Saturday, February 1, 2014

Back into layouts

After almost a month of nothing but card making it is time to get back to work on Kaela’s 9th grade album.  I am scheduled for a craft fair in April and I want to have this album done by then so I can use it as a demo.

I am going to show you this first layout only to point out the fact that even a full time scrapper can get rusty.  This one is not my best but it was the first layout that I have done in a while.



Now as you can see there is no journaling on these pages.  I was not there and the kid will not tell me what went on so it is what it is.  I know it was “A blast Mom” but that is it.   I used the flip side of the Tommy papers (retired) and some shimmer trim. The stamped images did not show up very well.



This is where the fun starts.  This layout is using the Scholastic papers (retired) and some of the embellies I have been buying and saving since Kaela was in Elementary  school.  Smile  I also found a company several years ago that created and sold custom high school papers and had them make up a couple of batches of Allen High School logo papers and embellies in the school colors.   We knew we were going to be here in Allen for the rest of time so I had no problem ordering these supplies and storing them away.  I am so glad I did!   Even though I am using contraband materials I love how I can integrate CTMH products for cute pages that are still one of a kind.



Ok these are my favorite so far.  I am using the For Always papers along with hand stitching.  The letters are from that high school hope box again.   A little black shimmer trim and what a layout. 



These are Kaela’s favorite pages so far.  Laughing Lola was the perfect papers for these art pages.   Kaela said this layout looks like her.  That is a compliment! 

Then there is the layout that is taking all day to do.  The hand stitching on this layout was much more intense than it looks!

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Again I will be combining CTMH products along with product from the high school box.  I will post finished photos as soon as I am done.  

I am happy that my layout are getting better and better each time I start a new one.

  Practice makes perfect.

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