Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Month of Memories

One page done, thirty to's exciting to be getting back to making some pages again.  I did get my first page done and uploaded in time for the LOAD challenge but it ended up being later in the evening so today I am sharing yesterday's page.  I won't post every page on the blog this month since I do have some other projects in mind but I will share some of them from time to time.

I made a digital page using the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator 4.0 program (link to my CM website).   I was so surprised to see calla lilies growing all over the place when we were in California last month and I took lots of photos of them growing.  When I heard that the prompt was "white," I immediately thought of these photos.

When we were driving along the Pacific coast in Monterey we pulled into the scenic parking areas many times to take photos.  At one of our stopping places I noticed two calla lilies growing right near the edge of the cliff. 

My Mom always loved calla lilies and when she passed away many years ago my Dad searched to find an example to have carved in the corners of their gravestone.  Now that he has also passed on the sight of these two calla lilies just made me think of the two of them.  They both loved to travel and it was like a sign that they were with us in spirit on our trip.

I worked from a template to make this page quickly and easily.  I wanted to leave white space on the page to go along with the prompt.  The papers and color fills were all chosen to coordinate with my photos and I added some textures as well.  I knew that I wanted to emphasize the blue shades - the combination of blue and white always looks so fresh and pretty to me.

The StoryBook program has an interesting option called "coordinate colors."  You can select a photo or another element on the page and the program will generate new color combinations for your page.

I liked this option with shades of green.

This variation picked up the color of the rocks and some wildflowers - I don't like it as well as my original blue or the green version but it is fun to test out the options while you are experimenting with your page.  One of my favorite things about making digital pages is the ability to try things and undo with no mess or fuss - just a click of the mouse!

Silhouette Sale reminder

Just a quick reminder for Cameo owners - the 50% off sale on designs in the Silhouette Online Store ends today, May 2, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

If you have been thinking about getting a Cameo machine, I saw a great price on Amazon - $205.95 and if you are a Prime member shipping is free.  I don't know how long this price will last but I am adding a link here for you to check it out.  (I am an Amazon affiliate and if you use this link I will get a small commission.  I appreciate it when you use my affiliate links to help support this blog.)

If you haven't had a chance to do the Made for Mom With Love blog hop, the special offers, freebies and other deals are all good until Mother's Day - so this weekend might be a good time to take the tour.  You can start the hop HERE and follow along through all of the sites.  If you get lost along the way or find a broken link you can see the full list of participating blogs in THIS POST.

I hope that your month of May is off to a great start.  Do you have plans for National Scrapbook Day this weekend?  We've had some beautiful weather here but my brother in Minnesota just got more snow!!!

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  1. Beautiful LO! I love the blue one the best too. I have never done digital scrapbooking but then I haven't done many regular LO's either.

  2. Thanks for the tip about the great price for the Cameo. Just purchased one using your link! Thanks!


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