Sunday, November 6, 2011

October GingerScrapStreet Magazine Article - Moo Moo Here

Moo Moo Here
Jodi Dolbel
And A Moo Moo There
Life on the farm, is there a more peaceful way to spend your days?
As children, there is an endless supply of fun to be had on the farm. An outback Adventure Playground!! “Old MacDonald” has been telling us for years about all the animals that can be found down on the farm. What an amazing place for a child to spend some time! In this story I wanted to feature fun farm layouts and the activities that can be found on the farm featuring our children.
I particularly love Cathy’s Layout “Grandma’s Cows”, the digi kit she used for this layout is perfect and features so many elements that you would find on a farm. The fencing wire background, the burlap that sits behind the photos and those wonderful looking animals sticking their heads through the fence! The photos really blend in well in this layout too featuring the lovely grassy pastures and Grandma’s Cows.
Lauren’s Layout “Down on the Farm”, is a hybrid layout but done on a corrugated cardboard base. The photo which has been coloured using Photoshop to suit the vintage theme really pops against the card base and the “real” wire background!

Grandma’s Cows by Cathy Dippolito
Supplies: Element: Digital Kit: E-I-E-I-O Combo by Chelle's Creations, Digi template Blueprints set 4 by True Blue Studio, Software: Photoshop CS4, Fonts: Travelling Typewriter.
Design Notes: I extracted the pig in order to make it look like it is sticking it's head through the fence.
Journaling: One of the fun parts about going to Grandma Cat’s & Grandad’s is getting to see all the cows and farm animals!

Down on the Farm by Lauren Bell
Supplies: Paper: October Afternoon, Cardstock: Corrugated Cardboard, Alphabet: American Crafts Thickers, Bling: Kaiser Craft, Pens: Uniball Signo, Thread: Bakers Twine, Other: Chicken Wire, Staples, Felt.
Design Notes: Use corrugated cardboard and fencing wire to give a earthy/country feel.

Down on the Farm by Sarah Ward
Supplies: Cardstock: Aussie Scrap Source, Paper: October Afternoon, Teresa Collins , Chipboard: Words or Whatever, Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels, Ink: Tim Holtz, Alphabets: Jillibean Soup, Button: Sweet Tierney, Purple Pumpkin, Paint: Making Memories, Lace: Prima Marketing.
Design Notes: Secure your alpha by using your sewing machine, this creates a unique touch! Don't be scared to over-ink!!
Journaling: A great family day out @ the i98fm Convoy for Kids. Georgia loved the farm animals. Nov '08.

And A Moo Moo There
Farm life covers all kinds of educational disciplines. We learn about life down on the farm with the birth of spring animals like sheep and little ducklings. We learn about death through our dearly beloved pets passing away! We learn about the value of rain and what happens to the farm when we don’t have it for a while, but mostly we learn about love through the love of our animals. Is there a no greater love than that between a child and their pony?
I love Jo’s Layout “Sweet”. That cow is just totally adorable and the look of pure delight on Evan’s face is priceless. The layout “Hayden Wants a Donkey really makes me smile!! Didn’t we all go through a faze where we wanted a Donkey, because they are so cute!!! There is lots of white space in the layout which directs us to those terribly cute Donkey photos and the story behind it! The Digital “wave” element in the “Ready to Ride” layout by Eveyln gives the layout movement and I can just picture Marky moseying along a country path on Aunt Gay’s Horse.
I think you will agree, there are no end of photo opportunities on the Farm to capture those everyday moments of our children, and there is lots of wonderful Digi Kits on the market to showcase our Farm Photos. Happy Scrapping!

Sweet by Jo Kinder
Supplies: Chipboard: Twiddleybitz, Tags: Donna Downey, Journaling Spots: Lil'Something, Brads: KaiserCraft, Paint: JoSonja, Ink: Rainger Distress Inks, Pens: Sharpie, Other: bingo card, cardstock, corrogated cardboard, ribbon, bubble wrap, staples,  fabric. Tools: Dies: Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Embossing Machine: Cuttlebug, Stamps: Darkroom Door Alphabet Medley.
Journaling: Sweet and so is the valf!! hehehe my all time 'fav' photo of my Evan Monster @ Oakdale Farm.

Hayden Wants A Donkey by Mary Rogers
Supplies: DigiKit: Apple of My Eye (paper and brad) by Vinnie Pearce (twopeasinabucket), Template: Mixin' It Up 12x12 Templates by Chrissy W Designs (twopeasinabucket), Brushes: Coffee Stains by Brusheezy, Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8, Fonts: You are Loved, CK Journaling.
Design Notes: I love using templates as a starting off point for my designs. The original design of this template by Chrissy W Designs didn’t suite the orientation of my photos, so I rotated it and moved things around just a bit. I then was able to add a few elements and brushes to keep the focus on the photos and the story I was trying to tell. I think it worked perfectly.
Journaling: I wasn’t surprised when you called home from the fair asking for a kitten, or even a dog....but a donkey? I know she has a bit of a crush on you, but seriously Hayden what would we do with a donkey?

Ready to Ride by Evelyn Mauldin
Supplies: Kit: Cowboys and Cowgirls by TrishH. Designs (formerly at Enchanted Studio Scraps), Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, Fonts: Pea Jack and Jane, Template: CU "wave" template.
 Design Notes: I used the alpha included in the kit and added a .5px Stroke Outline to it for the title.
Journaling: Marky’s family visited Aunt Gay’s farm last Spring. As soon as he saw Aunt Gay’s Arabian, Sampson, Marky promptly dubbed him “Sammy-Sam-Sam” and was ready to mount up. That made his mom, a horse lover, very happy.

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