Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Designer Showcase: Book of Me Pages

Happy Wednesday! Today you are going to get a chance to know the contributors better by seeing some pages all about them!

First is Cathy! She created two beautiful pages all about her! Cathy had this to say about her first page, "On the Changes in Life page, I used a lot of symbolism. I had just become another statistic of the down turned economy and had been laid off from a job I really enjoyed. I made the page on a piece of card board that I peeled and roughed up. It represents me, been through a bunch of stuff in life, but still sturdy. You can read more about the other symbols at my gallery here."

Here is a neat page she made about how much she loves Java!

Susan created three wonderful pages about her! On this first page, Susan had this to say about it, "Me when I was about 5 years old. I won a school beauty pageant. My mother made my dress…I felt like a princess. I did a lot of distressing on this layout, to give it the look of old wallpaper in the background. I used K&Co papers, added a few rubons, some flowers, and a few bling swirls."

On this next gorgeous page, Susan explains the reason behind this page, "The Rose of Pi Kappi Phi is a photo of me at about age 18. The stems and leaves were machine stitched freehand. The flowers are layered and glued together and then smushed for depth. I used a background “word” stamp behind the photo. All lettering was cut with the Silhouette."

The last page by Susan shows us some awesome doodling. She said this about her page, "The Things I Love layout is all doodling with a photo of me at age 58. I doodled all the swirls in pencil, erased the lines where I wanted my words, wrote the journaling in pencil and then drew over all of it with a black pen. I added touches of red with a pen and then smudged a little red chalk on the layout."

The next page is by Nancy. She created this fabulous BOM page for a challenge over on! I just love the techniques she used ;)

Sara created these two gorgeous page all about her! These turned out so colorful and fun and she used the embellishments so well on her pages! Check out the way she uses big blooms!!

Lastly, is three fabulous page about Heather! She had this to say about her first page."The first layout I have to share from my Book of Me is about my nickname. My husband calls me "The Prettiest Woman in Puppetland" from the old Pee Wee Herman show. It cracks me up, so I had to scrap about it."

On this second page Heather said this about it, "The next one, is about how much I love snow. We rarely get it in Louisiana, so every time we do it's a treat. I included lots of journaling on my layout to capture all of the details."

On Heather's third beautiful page, Heather said this about it, "I really loved this photo my Mom took of me digging in the closet for stuff that I wasn't supposed to be messing with."

I hope you have enjoyed seeing these book of me pages by the contributors!