Wedding layout, using For Always paper and Stickease, embellished with washi tape, shimmer tape, a border punch, and the coordinating zip strips. Layout from April 2013 PageMaps.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
This month's issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine had an article about using natural fibers and textures on your pages. Inspired by that, and a layout photo they had, I came up with this. It uses Chantilly papers and fabric, our burlap ribbon, and multiple fonts and colors in the title. With all that going on, very little embellishment was needed.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
If you are able to make it out to the Open House tonight, you can bring this home: a little heart-shaped favor bag, cut using our Cricut Artiste cartridge from Chantilly paper. I think I may have talked my daughter out of using the store-bought Barbie Valentines she wanted, for her school party.
Isn't it pretty? Contact me today to obtain your Spring/Summer 2013 Close To My Heart catalog and idea book, full of new papers, stamps, embellishments, and more! Come to an open house tonight, my monthly workshop night on Thurs, Feb 28th at 6 pm, or e-mail me to schedule a home party, book party, or to host a workshop and earn fun free products from this catalog. Also, watch this space over the next few days, as I'll be posting photos of artwork created with our brand-new papers.
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Friday, January 25, 2013
OMG! Do you see the differences between the photos in those last 2 posts? So sorry about that!
I have a feeling all my other photos can benefit from this amazing bit of knowledge as well.
What kind of camera do you use most often? I desperately want a DSLR, but I have a nice P&S and still find myself using my phone more often than not because it is there. Handy, that. I think the best camera is the one you will use, right?
Two 2-page layouts, both with Olivia paper and Stickease. The first had a little stamping using the rock and roll technique to achieve multiple colors on those leaves. I love leaves.
Second layout, I had some pink in my shirt that I wanted to bring out, so I used some different B&Ts from the same pack, and based it on Smoothie cardstock instead of Colonial White. I used one of the old Sophia journaling spots.
That huge space is for my race bib, if I ever find it. New scrappers, come up with a good way to store memorabilia BEFORE you begin scrapping, OK?
I wanted to post this layout without photos first, so you could see how it was put together. I have seen a lot of single page layouts with geometric shapes scattered across the page, but not many doubles, which is what I like to do for my clubs, and this was a hostess club project. So, I just cut one double-sided piece of Avonlea B&T into 2 inch squares, began in the bottom right corner of the left hand page, and alternated patterns to create a set of steps, leaving a sliver of space in between on all sides. I did the same with the right page, beginning in the top left.
Because I knew my squares were not going to match up all the time, I intentionally skewed a few squares here and there so it's not as noticeable. A 5-4-3-2-1 triangle on each page left me with 6 squares, so I added 3 to each opposing corner, cut our silver ribbon into pennants, and embellished with the January Stamp of the Month. My club wanted to learn watercoloring with pencils as this month's technique, and this stamp lent itself well to that. A quick addition of the zip strip along the bottom finished the page.
The perfect photos for this aren't printed yet, but they will go across the page in a single line, in the middle. I may use Slate cardstock to matte the photos, and will probably add a journaling spot, but I will update this post later when it's complete.