and see what the rest of Ella's Pink Scrapbook friends have created to inspire and delight you!


Betty Boo! said...

I Love it Lisa! Totally cool! Yay our first scrap run!!! Woot woot!!


Sue from Oregon said...

oooooh...I so love this...I am a wanna be scrapper and my fave is all the paper piecing...just not enought time in the day! This is just outstanding! so much work!

Debbie Pamment said...

Oh MY - this is FABULOUS!!!!!!!! That's it - I'm coming over so you can teach me how to make those cute little guys - I mean the teddy's and santa NOT your sons - LOL.
Soooo glad you didn't have a chance to make something new - would have HAYED missing this!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! amazing pages, Lisa! love them!

Trudi said...

This is so cute Lisa! Awesome work with the tear bears and paper piecing, they really add a lot of detail to the pages.

Krista said...

Wow Lisa this is simply adorable! Love all the elements and those 'tear bears' are the cutest!

Jenn K said...

This is so stinkin' CUTE!! Lovin' it!

~Christina~ said...

AWESOME!!!! Yours is every bit as good as the original :)