Digital Scrapbooking en-us Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:15:19 +0000 PhotoPost Pro 8.0 60 Ducky Dawn <a href=";title=ducky-dawn&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_duckydawn_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_duckydawn_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: One more page finished! CREDITS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Creased Cardstock Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stamped Stitches Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1 Me Assorted brushes used to mask photo &quot;Pencilled&quot; frame FONT Texas Hero<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 31 Mar 2012 14:57:32 +0000 Irises 2009 <a href=";title=irises-2009&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_iris09_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_iris09_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Another page rescued from the waiting-to-be-finished stack, this one featuring a shot of some of our final crop of irises from the garden back at the &quot;old&quot; place. CREDITS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Assorted Tapes No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Memorable Spots: Months[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Metal Sheets Element[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Negative Sleeves No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Petite Paper Flowers[/url][/b][/u] Ribbons-n-Bows Gingham [u][b][url=]Scratchy Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes Borders Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] 03/01/09 Color Challenge freebie (floral patterned paper) 05/21/11 Last Call Chat freebie (background paper) Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Staple Its![/url][/b][/u] Andrea Victoria 05/31/09 Everyday Challenge freebie (fabulous brush) Mary Ann Wise Flower Gems Anna Aspnes Torn N Tattered Paper Templages No. 2 Torn N Tattered FotoFrames No. 1 Grazieli Nicklass Mini Daisies<br /><br />12 comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 16:37:29 +0000 Forever Beautiful <a href=";title=forever-beautiful&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_sc-barns_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_sc-barns_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Another from my stack of waiting-to-be-finished pages, done! CREDITS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Painted Edgers No. 04[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lifted Wings No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Round Tabs No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Twisted Stitches No. 03 Value Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Yellow Word Bits No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Neutral Word Bits No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Messy Stitching: White[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] journaling strips (08/22/10 Email Inspiration freebie) Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Staple Its![/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1 Me photo mask FONTS P22 Typewriter, Telegraphem<br /><br />21 comments Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:44:43 +0000 Foggy Dawn <a href=";title=foggy-dawn&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_foggydawn_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_foggydawn_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: One more page for my sepia photos book done–finally! I found this one a bit tricky to work on, wearing my old back-up glasses with their outdated prescription while waiting for my broken nose to heal before seeing the eye doctor about a new pair—thank heaven for Elements’ “magnify” function, or I might still be plugging away! The photo is similar in feel to the one featured on the last page I completed for the book; I should probably pick just one, but I'm thinking—in the interests of getting the book finished—that maybe I can use both by simply separating them by several pages. CREDITS Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Naturally Krafty No. 03 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Neutral Word Bits No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Yarn Swirls No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Twisted Stitches[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Notebook Paper Pieces[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Petite Paper Flowers[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]File Tab Words: Fall No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Loosely Labeled[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes Borders No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Spot Dots Brushes and Stamps No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Scratchy Masks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Staple Its![/url][/b][/u] Jesse Edwards Clean &amp; Serene 2 Solids Paper Pack Anna Aspnes Stitched by Anna No. 1 White Stitched by Anno White No. 3 Stitched by Anna White No. 5 Stitched by Anna Borders No. 1 White MultLayered FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 1 Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1 Sand Scratched ToolSet 04/25/09 Ad Inspired DD chat freebie FONTS Telegraphem, P22 Typewriter<br /><br />16 comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 18:47:24 +0000 Shooter Mike <a href=";title=shooter-mike&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_shooter-mike_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_shooter-mike_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: One more long-neglected LO finally finished—yippee! This is the latest page for my favorite photos (sepia series) book; it features an image of my DH shooting pics of a beautiful sunrise over the lake. (Now, if I can just complete 2 more pages and the covers, that’ll be another project checked off of my “to do” list...) CREDITS: Katie Pertiet [u][b][url=]Filmed Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Stitching Holes Borders Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Buttoned Up[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Neutral Word Bits No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Defined Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Type Inspiration 08.28.11 Pattie Knox [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] Jesse Edwards Clean and Serene 2 Solids Paper Pack Anna Aspnes Painted FotoBlendz No.1 FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 1 Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1 Artsy Layered Template 18 Stitched by Anna Brown No. 1 Stitched by Anna White No. 3 Stitched by Anna White No. 5 FONTS: Dominican Italic, Dominican Small Caps<br /><br />20 comments Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:50:59 +0000 Brr...Bathing Beauties <a href=";title=brr-bathing-beauties&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_brr-bathingbeauties_700x.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_brr-bathingbeauties_700x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Ya-hoo! One more from my stack of unfinished layouts, now done! I love this photo of my mom and one of her sisters, looking so young and so full of life. CREDITS Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Classic Cardstock: Oyster Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lightly Letter Box Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Twisted Stitches[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Little Round Tabs No. 02[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Neutral Word Bits No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Defined Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/b][/u] Color Inspiration Paper Pack (11.28.10 freebie) Ad Inspiration Fingerprints (09.05.10 freebie) Editorial Inspiration Color Rub-on (08.01.10 freebie) Pattie Knox: [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Staple Its![/url][/b][/u] Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Worn Alphabet Edges[/url][/b][/u] Mindy Terasawa: [u][b][url=]Crazy Beautiful Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] Color Challenge Paper Pack (03.08.09 freebie) Anna Aspnes: 12x12 Page FotoBlendz 1 Abstract FotoBlendz 4 MultiLayer FotoBlendz 1 FONTS: Telegraphem, P22 Typewriter, Texas Hero, Old Newspaper Types<br /><br />22 comments Sat, 14 Jan 2012 00:46:46 +0000 Christmas 2011-Right Half <a href=";title=christmas-2011-right-half&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_christmas2011_right_700x.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_christmas2011_right_700x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: CREDITS Katie Pertiet: [u][b][url=]Words + Pictures: Christmas Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Naturally Krafty No. 07 Paper Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Postage Frame Photo Clusters No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Postage Frame Photo Clusters No. 03[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Make Your Own Postmarks Pack[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Drawn Stitches No. 01 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Holiday Word Strips[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Buttoned Up: Holiday[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Lil Metal Charms: Christmas Collection[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Neutral Word Bits No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Ric Rac Basics No. 01[/url][/b][/u] [u][b][url=]Santa Cut Outs No. 01[/url][/b][/u] 11.19.11 Ad Inspiration Freebie Lynn Grieveson: [u][b][url=]Ripped and Stitched Do it Yourself No. 02[/url][/b][/u] Pattie Knox: [u][b][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 02: Digital Fasteners[/url][/b][/u] Anna Aspnes: 12x12 Page FotoBlendz No. 1, 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz No. 3, Flaked Out Brush Set, Something Springy PageSet<br /><br />7 comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:33:46 +0000 Christmas 2011-Left Half <a href=";title=christmas-2011-left-half&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_christmas2011_left_700x.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_christmas2011_left_700x.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Though I've started a bunch of new LOs since last posting to my DD gallery, this 2-page Christmas spread is the only one I've managed to complete in all that time, so one of my resolutions for the new year is to get back to work on all the others, and get them across the finish line too! As for this LO, it was initially inspired by Katie's recent series of Christmas-themed pages with kraft paper backgrounds, but instead of capturing the lovely clean, graphic feel of Katie's pages it seems to have drifted off into &quot;grunge land&quot; somewhere along the way— but that's okay, because, this way, it reminds me of my mom's collection of Christmasey stuff (ornaments and decorations of every description, many dating back to the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, some still stored between Christmases in the now-worn cardboard boxes which they originally came in). For credits, see &quot;The Right Half&quot;<br /><br />12 comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 19:33:46 +0000 Fashion Plate <a href=";title=fashion-plate&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_fashionplate_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_fashionplate_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: This wonderful pic of my mom so perfectly illustrates why I've always thought of the 1940s as a particularly stylish decade that I just couldn't resist scrapping it! (Still working on figuring out the whole linking thing—sorry if I haven't quite gotten it right yet! CREDITS Katie Pertiet [u][url=]Damask Tonals: Foundation Paper Pack[/url][/u] [u][url=]Defined Blocks Brushes and Stamps No. 01[/url][/u] [u][url=]Petite Paper Flowers[/url][/u] [u][url=]Stamped Stitches No. 02 Brushes and Stamps[/url][/u] 05/14/11 Color Inspired Freebie Paper Pack [url=] 05/07/11 Email Inspiration Charms freebie [url=] 05/08/11 Web Inspired Chat Freebie Journaler Anna Aspnes [u][url=]Distressed Edge Overlays No. 03 12 X 12[/url][/u] [u][url=]MultiLayered FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 01[/url][/u] Lynn Grieveson [u][url=]Ripped and Stitched Do it Yourself No. 02[/url][/u] Pattie Knox [u][url=]Brad Bonanza No. 01: Digital Fasteners[/url][/u]<br /><br />24 comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:11:27 +0000 Watch the Leaves <a href=";title=watch-the-leaves&amp;cat=1574"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_watch-the-leaves_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_watch-the-leaves_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: A page featuring a few of my autumn photos...sorry I didn't have the time to include product links. CREDITS Katie Pertiet – 07/18/10 &amp; 10/24/10 color inspiration freebie papers, Classic Cardstock: Oyster, Classic Cardstock: Carnival, All Bunched Up, Tailed Journalers, Rimmed Framers No. 2, Fabulous Fall Flourishes No. 4, 10/17/10 quote inspiration freebie, Basic Twills: Words No. 1, Leaf Charms No. 1, Memorable Spots: Months, Stitched Journal Strips No. 2, Photo Wraps No. 3, Slide Frames No. 3, Charmed No. 2 Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered Templates No. 4 Pattie Knox – Staple Its FONTS Telegraphem, P22 Typewriter, CD Speed Printing<br /><br />13 comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 16:17:15 +0000 Old Reliables <a href=";title=old-reliables&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_oldreliables_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_oldreliables_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: A &quot;little slice of life&quot; page... CREDITS Anna Aspnes – FotoBlendz Album No. 2; Stitched By Anna Borders No. 1 (White) Katie Pertiet – Lightly Letter Box Paper Pack, Curled Notebook Paper Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza Myself – crumpled paper overlay FONTS Punch Label, Jane Austen, Telegraphem, Arial Narrow<br /><br />14 comments Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:09:00 +0000 Learning <a href=";title=learning&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_learning_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_learning_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Keeping things on the simple side this time around, another &quot;just for fun&quot; page: I so love the colors in this photo I shot the other morning while trying to get the hang of working with a graduated neutral density filter that I just couldn't resist! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Lightly Letter Box Paper Pack; Ticketed No. 2 Brushes-n-Stamps; Filmed Frames No. 1; Stitching Holes Brushes-n-Stamps; Make Your Own Postmarks Pack Vinnie Pearce – Montage Masks FONTS Times New Roman, P22 Cezanne<br /><br />15 comments Mon, 13 Sep 2010 11:56:56 +0000 A Foggy Morning Excursion <a href=";title=a-foggy-morning-excursion&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_foggy_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_foggy_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I just had to scrap a few of the shots I brought back from a spur-of-the-moment photo excursion with DH the other morning! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty &amp; Lightly LetterBox papers, Drawn Stitches, Yellow Word Bits, Defining Words No. 4 Anna Aspnes – 12x12 Page FotoBlendz No. 3, Passionaire FotoBlendz Clipping Masks, FotoBlendz Clipping Masks Nos. 7 &amp; 12 (and others?), Urban Frame Transfers Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza FONTS Your Eyes, Memory Lapses, Dirty Ego<br /><br />15 comments Sat, 11 Sep 2010 12:26:41 +0000 Dairyland Buffet <a href=";title=dairyland-buffet&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_dairyland-buffet_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_dairyland-buffet_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Another &quot;just-for-fun&quot; page, for my &quot;favorite photos&quot; book... CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Petite Paper Flowers; Stamped Stitches; Buttoned Up; Little Bits Alpha; Ticketed Thoughts Brushes-n-Stamps Jessie Edwards – Clean &amp; Simple Solids 2 Anna Aspnes – 12x12 Page FotoBlendz; Layered FotoBlendz Clipping Masks; Dripped Stains Tool Kit No. 1 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza Thao Cosgrove – Raffia Embellishment Mini FONTS Dominican Small Caps, Dominican Italic, Bernard MT Condensed, Monospace Typewriter, P22 Cezanne<br /><br />20 comments Sat, 04 Sep 2010 11:04:03 +0000 Along A Country Road <a href=";title=along-a-country-road&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_fp-hayfield_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_fp-hayfield_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I've been so busy with sewing and garden projects this summer that I haven't had much time to spare for scrapping; this page is the first I've managed to finish in ages! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty No. 7; Cut Ups: Springtime; Yellow Word Bits No. 1; SunPrint Stamps-n-Brushes, Stitching Holes Borders No. 2 Brushes-n-Stamps Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene Solids 2 Anna Aspnes – 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz No. 3; FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 11; Stitched by Anna Brown No. 1 Lynn Grieveson – Worn &amp; Torn Page Edges No. 02 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanaza; Staple Its FONTS Texas Hero<br /><br />27 comments Mon, 16 Aug 2010 12:13:41 +0000 Pattern and Texture Sampler <a href=";title=pattern-and-texture-sampler&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_pattern-texture_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_pattern-texture_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I gave myself a break from &quot;household-ey stuff&quot; this morning, to do this &quot;just for fun&quot; page featuring a handful of photos I had no other excuse to scrap. CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Simply Stripes No. 1 Paper Pack; Yarn Swirls No. 3: Neutrals; Yellow Word Bits No. 1 Anna Aspnes – Painted Squares No. 1 Brush Set Pattie Knox – Folded Ribbon Bits; Staple Its!; Brad Bonanza FONTS MonospaceTypewriter. Dear Joe<br /><br />20 comments Sun, 06 Jun 2010 23:52:19 +0000 A No-Pics Picnic <a href=";title=a-no-pics-picnic&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cad_nopicspicnic_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cad_nopicspicnic_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: A reminder to myself that I have got to be better about keeping a camera always at the ready! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty No. 8 Paper Pack; 04/25/10 Color Challenge Paper Pack; Leather Flowerettes; Lil Bit Tags No. 2; Art Class Frames no. 2; Stitched Journal Strips No. 2; Basic Journal Spots; Shaped Notebook Journalers; Drawn Stitches; Make Your Own Postmarks Pack; Winged Epoxies; Nana's Buttons &amp; Button Mix No. 1 Sampler (challenge freebies); Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered Paper Templates No. 2; Painted FotoBlendz No. 4 Pattie Knox – Fasten Its FONTS Your Eyes, P22 Typewriter, Impact<br /><br />19 comments Mon, 31 May 2010 21:16:54 +0000 Spring Tonic <a href=";title=spring-tonic&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_shydaffodils_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_shydaffodils_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Sorry, I haven't figured out the product linking thing yet. (It is on my To-Do list, though!) CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Graphed Paper No. 2; Classic Cardstock: Spring; Lil Bit Tags No. 2; Leather Flowerettes; postage stamp (03/14/10 Cover Inspiration freebie) Jesse Edwards – Clean and Serene Solids Lynn Grieveson – Ripped and Stitched DIY Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered Flutterby Templates; Painted FotoBlendz No. 1; Painted FotoBlendz No. 4; Sand Scratched Tool Set No. 1; Kellie Mize – line of painted dots (10/10/08 Color Challenge freebie) Vinnie Pearce – Page Masks 01 FONTS Print Error, OldSansBlack, P22 Typewriter, vincHand<br /><br />14 comments Sun, 23 May 2010 13:57:01 +0000 Fishy Business <a href=";title=fishy-business&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_fishybusiness_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_fishybusiness_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: The photo's a bit gross, I know, but I just had to snap it and scrap it! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – brown cardstock (03/28/10 color challenge freebie); Basic Notebook Edge Masks No. 1; Drawn Stitches brushes Anna Aspnes – Textured FotoBlendz No. 1, Handmade Paperie No. 1 Pattie Knox – Staple Its; Fasten Its Myself – rusty fish hook, scribbled journaling frame, splotch brush FONTS Telegraphem, Your Eyes, Monospace Typewriter<br /><br />23 comments Tue, 11 May 2010 12:01:05 +0000 Pretty In Pink <a href=";title=pretty-in-pink&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_blossoms2010_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_blossoms2010_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Layered Template (03/28/10 Template Challenge freebie); Classic Cardstock: Spring; Sunprint Brushes No. 3; flower jewelry element (01/03/10 Jewelry Inspired Challenge freebie); Stitched Journal Strips No. 2; Drawn Stitches Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza FONTS Jane Austen, Packard Antique<br /><br />27 comments Mon, 10 May 2010 15:46:52 +0000 Who Are You? <a href=";title=who-are-you-3f&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_whoareyou_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_whoareyou_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: This was one of those cases where I found myself with a blurry photo and no real information about it, but was so charmed by the image anyway that I felt compelled to do something with it—thus, another of my &quot;just for fun&quot; pages! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty No. 7 paper pack Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene 2 Solids paper pack, Clean &amp; Serene Solids 3 paper pack Vinnie Pearce – Page Masks 01 Anna Aspnes – Dripped Stains Toolkit No. 1 FONTS Moksha, Dominican Italic, Old Newspaper Types<br /><br />21 comments Sun, 25 Apr 2010 19:14:34 +0000 First Spring Snaps <a href=";title=first-spring-snaps&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_1stspringsnaps_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_1stspringsnaps_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I was feeling a little under the weather the other day, so I decided it was the perfect time to do another &quot;just for fun&quot; layout! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Layered Template (12/27/09 Template Challenge freebie); Naturally Krafty No. 8 Paper Pack; Krafty Cardstock: Spring; Basic Notebook Edge Masks No. 1; Polka Dot Paper (01/17/10 Email Inspired Challenge); Tabbed Dates No. 2; Ric Rac Basics; Tabbed Journaler (11/15/09 Ad Inspiration Challenge); Slide Frames No. 3; Assorted Tapes No. 3; Twisted Stitches Anna Aspnes – 12x12 Page Fotoblendz No. 3, Torn N Tattered Circle Templates No. 1 Lynn Grieveson – Worn Edges Mixed Danelle Johnson/Art Warehouse – Vibe Flowers Grazieli Niclass/Lili – Mini Daisies FONTS Handwriting-Dakota, Memory Lapses, Lucida Grande<br /><br />16 comments Mon, 19 Apr 2010 23:24:43 +0000 cderousseau_birthday2010_700x700 <a href=";title=cderousseau-birthday2010-700x700&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_birthday2010_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_birthday2010_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I finally got around to using a bunch of those lovely chat freebies I picked up here back in February! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Authentic Layered Template; Basic Journal Spots; Naturally Krafty No. 8 Paper Pack; 02/20/10 Chat Freebie (blue button from Flower-N-Button Sampler); 03/21/10 Color Inspiration Freebie (papers); 02/21/10 Ad Inspiration Freebie (&quot;memories&quot; tape); Party Pennant Sticks; Drawn Stitches No. 1; Word Strip Labels; Little Bits Alpha-Red Anna Aspnes – PotPourri Paperie No. 1 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza, Staple Its Lynn Grieveson – 02/20/10 Scraplift Chat Freebies (chipboard flower [recolored] &amp; hanging tag); Worn Alpha Edges FONTS Misproject, OldNewspaperTypes, Handwriting-Dakota, Monospace Typewriter, Impact Label<br /><br />35 comments Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:34:41 +0000 The Preciousness of Time <a href=";title=the-preciousness-of-time&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_easter2010_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_easter2010_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Katie Pertiet – Spring Fever Layered Template, Watercolor Neutrals Paper Pack, Basic Notebook Edge Masks No. 1, Good Day Paper Pack, 02/20/10 &quot;Let's Blend&quot; Chat Freebie (patterned paper), Watery Wings Brushes and Stamps, Ric Rac Basics No. 1, Party Pennant Sticks, Date Tags No. 3, 03/14/10 Cover Challenge Freebies (butterfly &amp; flower sticker), Cut Ups: Springtime, Word Strip Labels Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene Solids 3 Paper Pack Anna Aspnes – Painted Overlays No. 2 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza Grazieli Nicklass – Mini Daisies (embroidery floss flowers) Myself – family time sticker Fonts – Monospace Typewriter, Packard Antique, P22 Cezanne, Social Animal<br /><br />19 comments Sun, 11 Apr 2010 15:12:29 +0000 Antiqued <a href=";title=antiqued&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_antiqued_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_antiqued_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Another &quot;just for fun&quot; layout—similar in flavor to the pages I've been doing for my monochromatic &quot;favorite photos&quot; series, but with just a little more intensity in the sepia tones, and a few shots of red to further punch it up. CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Make Your Own Postmarks Pack, Fine Line Border Lines No. 4, Charmed No. 2, Sacked Solids-Harvest, Botanist Overlays No. 2 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza Anna Aspnes – Distressed Frames No. 2 Brush Set, Layered FotoBlendz No. 4, Painted FotoBlendz No. 1, Painted FotoBlendz No. 4, Stitched By Anna White No. 5 Element Set, Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1 Myself – additional shape &amp; texture brushes FONTS Jane Austen<br /><br />34 comments Sun, 28 Feb 2010 11:49:22 +0000 Overwhelmed <a href=";title=overwhelmed&amp;cat=790"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_overwhemed_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_overwhemed_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Simple Harvest paper pack, Stitching Holes Borders, Twisted Stitches, Cardstock Tabs No. 1, Oversprayed Alpha Brushes-n-Stamps Anna Aspnes – Antiquity paper pack, Scratched Overlays No. 1, Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1 Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene 2 Solids paper pack Lynn Grieveson – Scratchy Paint paper pack Myself – &quot;Overwhelmed&quot; FONTS P22 Typewriter, Carboncillo Palo, Egyptientto2, Century Gothic, Brody, Campbell, Floursack Tall, PortagolTC TT, League Gothic, Huntson<br /><br />17 comments Tue, 16 Feb 2010 15:24:03 +0000 The Real Gift - Christmas 2009 <a href=";title=the-real-gift-christmas-2009&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_realgift-Christmas09_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_realgift-Christmas09_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: JOURNALING &quot;Mom and Dad, After coming so perilously close to losing you both this past year, for me, the real gift this Christmas was simply having the two of you here to celebrate it with the rest of us.&quot; CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Textured Paper (recolored) from 01/10/10 Color Challenge, Stitching Holes Borders, Stitching Holes Borders No. 2, Postmarked Holidays Brushes-n-Stamps No. 2, Posted Santa No. 2, Holiday Foliage, Stapled Photos Layered Templates, Word Strip Labels No. 2, Tabbed Dates Brushes-n-Stamps Anna Aspnes – Layered Template from 09/06/09 Everyday Challenge, Handmade Paperie No. 1, Pattie Knox – Staple Its! FONTS P22 Typewriter, Eutemia I<br /><br />11 comments Fri, 05 Feb 2010 15:39:39 +0000 Let It Snow <a href=";title=let-it-snow&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_letitsnow_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_letitsnow_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Call me perverse, but I just had to do a page celebrating the Christmas week storm! I'm thinking maybe the LO would benefit from the addition a bit of vertical stitching, in either blue or white, tying the stitched snowflake to the top and bottom page edges—input, anyone? JOURNALING A massive winter storm struck the heart of the country Christmas week, wreaking havoc on holiday travel plans nation-wide as freezing rain, sleet, ice, and snow closed roads in state after state and prompted the delay/cancellation of countless flights. CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Joyous Memories Layered Template, Autumn Ice Cardstock, Buttoned Up, Winter Wonder Brushes-n-Stamps, Ledger Holidays Brushes-n-Stamps, Around Words Brushes-n-Stamps Anna Aspnes – Layered FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 4, Scratched FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 1, Stitched by Anna No. 1 &amp; No. 5 White, Stitched by Anna Snowflakes No. 1, Distressed Edge Overlays No. 4, Painted Overlays No. 2, Dripped Stains Brushes No. 1 FONTS Jane Austen, P22 Typewriter, Telegraphem<br /><br />15 comments Wed, 30 Dec 2009 18:28:02 +0000 Deck the Halls <a href=";title=deck-the-halls&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_deckthehalls_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_deckthehalls_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: JOURNALING When Mom and Dad made the decision to move, in the fall of the year, into an assisted living facility and offered Mike and me the opportunity to rent their house, we were delighted to accept, never imagining that we would still be in the process of moving in when mid-December rolled around. We hadn’t anticipated the job it would be, dealing with all of the stuff they’d left behind while at the same time trying to get our own stuff moved in. Especially with the holidays fast-approaching, I thought it important that there be at least one small oasis of calm amidst the disorder reigning in the rest of our new home, so I made it a priority to get the living room cleared of boxes and pulled together as quickly as possible, and once I’d done that my next priority was to add a few Christmasey touches. (I might have added more, but I had to work with what I could find!) CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Classic Cardstock: Christmas; Joyous Memories Layered Template (snowflake overlay); Posted Winter; Capped: Holidays; Worth Repeating Expressions No. 3; Postage Frame Photo Clusters No. 3; Everyday Inspiration 11.22.09: Tag Wraps; Stitching Holes Borders Brushes-n-Stamps Anna Aspnes – Stitched by Anna Snowflakes No. 1, Painted FotoBlendz No. 1, Painted Overlays No. 2 FONTS Century Gothic, ChunkFive<br /><br />17 comments Wed, 16 Dec 2009 21:35:32 +0000 A Shared Thanksgiving <a href=";title=a-shared-thanksgiving&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_thanksgiving09_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_thanksgiving09_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Some years ago, when preparing a traditional Thanksgiving meal for the family got to be too much for her, my Mom passed the role of Thanksgiving hostess to me—a job I gladly accepted and have very much enjoyed. This year, however, with the DH and I in the midst of preparing for a move, our home was in no fit state for guests, so Mom got to act as hostess once again, inviting us to join her and Dad for what turned out to be a most enjoyable communal Thanksgiving dinner in the dining room of the retirement community where they now live. CREDITS Anna Aspnes – ArtPlay Palette Thanksgiving No. 1, Layered FotoBlendz No. 4 FONTS VNIHLThuphap, Artisan 12, 2Peas Artsy<br /><br />22 comments Tue, 01 Dec 2009 11:01:36 +0000 For Mindy's Challenge <a href=";title=for-mindy-27s-challenge&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_mindyschallenge_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_mindyschallenge_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: CREDITS Mindy Terasawa – frame Pattie Knox – polka-dot brad (Fasten Its) Katie Pertiet – chipboard asterisk (Chipboard Alphabet: Black), yarn (Yarn Swirls No. 3 Neutrals), scalloped paper strips (Scalloped Strip Masks, Spot Dots No. 10 Paper Pack, Naturally Krafty No. 3 Paper Pack) FONTS CK Alis Writing, Misproject<br /><br />9 comments Sat, 07 Nov 2009 18:32:15 +0000 Fields of Gold <a href=";title=fields-of-gold&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_fieldsofgold_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_fieldsofgold_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Another &quot;for fun&quot; layout—I just wanted to play with some of my latest DD purchases! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Spot Dots No. 10 Paper Pack, Classic Cardstock - Autumn Ice, Lock and Key, Yarn Swirls No. 3: Neutrals, Little Round Tabs, Word Strip Labels, Cut-Ups Black &amp; White, Anna Aspnes – Painted FotoBlendz No. 1, Layered FotoBlendz No. 4, MonoBlendz Antiquity paper, Handmade Paperie No. 1, Torn and Tattered Templates No. 4, Painted Overlays No. 2, Stitched by Anna White No. 5 Lynn Grieveson – Worn Page Edges, Worn Edges (Mixed) Ali Edwards – Everyday Twill Pattie Knox – Staple Its, Hang Its, Text Bytes No. 5 (ring of dots), Vicki Stegall – Splatz 3 FONTS Jane Austen, Handwriting - Dakota, Telegraphem<br /><br />21 comments Fri, 30 Oct 2009 10:19:13 +0000 Travel, Photographically-Speaking <a href=";title=travel-2c-photographically-speaking&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_phototravel_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_phototravel_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: No particular backstory to this LO, other than that it gave me an excuse to have some fun! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Watercolor Neutrals paper, Crumpled Paper Flowers, Stitching Holes Borders No. 2, Lock and Key, Negative Sleeves No. 2 Vinnie Pearce – Page Masks 01 Anna Aspnes – Travel WordART Brush Set, Stitched by Anna White No. 5 Mary Ann Wise – Flower Gems Laurie Anderson – Type Keys Alphabet Myself – &quot;Joy&quot; label FONTS P22 Cezanne, P22 Typewriter, Impact Label<br /><br />24 comments Fri, 23 Oct 2009 14:55:05 +0000 Autumn Reflections <a href=";title=autumn-reflections&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_autumnreflectionsC_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_autumnreflectionsC_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I love this mask of Vinnie's, and it fit the photo so perfectly that I just had to do a LO! CREDITS Anna Aspnes – Handmade Paperie No. 1 (recolored) Vinnie Pearce – Page Masks O1 Lynn Grieveson – Worn Page Edges No. 2 Katie Pertiet – Date Tags No. 2 Pattie Knox – Staple Its! Gunhilde Storeide – pebbles Cottage Arts - Nature Sketch Sampler (leaf) Myself – Dymo label FONTS Impact Label, Byron<br /><br />25 comments Fri, 02 Oct 2009 21:12:26 +0000 September's Changing Colors <a href=";title=september-27s-changing-colors&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_changing_colors_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_changing_colors_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: DH and I were out for a drive when we came across this wonderful, ramshackle old barn, which seemed to me an ideal subject for a painterly presentation. Having used elements from a variety of different DD challenges, I was spoiled for choice when it came to deciding which gallery to post this layout to, but (on the basis of the page's theme), I thought the Color Challenge gallery made the best sense... CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty No. 7, Aged Perfection, &amp; Watercolor Neutrals papers; Notebook Paper Pieces, Postage Frame Super Pack, Assorted Tapes No. 3; Worth Repeating-Fall Brushes and Stamps; colored tags from 09/13/09 Color Challenge; distressed mat, red dots, ruled paper strip from 08/30/09 Ad Challenge Anna Aspnes – 12 x 12 Distressed Edge Overlays, Stitched by Anna Brown No. 1, Stitched by Anna Circles Pattie Knox – Staple Its! Lynn Grieveson – Worn Photo Edges 2, Worn Alpha Edges, compass points button from 09/13/09 What Do I See? Challenge FONTS VNI-HLThuphap, LD Telegram<br /><br />32 comments Fri, 25 Sep 2009 11:17:11 +0000 Reluctant Diva <a href=";title=reluctant-diva&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_reluctantdivacb_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_reluctantdivacb_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Back to my &quot;Favorite Photos&quot; series! In the original full color version of this image, the subtly-hued Asiatic lily was overwhelmed by all of the greens surrounding it, so I decided to go monochromatic and rely upon value differences between bloom and background to give the flower its &quot;pop.&quot; CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty No. 7, Assorted Tapes No. 3, Buttoned Up (blank used to create &quot;Diva&quot; button) Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene 2 Solids Lynn Grieveson – Worn Photo Edges Anna Aspnes – Distressed Edge FotoFrames No. 1, ScriptTease FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 1, Stitched by Anna Brown No. 1 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza Vicki Stegall – Splatz 3 Myself – &quot;reluctant&quot; tab, &quot;Diva&quot; button FONTS Dominican Small Caps, Dominican Italic, Byron, Cheapskate Fill, Angelic War, Baskerville<br /><br />19 comments Mon, 07 Sep 2009 14:55:14 +0000 SI #15 – A Small Adventure <a href=";title=si-2315-96-a-small-adventure&amp;cat=1316"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_si15challenge_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_si15challenge_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: This started out as a much more direct scraplift of the inspiration piece, but as it evolved I found myself breaking away from the dark background of the original, and the very precise gridded arrangement of elements running completely across the page, and going for a lighter look and feel with a less structured design incorporating a lot of white space. CREDITS: Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene Solids No. 3 (background paper) Mindy Terasawa – 07/19/09 Color Challenge Freebie (green patterned paper) Katie Pertiet – 07/12/09 Color Challenge Freebie (green solid paper), Assorted Tapes No. 3, Paper Bobbins (stitches holding twig &amp; solid green papers), Twiggy, 08/09/09 Web Challenge Freebie (worn flower) Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered FotoFrames No. 1 Pattie Knox – Staple Its! Victoria Stegall – Splatz 3 (paint spatters) Me – canvas pieces (created with templates I made using Dynamic Frays brush set by Erica Hite) FONTS !Sketchy Times (regular &amp; bold), Social Animal<br /><br />13 comments Sat, 15 Aug 2009 15:23:24 +0000 Celebrate This Day <a href=";title=celebrate-this-day&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_celebratethisday_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_celebratethisday_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I am so grateful for the kind support, encouraging words, and prayers offered on my dad's behalf by so many of you, in response to the page I did in the immediate aftermath of his recent health crisis, and I wanted to share with you how well he's done since—hence this LO. The day after these photos were taken, he was moved to the local convalescent center to continue his recuperation, joining my mom, who'd already been there for a few weeks, recuperating after a hospital stay of her own. CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Surf-n-Sand Paper Pack, Blendables Paper Pack No. 1, Mail Room No. 1 Paper Pack, Clipped Stacks No. 2 Photo Frames, Yarn Swirls, Bracketed Sentiments, Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene Solids No. 2 Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered Circle Paper Templates No. 1 Lynn Grieveson – Worn Photo Edges 2 Danelle Johnson – Vibe Flowers Pattie Knox – Text Bytes Shaped Text Templates No. 22, Staple Its! Genevieve Sass – Antique Paper Templates Shalae Tippetts – ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Paper 4901 Biggie FONTS Helvetica Neue, Jane Austen, LD Remington Streamline<br /><br />19 comments Mon, 10 Aug 2009 13:01:54 +0000 I Am Not Ready For This <a href=";title=i-am-not-ready-for-this&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_notready_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_notready_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: While my mom has been staying at one of our local convalescent centers, recuperating following a brief hospitalization for some health problems of her own, DH and I have been keeping an eye on my dad for her. We'd had some concerns about how he was doing, and for several days had been urging him to see a doctor, but he had refused (mostly, I think, because he feared his doctor would want to put him in the hospital and he was determined to continue his daily visits with Mom). Then, this past Monday, when we went to check on him, we discovered him unconscious and unresponsive on their bedroom floor. We nearly lost him when he coded in the ER; his condition has been slowly improving, but is precarious still. It's been an awfully stressful and emotional week, so when I woke during the wee small hours this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to scrap for awhile, and this is what I came up with. CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Sacked Solids Earthtones, Research Lab Brushes-n-Stamps, Date Strip Stamps No. 2 Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered Circle Templates No. 1, 12 x 12 Page FotoBlendz No. 3, FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 11, Stitched by Anna White No. 3, Stitched by Anna Circles No. 2 Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene Solids 3 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza FONTS Acid Label, Byron, Cheapskate Fill, Moksha, P22 Typewriter<br /><br />40 comments Sat, 01 Aug 2009 22:39:45 +0000 Four Freedoms <a href=";title=four-freedoms&amp;cat=1236"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_july4-09_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_july4-09_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I didn't manage to snap a single photo on the 4th of July, but I wasn't gonna let that stop me from doing a page to mark the occasion! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Watery Washes Brushes-n-Stamps, My Country Mini Kit (blue paper) Ali Edwards – 007.05.09 Color Challenge Freebie (word art) Pattie Knox – 07.05.09 Everyday Challenge Freebie (star motif paper) Anna Aspnes – Stitched by Anna White No. 3, Stitched by Anna Borders No. 1 White Me – splotch brushes, star brads, spiral clip, star charm with lapis bead, glitter spray FONTS P22 Typewriter<br /><br />17 comments Wed, 08 Jul 2009 18:14:31 +0000 Discover the Stars <a href=";title=discover-the-stars&amp;cat=1234"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau-JC090628_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau-JC090628_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: I didn't have a specific story to tell, but I loved the quote, so I decided to approach this layout more as an art piece than a scrap page, &quot;just for fun.&quot; (Anna's inspired me!) CREDITS Katie Pertiet – 06/09/28 Journaling Challenge freebie (word art), Journaling Strip Masks, Canvas Tag Masks, Naturally Krafty, Petite Paper Flowers, Clock Parts Anna Aspnes – papers from Something Springy kit, Torn N Tattered Templates No. 3, Stitched by Anna Circles No. 2, Stitched by Anna No. 2 Brown, FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 12 Pattie Knox – Staple Its! Grazieli Niclass – Mini Daisies (floss flowers) FONTS Helvetica Neue<br /><br />19 comments Wed, 01 Jul 2009 15:02:06 +0000 Your Smile <a href=";title=your-smile&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_yoursmile_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_yoursmile_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: From a photographic standpoint, it's not the best shot I've ever taken, but I just had to scrap this photo of my mom... JOURNALING &quot;Contending with all of the physical problems that have come with being 85 years old, you haven't had much occasion to smile of late, so to see you this way, relaxed and genuinely enjoying yourself at Dad's 85th birthday party, your face alight with a smile, made what was already a special day extra-special to me.&quot; CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Stamped Blocks No. 12, Notebook Edge Photo Masks No. 2, File Cards No. 2, Memorable Spots: Months, Stamped Stitched Flowers Brushes and Stamps Lynn Grieveson – Shanghai Kit Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered FotoFrames No. 1, Stitched by Anna Borders No. 1 White Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza 1 &amp; 2, Staple Its! FONTS P22 Cézanne, P22 Typewriter, EatMoreChocolate, Bebete<br /><br />34 comments Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:01:14 +0000 Gnarly-Strangely Beautiful <a href=";title=gnarly-strangely-beautiful&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_fp-gnarly-rr_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_fp-gnarly-rr_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: After taking a bit of a break to work on some other projects, I've returned to my favorite photo series with this layout featuring a shot I took of an apple that had gone unpicked last autumn, which I discovered this spring still hanging on one of the trees in our yard. It's not your usual &quot;pretty apple&quot; picture, but I couldn't resist, being struck by the the wonderful ruffle-like texture the apple's skin had taken on as the flesh of the fruit shriveled away inside over the winter, and by the juxtaposition of the withered fruit and newly-emerged leaves. Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene 2 Solids Katie Pertiet – 10/12/08 Color Challenge freebie (butterfly paper, 03/15/09 Color Challenge freebie (fabric flowers), Canvas Tag Masks Brushes-N-Stamps Anna Aspnes – FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 6 &amp; No. 12, Script Tease Time No. 1, Stitched by Anna No. 1 White Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza Kellie Mize – Tortuga Template #9 (ric-rac) FONTS Dominican Small Caps, Dominican Italic, Eutemia II, Bank Gothic<br /><br />20 comments Sat, 20 Jun 2009 14:05:35 +0000 One Request <a href=";title=one-request&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_onerequest-700x700jpg.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_onerequest-700x700jpg.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Just a week after a party celebrating his 85th birthday, my dad found himself a patient at one of the region's major medical centers, being treated for pneumonia while getting tested for this and that. After having initially been told by the local doctors who sent him there to expect his stay to be an extended one, he was thrilled to learn that he was scheduled for release only four days after entering the hospital. When the big day came, my mom, brother, and I made the two-hour drive to fetch him, arriving just about the time his nurse came by to go over his post-release instructions with him and get his signature on his release papers. She'd scarcely left the room when he developed a major nosebleed, and he insisted that none of us say anything about it to anyone, worried that that might jinx his being able to leave as planned—like nobody would notice the massive wad of Kleenex he had jammed into his nostril to staunch the flow! In the end, no one made an issue of the nosebleed, so his return home wasn't held up at all. I took this shot of him with my camera phone on the drive home—his nose still plugged with Kleenex, of course!—and I just had to scrap it, even though it's not the most flattering picture, because it's so emblematic of why I worry about him. JOURNALING PLEASE...I understand that you’ve never had these kinds of major health issues to contend with before; maybe that’s why you don’t recognize the importance of taking even the little stuff seriously - but you are this family‘s rock, and Dad, I can’t stand to think that we might lose you before your time just because you were slow in consulting a doctor, or because you decided you could treat “doctors’ advice” and “just a suggestion” as synonymous, so c’mon...DON'T GAMBLE WITH YOUR HEALTH! CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty No. 7 (embossing effect by me); Postage Strip Numbers; Little Bits Alpha; Postage Stamps-Botanical; Buttoned Up; Research Lab Brushes-n-Stamps; Winged Epoxies; Perforated Photo Masks No. 3 (journaling strip); Sea Salt No. 2; Little Round Tabs; Lil Bit Tags (crossed stitches); Twisted Stitches (texture added and recolored); Postmarked New Years 2009 Pattie Knox – Absolutely Acrylic Tabs-n-Tags; Staple Its! Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered Paper Templates No. 3 Lynn Grieveson – Worn Photo Edges No. 2 Anna Victoria – 11/09/08 Everyday Challenge freebie (flower button) Mindy Terasawa – 04/12/09 Everyday Challenge freebie (leaf patterned background paper); 03/08/09 Color Challenge freebie (paper used for Torn N Tattered strip, recolored) FONTS Social Animal, Impact Label (for the &quot;request&quot; Dymo strip), CD Speed Printing<br /><br />17 comments Mon, 15 Jun 2009 13:31:33 +0000 Summer Beauties <a href=";title=summer-beauties&amp;cat=1234"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_SoS_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_SoS_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: A &quot;just for fun&quot; page, inspired by both Ali's journaling challenge and Mary Ann's color challenge. I'd intended to post this to the color challenge gallery, but decided to post here instead since I tweaked the colors of Mary Ann's element to fit the palette I pulled from my photos... CREDITS Ali Edwards – word art, Everyday Twill Anna Aspnes – 12 x 12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 4, Something Springy Page Set Kit, April 25 Art Inspired Chat freebie, Torn N Tattered Flutterby Templates No. 1 Mary Ann Wise – June 7 Color Challenge freebie Katie Pertiet – Postage Frame Super Pack, Buttoned Up, Simple Spots Numbers, Messy Stamped Trims &amp; Messy Stamped Trims No. 2 Brushes-n-Stamps, Little Round Tabs, Twisted Stitches Pattie Knox – Staple Its! FONTS P22 Typewriter, Jane Austen, Social Animal<br /><br />12 comments Tue, 09 Jun 2009 16:43:46 +0000 Celebrating 85 <a href=";title=celebrating-85&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_celebrating85_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_celebrating85_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: My dad's never been one to make a big deal over birthdays, but this year, for his 85th, he decided that he actually wanted a party. To commemorate the special event, I took time away from my favorite photos series to scrap 20 pages for a Shutterfly book (which I intend to present to him on Father's Day), and then, borrowing a &quot;watercolor&quot; portrait from one of those layouts, I did this single-page layout for myself. Katie Pertiet – Spot Dots Photo Masks No. 1, Stamped Blocks No. 11, Postage Frame Super Pack, Stitching Holes Borders Brushes-n-Stamps Anna Aspnes – Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1, Art Inspired brushes (April 25 chat freebie) Pattie Knox – Staple Its! Grazieli Niclass – Mini Daisies Gabriela Rytirova – Mini Metal Alpha FONTS P22 Cezanne, Telegraphem<br /><br />19 comments Fri, 05 Jun 2009 23:59:42 +0000 You Know You're In Wisconsin When... <a href=";title=you-know-you-27re-in-wisconsin-when&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_baitshop_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_baitshop_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Another for my favorite photos book... DH and I were out with our cameras one day, wandering through a field which I can only describe as being located in &quot;the middle of nowhere,&quot; when we happened across this bait shop sign—pretty much confirming an observation he'd made upon first coming to Wisconsin from Seattle: there is scarcely anyplace you can go in this state during fishing season where you won't find find bait for sale: in addition to countless bait shops, just about every gas station, big or small, seems to sell it, as do general retailers large and small, ranging from places like our local Ace Hardware to mom-n-pop country stores, right on down to roadside stands run by youthful entrepreneurs. CREDITS Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene 2 Solids Katie Pertiet – Border Die Cuts No. 3, Naturally Krafty No. 7, Classic Cardstock, Buttoned Up, Little Round Tabs, Stamped Stitches No. 5 Brushes-n-Stamps, Spot Dots Photo Masks No. 1 Anna Aspnes – 12 x 12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 4 &amp; No. 5, FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 11, Stitched by Anna White No. 3 (recolored) Lynn Grieveson – Ripped and Stitched DIY Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza, Staple Its! Me – the fish hook/jump ring combo and the fish stamp used on the button FONTS Dominican Small Caps, Dominican Italic, Social Animal<br /><br />13 comments Sun, 03 May 2009 15:33:25 +0000 Farm (Sunstruck) <a href=";title=farm-sunstruck&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_farm_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_farm_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: Another page for my favorite photos book, featuring a shot of a local farmstead being kissed by the light from a soon-to-set sun. The photo was taken with a 35mm SLR, on some high-speed film I'd had laying around for awhile and was wanting to use up, so the original image started out on the grainy side, and in the digital version of the image that grain translated as color noise, so I decided it was an ideal candidate for conversion to a monochrome. After starting the page in a much higher-key, I decided, just for the heck of it, to see how the photo would look set against a darker background and found that I preferred the low-key version for the added &quot;pop&quot; it gave to the buildings and lighter clouds. CREDITS Katie Pertiet – Naturally Krafty No. 7 papers, Paper Flowers No. 2, Stamped Stitches No. 5 Brushes-n-Stamps, Loosely Labeled Lynn Grieveson – Scratchy Paint papers, Worn Page Edges No. 2 Anna Aspnes – 12 x 12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 5; FotoBlendz Clipping Masks Nos. 1, 6, 8 and 9; Stitched by Anna Borders No. 1; Stitched by Anna White No. 3 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza, Staple Its! Mary Ann Wise – Typewriter Button Chips, Tiny Metal Tags, Kellie Mize – Tortuga Template No. 9 (ric rac) FONTS Dominican Small Caps, Dominican Italic<br /><br />22 comments Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:12:47 +0000 Tulip <a href=";title=tulip&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_artinspired_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_artinspired_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: This layout is definitely a departure from the monochromatic series I've been working on lately. When I saw this paper of Anna's the tulip photo came immediately to mind; it's almost as though Anna chose her palette from the photo!. CREDITS Anna Aspnes – Art Inspired Chat Freebies, FotoBlendz Clipping Masks (I was hurrying so I didn't write down which, exactly, I used—sorry!) Katie Pertiet – Dynamic Stitches Brushes, Watery Washes Brushes-n-nStamps, Oversprayed Alpha Brushes-n-Stamps FONT P22 Cezanne<br /><br />17 comments Sat, 25 Apr 2009 23:59:34 +0000 One Fine Pumpkin <a href=";title=one-fine-pumpkin&amp;cat=500"><img class="imgborder" title="cderousseau_pumpkin_700x700.jpg" border="0" src="" alt="cderousseau_pumpkin_700x700.jpg" /></a><br /><br />by: cderousseau<br /><br />Description}: One more for my favorite photos book. Struck by how artfully this pumpkin's vine was arranged around it, I just couldn't resist snapping it. CREDITS Jesse Edwards – Clean &amp; Serene 2 Solids Katie Pertiet – Sea Salt No. 2, Naturally Krafty No. 5, Border Die Cuts No. 3, Petite Paper Flowers, Stitched Labels, Lil Bit Tags, Stamped Stitches No. 8 Brushes-n-Stamps, Anna Aspnes – Torn N Tattered Templates No. 4, 12 x 12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 1 &amp; No. 3, FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 2 &amp; No. 6, Dripped Stains ToolSet No. 1 Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza, Staple Its! FONTS Dominican Small Caps, Dominican Italic, Eat More Chocolate, Base05<br /><br />9 comments Fri, 17 Apr 2009 15:45:23 +0000