Hello everyone. Happy Independence Day! I know, I know... this is not a red, white, and blue project, but it is a new layout to share with you.
I had three photos of Bethany's birthday this year. Three kind-of not great photos.... Other than her smile is great in one of the photos, the color is off and the photos are grainy. But sometimes we have to use what we have and what I have are not great photos.
While at Scrapbook Creations last month, I found this cute paper and a package of acetate overlays and accent pieces that coordinated with the paper. I thought that perhaps the nice papers and accents could help me do something with the grainy and unfortunate colored photos.
Using my Silhouette Cameo I cut the background frame, above, and the word Beautiful. I added a coordinating rectangular mat and placed a 5 x 7 inch photo of Bethany and the word Beautiful on the matting. I then took the 4 x 6 inch acetate photo frame and offset it to frame Bethany's face. With a few embellies and a simple journal block, this became page one of a two page layout.
For page two, I cut this fun birthday cake title using my Cameo. I added shimmer pen to the word Birthday on the cake.
I used an embellished oversize mat for the left photo and a basic mat for the photo on the right. I completed this page by adding additional acetate embellies.
Sometimes it amazes me what we can do with not the best photos. I generally do scrap the unfortunate photos. Because honestly, I would rather have a record of the event even with not great photos than to have no documentation.
I told you that I would be sharing a few new Close To My Heart products for you as a sneak peek during the month of July. You are never going to believe the new product line we will be introducing on August 1st....
We are introducing a unique line of jewelry for you to craft. You purchase the base necklace, bracelet, right, or headband pieces and then you craft flowers and decorate your own items. I am explaining this poorly, but there are so many options with these products your will have a great time crafting new projects.
Remember this month only we are offering the fabulous Stamp of the Month - Sweet Life. I love this wonderful orchard themed stamp set. The fruit images are lovely and the sentiments are darling!
July Customer Special -
This month's customer special is a lot of fun! The Workshop on the Go Canvas art kit is 50% off this month only!
Get the discounted Workshops on the Go® canvas art kit in July—no qualifying purchase required! From July 1 to July 31 you can get this trendy kit to create your own canvas art to hang in your home, regularly priced at $39.95, now discounted to $19.95—more than 50% off! Take papercrafting to the next level with this adorable home décor piece that you can display for all to see.
Dates: Offer valid July 1–July 31, 2013.
And remember if you do not want to have to wait until August to purchase your new products, you can JOIN MY TEAM and become a CTMH Consultant. Two of the best things about being a CTMH consultant are: 1) we can purchase all new products a month before they go public and 2) we always get a discount on our purchases!!! Feel free to contact me if you would like more information about being a Close To My Heart Consultant.
I love this layout made with the New ARTBOOKING Cartridge!