Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gingerscrapstreet Article for February - Go Girly

As you may know,
i am a story writer for Gingerscrapstreet.

March Edition is available on line now here

So I can now share February's Story with you
Go Girly

Go Girly
Jodi Dolbel
“Sugar and Spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of.” Girls are just so easy to scrap aren’t they? There is just so much scope for creativity with the products on the market. The only restriction is your imagination!
There is no end to your imagination with digital. All those little things that might seem impossible with physical product, all of a sudden work really well with Digital! There is no end to what we can use too because with little girls there is no limit, no limit to colors and styles and no limit to the embellishments we can use. Little girls are just so easy to scrap.
Color is one of the best things about scrapping for Girls. There are no taboo colors. This alone gives us so much freedom. I love the soft feminine feel of the layout Beautiful which you really couldn’t create this using traditional scrapping.
I love how the muted colors blend through out the page with little hints of flowers. Then looking at that gorgeous little cherub featured in the layout, all the colors in the layout are perfectly matched to the photo really making the photo stand out despite that it is surrounded by embellishments.
I cant help but smile when I look at that adorable piggy-tailed princess in She’s A Hoot, and yes it really looks like she is a hoot! The colors really jump out at me in this layout. The mix of pinks, brown and green is so complementary to the photo.
Then we can use bright colors, the whole rainbow of bright colors on our layouts. I love all the pink, turquoise and green on the Happy Summer layout. It really does create that Summer feel doesn’t it, bringing to mind the smell of freshly cut lawn and the sounds of beetles in the garden. Colors can really conjure up moods and memories from our past and take us to our own happy summer.

Beautiful by Amy Martin
Digital Supplies: Kit:  Somewhere in Between by Marta Designs and Starlight Designs (After Five Designs), Wordart: CD Muckosky, Software: PSP X2, Font: Typewriter.
Design Notes: Lots of soft elements and flowers were added to this layout to enhance the soft feel of the photo. Sometimes you can use the same photo twice to fill space if your layout needs it.

She’s A Hoot By Shannon Grover
Digital Supplies: Kit: Meghan Mullens: She’s A Hoot Sweet Shoppe Designs, Software: PSP X2, Font: Cupcake.
Journaling: She will fill our lives with sunshine and She our hearts with love.

Happy Summer by Tracy Kosofsky
Digital Supplies: Kit: Summer Days Noon Picnic and Summer Days Carefree Afternoon by Mari Koegelenberg (The Digichick), Software: PSE 5, Fonts: Pea Rebecca.
Design Notes: I added custom shadows throughout.
Journaling: This year we invested in a swing set for the kids and it is a huge hit! They will play outside together for hours! June 2010.

The other really awesome thing about scrapping girly layouts are the flowers and the bling!!! Making our little beauties shine on our artwork is pure pleasure, because we get to play with all those pretty little things that makes us feel good. I’m a flower girl myself and there is nothing better than getting a new batch of Prima flowers. The smell of them is so intoxicating, it just takes me away to my creative place. 
Actually that sounds like a bit of a confession. Hello my name is Jodi and I am a floweraholic!!! Although, not only flowers, I also love bling and we can use both of those to our little hearts content on our girly layouts. There is no better way of celebrating our feminine side than by surrounding ourselves with delightful flowers and sparkly things.
The following hybrid and traditional layouts show us just that. The subjects are surrounded by beautiful floral clusters and sparkling gems and are really the epitome of all things girly.

Daughters by Kerry Murray
Supplies: Paper: Heidi Grace Designs, Rub Ons: Kaisercraft, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Chipboard: Scrapmatts, Journaling Spots: Heidi Grace Designs, Other: transparency. Digital Supplies: Prima Marketing, Software: Adobe Photoshop.
Design Notes: Print swirls to transparency and use as hybrid that way you can place then where you want to them to go.
Journaling: Mikayla you have just been to your friends party Glenelg Nov 2010.

Sunshine by Julianne McKenna-De Lumen
Supplies: Paper: Sassafrass Lass, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet: Zva Creative, Alphabet Stickers: Carolee's Creations, Flowers: Zva Creative, Transparency: Hambly Studios, Bling: Zva Creative, Pearls: Zva Creative, Brads: Zva Creative, Glitter Glue: Kindy Glitz, Ink: Staz-On (Tsukineko), Specialty Ink: Maya Road, Markers: Sharpie, Other: gold leaf pen. Tools: Border Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts, Stamps: The Girl's Paperie.
Design Notes: Use foam dots to layer and add dimension. Add rhinestones to the centre of ink splatters for added sparkle.
Journaling: She brings sunshine and lollipops to my world.

My Beauty by Jodi Dolbel
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey , October Afternoon, Cardstock: Stamp It, Alphabet Stickers: Prima Marketing, Rub Ons: Fancy Pants Designs, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Tags: Maya Road, Charms: Maya Road, Pearls: Flourish with a Bling, Brads: Craft Affair, Pins: Maya Road, Glitter Glue: Kindy Glitz, Ink: Stamp It. Tools: Border Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts.
Design Notes: Typing out journaling and printing onto card stock is a neat way to say allot in a small space. Cut it into strips and ink the edges and the layout keeps that neat clean finish look.
Journaling: Emelia, my beautiful daughter. How you have the world at your feet. You have beauty, you have a petite little body..... You have an amaising personality. You can be anything and do anything you want to. It’s up to you.

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