Tuesday, March 13, 2018

My, How Time Has Flown By!

A lot has been happening in the last few years that had caused me to place my hobbies in the back burner and focus my attention on real life.  The challenges continue, but now I think I can take a little time for myself without real life events suffering because of it. It's good to be back!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Autumn Leaves

Autumn is my favorite season!  The cool crisp air stirs up the leaves of red and gold causing them to dive from the tree branches to the ground, weaving a carpet of leaves that softens the steps of those who are fortunate enough to enjoy this colorful season each year.  I was born in a tropical island where they have no autumn or winter, so trees stay green all year long and they never lose all of their leaves, unless they are violently blown away by a hurricane. Now each year I look forward to autumn and can hardly wait for summer to be over so I can once again experience the marvelous transformation.  Thank God for autumn ... and winter ... spring ... and summer! 

For everything there is a season, and autumn leaves are like flowers, so vibrant and colorful, and the blooms are everywhere you look! It is a delight to gather a handful of them into a bouquet, create art with them, or to press them between the pages of a book.  In the digital scrapbooking world it is possible to capture the memory of those crisp autumn days by creating some digital layouts, like the ones I am sharing here.

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 Autumn Leaves Quote
Kit: Brighteness -- by Viola Moni Designs
Template: Indigo Designs
Font:  Papyrus
Photos:  Stock photos

 Autumn Quote
Kit:  Spiced Pumpkin -- by Kate Cleg|Optic Illusions
Template: Kate Clegg|Optic Illusions
Font: Adelyne
Photo:  Stock photo

Fall Memories
Kit: Blessed -- by Connie Prince
Template: Crisdam Designs
Font:  Papyrus
Photo:  Stock photo

Glorious Day
Kit:  Glorious -- by Connie Prince
Template Lindsay Jane
Photos: Virginia Finlay 

Hope you have enjoyed a little bit of the splendor that is autumn!

Welcome To My Blog!

As a result of Google messing up my "Creating With Scraps" blog where none of the photos were showing up, even though they are in my Picassa album, I have been forced to start anew, with a new blog and a new name.  My apologies to those who have been unable to access the photos in my old blog.  I have now deleted "Creating With Scraps" and I have started "Gaalmark's Scrapbook."  

Rather than try to rebuild the old blog, I am starting from the present time and will add some pages with my older layouts, perhaps organized by year, not sure yet.

My latest layout was created for the October 2013 Progressive Challenge at The Studio.  I really enjoy progressive challenges.  I delight not only in creating my layout, but also in watching everyone else's layout gradually come together.  Although I do not celebrate halloween, I managed to participate by downplaying the halloween theme.  Here is the progression of my layout.

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 Day 1-- We used 3 papers.  I chose to blend two of them for the angled paper.

Day 2 -- Frames were added.

 Day 3 -- A cobweb, lamp post, and fence were added.

 Day 4 -- Foliage and flowers were added.

 Day 5 -- Stitching, button, pumpkin, and a brush were added.

 Day 6 -- A lantern, bow, and more flowers were added.

Day 7 -- An autumn leaf, another brush, a scatter, photos, and text were added.
The end result is: An Autumn Children's Song

Kit used:  Small Town Halloween Mega Kit -- by The Studio Designers .  
Font:  A Chick Signed My Yearbook

Hope you clicked on the first image and enjoyed watching as the progression of the page unfolds  before your eyes. If you start clicking from Day 7 then you will see it disappearHave fun!