Articles by kellyshults
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Posted by kellyshults
I am blessed to be called Mom by Andrea, Ericka, and Tristan. I am also the VERY proud Mimi of a 6 month old princess, named Emery. I recently moved back home to Texas, after living in Oklahoma for 15 years. I am engaged to my very best friend and soul-mate, Keith. During the day, I am an Early Childhood Educator, teaching 4-5 year olds. At night, I turn into the mad scrapper! :)
I have been a traditional scrapbooker since 1998. I began Digital Scrapbooking with Photoshop early in 2004. Yes, I am bi-scraptual. :) I have called ACOT my scrapping home and have been a Digital Designer here since January 2006. I love this creative community and have gained so much inspiration here!
Favorite Color: This is tough, because I love color! If I had to narrow it down to just one, I would say aqua-blue. I have been using that alot lately when I scrap.
I mostly create: I mostly create 12x12 layouts of my children, fiancé, cat, and grandbaby. I mostly create early in the morning, because it seems that is when I am most productive and fresh. At the moment, I mostly create using traditional scrapbook supplies. I go through phases between being inpired by paper products and digital products. Although I love both equally, I am in a paper product phase.
Layout #1: A Lovely Day
We recently took an RV trip to New Braunfels, Texas during Spring Break vacation. I took tons of photos! I am a nature lover galore and knew I had to scrap some of my favorite nature shots. This first layout features some photos I took while on an early morning walk on the Guadalupe River. It was so peaceful and serene. I loved the arch of the bridge and the reflection on the water. It was truly a great start to a very lovely day.
Layout #2: You Make Me Smile
The majority of this layout was created using the Jenni Bowlin's new Magpie collection. I love the hexagon shapes! They are so versatile and really add something new and different to a layout. As you can see, I used lots of pattern papers and layers. I like the dimension It gives the page. The grid pattern makes layering easy and it helps me keep my lines straight. (Which is always a challenge for me!) I used Jenni Bowlin's (Fiskars) butterfly punch and pop dots to add another layer of dimension. Another element in this layout that creates a little texture is the sewing machine stitching. Here, I added three rows of stitching to the upper right corner and bottom left corner to create balance and to add some texture. To create unity, I like to ink my edges. I really think it helps bring the page together. Lastly, I felt this layout needed a little something extra before I could call it done. I used a light green PrismaColor watercolor pencil and outlined the edges of the background paper and went over it with a damp paintbrush.
This layout is of my grandbaby, Emery and me. My nick-name for her is squoosh, because, well, I just can't resist squooshing her! :)
Journaling Says: My sweet little emi-pie. You are so kissable and squooshable! I just can't resist loving on you. You are a job bringer.
Posted by kellyshults