January 2011

Chunky monkey: two-photo layout

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 30, 2011

Here is another great sketch from PageMaps. I scanned and cleaned up these photos from my childhood so I could enter their contest. In these photos my beautiful mom was 27 years old; I was under a year old and a chunky monkey. Getting a bath in the kitchen sink; does it get any cuter […]


White water: one-photo layout

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 26, 2011

There’s a great sketch (#85) over at the Twisted Sketches site, and the twist is “white.” Here is my interpretation. I used layered strips of patterned paper cut with border punches to create an abstract wave effect (which takes the place of the circle in the sketch). I just love the feeling in this photo […]


Came a cavalier: three-photo layout

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 24, 2011

I got some scrapbooking done this weekend, which makes it more likely that I’ll call it a good one. I was inspired to use these photos from last April, when this cute little orange tabby started making regular visits to our backyard. He had obviously been owned before because he was fixed and comfortable with […]

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Proud to be a Twisted Sister!

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 21, 2011

Over at the Twisted Sketches blog Anam has just announced their new design team members. I am very excited to share that my name is on that list! I am really looking forward to February, when I start participating with that talented group of designers. Thanks for the opportunity, Anam. Their site is set up […]


Scraplifting is the highest form of flattery

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on January 21, 2011

I took school and my school work very seriously (probably a little too seriously!), even at the start. Because of this I believed that copying off another student’s paper was cheating, no matter what. So when in first grade a little girl copied off my artwork, I went home upset and fussed about it to […]