Monday, January 26, 2009

Shanty Town page

This is a layout I worked on over the weekend. I used the Cricut Printing Press cartridge for the title and other lettering. For this Jaycee project we camped out overnight in a mock shanty town to collect donations of food and clothing for the local area. We built our "headquarters" from wooden pallets that were lined with cardboard. This was done the weekend of Thanksgiving and it was actually pretty chilly out, despite the lack of snow...probably in the 30's.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Laff Olympics

This is a two-page spread I did for an event back in 2000. Teams did various relays and races. It was a cool September morning, but it was a fun time!

The title was made using Cricut's All Mixed Up cartridge

Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekend Accomplishments

Here are a few pages I finished over the weekend. This is another big book project I have started to highlight my 13+ years as a Jaycee. The organization has been a great influence in my life and I strongly encourage any men & women ages 18-40 to join their local chapter. If you don't have a chapter one can be started in your area with enough interest. The people in this organization are like my second family, and the skills I have learned have made me a better person.

For the first layout, "#1 Chapter, I used my Cricut and the Mini Monograms cartridge for the scalloped layers, Street Signs for #1 and the sub-title "in Minnesota", and I used Stone Script for the word "Chapter" and "2006".

The second layout used Going Places cartridge for the arrow and couple, and Alphalicious for the title. I like the way both of these turned out.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Minnesota Jaycees 2005 Scrapbook

I was asked to make a scrapbook for the 2005 State President to highlight his year in office. I spend many hours working on this throughout the year as events took place and photos were sent to me to include. Some of the photos are not the greatest since I wasn't planning to post them when I took the pictures three years ago, but at least you can see the layouts.

Family History Title Page

This is a title page I made for a family history book. I used my Cricut machine to cut the letters and tags. I used Opposites Attract cartridge for "Thommes" and "Family". I also used some satin ribbon and brads inbetween the two layers of paper. I think it turned out very pretty.

This is a project I wanted to start a long time ago but never got to until the middle of 2008. I still have some pages to do, but have a large chunk of it done now.

I hope to show you more of my family history pages in the future. Hope you enjoy looking at them!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Vintage Photo Layout

This is a layout I did showing my Grandfather leaving with two brothers to catch a freight train from Minnesota to Washington to look for work in about 1940. It is one of my favorites. I really like the way it turned out. I had some ribbon that looked like burlap I used across the top along with some jute to tie/hang the photo from. It really mimics the photo as the men had bags wrapped in rope with their bedding, etc. for traveling.