Good evening all. I hope that you have been having a great week ... and to think the weekend is peeking at us right around the corner. I know that I'm happy to have it visit us.
I have a few things to share with you all today. Please bear with me, and take this as a warning, that this might become a bit of a lengthy post.
FIRST OF ALL,
I would like to thank everyone so very much for participating with me in the Oh Baby! blog hop that occurred recently. There's nothing like making an adorable item to display cherished memories in and I'm so happy I was able to participate.
If you recall, I offered a bit of blog candy for that hop. Well, have no fear, I'm here to tell you who the winner of that fabulous prize is .....
The prize was a page kit that I will put together with a baby theme. The winner can choose a baby girl theme, baby boy theme, or gender neutral theme.
The winner of the kit is ......
A Creative Journey said...
What a beautiful idea and gift for your children and their families for years to come! TFS! I love your ideas and look forward to enjoying more of them! TFS!
I used few files from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs.
Now, for the last and final part of my post tonight ....
If you are a fan of Little Scraps of Heaven Designs on Facebook you may be aware that I promised to share how I come up with some of my detailed layouts where I use multiple patterns. Well, this is my method .. keep in mind that we all work differently and this may not be the best way for you, but it works well for me.
STEP 1: Pull out my 'mighty' binder. This is the binder that holds a 4x6 picture of most of my paper piecing pattern sets. Notice, I did not say 'all' as I'm still trying to figure out how many binders I would actually need for that :) It does take some time (and not to mention the ink, oh the ink) to print out your patterns, but for me this works wonders. I am SUCH a visual person, and I love to actually be able to flip through a book, rather than files on my compter (again, just me).
I just love these page dividers! They (along with the book pictured) are by We R Memory Keepers and I can NOT ramble on about them more. Such a great organizational tool.
STEP 2: At this point I simply flip through the book to find something that inspires me. Once I find something I pull that pattern picture out of the book, and continue flipping, looking, and thinking of a layout. I then pull out pictures from other patterns that I may want to add.
And from here is where I go about sketching out my layout. Now, I do not have a picture of that, as I typically do that in my head.... although I keep telling myself I need to write these things down on actual paper. Sometimes the craziness of life gets in the way and I "lose" what I had sketched :)
Well, I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend ... and if you have stuck with me through this very long post, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!