Welcome to another blog hop for Virtual Convention Rocks! The blog hop doesn't offically start until 9 CST Saturday morning so if you are here before that the other blogs might not have their posts up. I'm early for once! This blog hop is Anything But a Card so if you a re looking for card ideas, check back next week. If you want lots of other great ideas, hang around and see what everyone came up to inspire you with your crafting and scrapbooking!
I've been sick with some kind of virus or maybe food poisoning, whatever it was it totally wiped me out for a few days! I actually considered dropping out of the blog hop but decided to go with Stampin' Up's digital program so I could still participate without having to dig through my supplies looking for everything I need. The remaining headache just couldn't deal with that today! Why do I feel like I'm cheating when I do a digital layout?
My favorite aunt died Friday, July 1. She was the last sibling left of my mom's 9 brothers and sisters. She was my favorite aunt and I think everyone who ever met her had to love her instantly. She was such a wonderful person, sweet in every way, always serving and helping others. She and mom were so close that I wanted to do a scrapbook page of them. The VC Rocks yahoo group posted a challenge for black and white projects with a small pop of color about that time so I decided that would be the perfect color scheme for my page. I tried a couple of things in the MDS program that I hadn't tried before and I'm pleased with the results.
I hadn't tried to put the Scalloped Border punch all around a layout in MDS before. It took a few minutes to get the corners matched up but the results were worth every second! I didn't want so much white on the page so I printed the journaling in white on a black journal box. It seemed too stark so I lowered the opacity of the black to 85% and that softened it up just enough.
I really like that pop of bright pink. Aunt Chet and Mom were the classic Southern Belles, they were known to be feisty upon occasion but were proper and genteel the rest of the time. Aunt Chet had more of a flare for fashion so the bright pink accent on classic black and white is totally her. Mom was more careful with money but Aunt Chet loved to get a little something for mom now and then to spark up her wardrobe too. They were the perfect example of how sisters should act and how they should expect their husbands to treat them. The world is short two wonderful women now but I"m sure the reunion has been amazing!
Now on to Brenda's Stamping Corner!