Sunday, January 31, 2010

Double Sided Paper

Recently Close to my Heart made all of their paper double sided. It used to have background and texture on one side and then the back was a solid corresponding color. Now they have made background and texture on both sides. This is just amazing because one paper collection can be so much more versatile. This is the same paper I have used for Halloween layouts but I'm using the colder colors in the pack (greens and blues) to give it a completely different feel.

Halloween Pro Pics

I made this layout before having photos in mind and it took me a long time to decide what photos to use with this paper!!

Piercing Technique

It's diffucult to see in this photo (try clicking on it to make it bigger) but I used a technique and pierced the brown card stock on the second page. The holes give it an interesting texture. Try this in your next project!
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Perfect Day for Turkey

In 2008 we spent Thanksgiving at my mom's house in Tahoe and Joseph had a blast cooking with my mom. He also had a great time playing on the stairs and saying "I SEE YOU" peeking through the banister. I love the way this paper has such a light feel with the fall colors. It reminds me of my wedding colors.
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Private Journaling

Don't avoid journaling about your photos in your layouts because you don't want people to read your inner most thoughts. You can safely tuck journal cards away out of sight and bring them out later in your own time to look back on your thoughts. On this page, I have tucked away a card that pulls out at the bottom. It has some personal thoughts on my five year anniversary, and the few months that followed. The thoughts are there for me in the future when I want to look back on them but I can share the album with anyone and they'd never know the writing was there unless I told them.
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I've been rushing through a bit trying to get pages cranked out. This was a page I started using scraps from another layout in the Animal Cookies collection of papers.
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Quick Card

I think I ordered this set of stamps on accident somehow!! But I enjoyed using it to make this simple card.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Top Stitch Layout

Happy New Year! and it has been happy because I've gotten two layouts done this week and with CTMH's newest papers, they are beautiful and easy to do with the helpful workshop guides. I am loving this paper and the way it goes with Amanda's photos from May 2009 when she was 11 months old.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Masculine Card

This card is NOT one of my creations but I got it in a card swap where I made ten of the same card, swapped with a group of ladies, and got ten different cards back. I used this card for my brother who turned 40 yesterday and I was so surprised that he REALLY liked it! I took a photo of it so I could remember what it looked like!
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Felicity is Fabulous

Felicity is still available through the end of January. Join me this week for Scrapbooking night. Contact me for details for our next get together and how you can get this amazing kit.
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