Sunday, March 1, 2009

Blog Award and a Layout

BR-T from Inky Fingers Rule awarded me this ladybug blog award. I really enjoyed visiting the blogs she nominated and I was honored to be in her top ten. Now I get a chance to highlight the blogs of some of the lovely girls who leave love on my blog and make cute crafts…











These ladies can if they choose pass it on to their top ten favorite blogs and include the links for everyone to check them out.

I have something else to share with you today. I don't make many layouts anymore because cards are less time consuming but the other day I made a simple LO. I used LO Sketch #70 from Sketches by Tamara. On her blog the sketches are organized by number of pictures which is an awesome resource.

I don't yet have a good system for taking photos of my LOs but here it is. Our two cats and dog had a lot of fun receiving presents on Christmas and the cats even opened some of their own presents because they were so eager to see what was inside, including catnip. The paper strip is from K&Co, I used some of my new vinyl Thickers, and the prima flowers are from a wonderful swap partner.

I'm excited to start some of the new challenges that went up yesterday and will be sure to post some later this week. Happy Sunday everyone!


  1. Thank you so much for the award Jess! Have a lovely afternoon. :)

  2. Great LO! IF you are want to take pics of your LO, I suggest one of two things. Lay it on the floor, stand directly above it and line up the top and left side in the camera lens so that it is straight. You can crop the right and bottom in Photoshop when you upload it to the computer. OR you can put it on a vertical surface at eye level and take the picture straight on. Again line up the top and left side of the LO in your camera. Then crop in Photoshop. Hope that helps!

  3. fantabulous layout Jess!! Thank you for nominating my bloggity blog! That was so sweet of yoU! Have a great week!

  4. Jess - you sweet thing, you! Thanks for the love and here's some right back atcha!
    I use PlastiTac to stick my LO's and cards to the side of my fridge since I have lots of light in my kitchen. Makes it so much easier to skooch a little to the right or left to snap a pic if there's a little glare on any part of the LO. I love to crop them in MicriSoft picture manager because I can also tip them right or left little by little to make them straight if need be.
    OK. Off to add your blog to my blog and share it with everyone!

  5. Sheesh. Forgot to say -
    a - LOVE the LO! You should do more of them!

  6. Jess... Thank you SO much for the blog award! I'll display it proudly. AND I can't wait to pass it on. There are so many sites that I love to visit (yours included)!

    Have a wonderful day,



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