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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Milkshakes and Bubbles (hybrid double LO) and happy mail ;)

Hi there!  Still in my just-get-it-done scrapbooking mojo.  I have ways to go in scrapping years of digital pictures which reside in my computer.  This double LO is yet another digital-traditional hybrid LO.  I always start creating my LO with CM StoryBook Creator, using digital papers and elements from kits I purchased or have downloaded free from the internet (just google free digital scrapbook and you'll find tons of free stuff!).  The digital papers and elements on these LO were obtained free from  I did not use a template to put my pictures in this time, although templates are available wherever you can get digital scrapbook stuff.  As I've said before, I am the family papparrazi so I always end up with more pictures than I will need and have a hard time choosing, so I scrap with multiple pictures.

This is how the pages look after I printed them in my wide format printer.  Love how the drop shadows create an illusion of depth and texture.  But....still pretty flat, eh?  I like textures I can touch too like traditional scrapbook pages..... this is where my Silhouette Studio and Cameo come in handy.  Since I have saved a copy of the LOs from my digital scrapbook software into a jpg, it was very easy to import them onto the Silhouette Studio so I can plan for those extra touches, like a bold title in this case and some cut images  I can ink, emboss, bling up and/or foam-mount. 


And here are some closeups of the completed LOs

I used the Boingo font and cut the shadows 2x and offset
them a bit for more depth.  The Milkshake image is by
Sarah Bailey, from the Silhouette Store

The bubbles and wands were by Loni Harris, from the Silhouette Store

And didn't I mention I got happy mail?!  Yesterday the mailman dropped off a boxful of goodies for me!  These are the Promarkers I have been wanting for quite some time.  Can't wait to play with these! 

Have a wonderful Tuesday, everyone! Thanks for stopping by! 


Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Melody,

Came by to see how your doing - or WHAT you're doing and you've been so busy. Love your pages, lots of hard work in them.


abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super fun lay-out! Great titles! Wow! Loving all those markers! Carri~Abusybee

Pam said...

Cute layout. The title and cuts pop out of the page. And congrats on your new purchase. I am sure you will love coloring. Cant wait to see you start playing with digis soon :)

Jill Rugg said...

I am glad to see that I am not the only one that has a problem getting rid of photos-LOL! Great layout-love the bright colors! Can't wait to see what you do with your new markers!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks Barb!

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

Thanks for visiting, ladies! Your comments mean a lot!

Asha said...

My my... you have been busy! Love those LOs and that font is super fun and oh so cute!!! Every time I visit your page I tell myself I simply MUST get a cameo. What an awesome machine! A box full of Promarkers... better warn you that its addictive....very much so. Have fun!


Nadia ( said...

What a cute LO-- love the pics and colors!! And I love that you framed it!

Enjoy those markers-- can't wait to see how you use them!

Dayna Sabrina said...

I love this font Melody! Super duper cute!