Thursday, March 18, 2010

Up, Up & Splash **Nikki Sivils and Cosmo Cricket**

Good morning everyone, hope all is well with you!

Before I do anything else, I'd like to ask your opinion about something. Lately, I've noticed some pictures I pick up at Costco come out quite dark. I'm wondering if you think it's them or not. You see, I always tweak my pics on my laptop. If you own a laptop, you'll know that you see your screen lighter or darker depending on the angle of it. Perhaps when work on my pictures, I see them lighter than they actually are? Do you have thoughts on that?

Anyway, here's a layout I made the other night while on Skype with Erin. I've had these pictures in my stash for a while now. Since Scrapbook and Cards Today now has a summer call going on, I figured it was time to scrap them.

How much do you love the background paper?! Believe it or not, it's from Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker's Christmas line, North Pole Nights! The other papers are by Cosmo Cricket, the Early Bird collection. My pal gave JJ gave them to me and I am using up every single scrap!


Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker

Letter stickers: Basic Grey, American Craft

Journaling spot: My Mind's Eye (Laundry Line)

Sticker: American Crafts

Pins: Fancy Pants

Buttons: MOD for Autumn Leaves in Whirligig

Punch: Fiskars

Pen: American Crafts

Ink: Ranger

Other: Pop-dots


Teri said...

Claude, I definitely agree about the darkness of Cosco photos! I love to do them there for the price, but I will have to reprint $30 worth of my sister's wedding photos so that I can do her wedding album. You can't see the detail on the tuxes, and in some shots you can't even see what was once a bright background. So frustrating! I'm sorry your photos turned out dark, too, but I am glad to know that it's not just me!

But on a lighter note...I love that layout! So bright and cheery! :)

Diana said...

wow! I really like that background paper--VERY cute layout. As for the pictures I only order from Snapfish because I was having the same problem a couple of years ago with Sam's club & walmart (before my costco membership) I've switched and been pleased.

JJ Sobey said...

it's the fact that you edit on a laptop, sorry to say....

I have the same issue. I tweak everything a hair lighter than I actually want it, and then it's perfect when I print.

Jamie Lane said...

Love the layout!

Nathalie said...

Claude, I print at home and sometimes notice the same thing to which my husband usually replies that the photos on the screen will always look brighter (and better) than the print... pixels and stuff I don't understand... so I don't think that it is just you... and your page is lovely. I love how the buttons remind me of water droplets!

Linda Beeson said...

Your layout is wonderful! I love that background paper, I love your use of the Cosmo Cricket and what a fun summer layout.

Barb said...

I love this page... what fun products you used, and what awesome title work!

POPPET said...

This is a gorgeous layout, fab photos looks like a fun day, hugs Pops x