Monday, May 23, 2011

ABC Challenge on Heart2Heart

Anything But a Card!  Oh my.....cards are my thingAnd for this week's Heart2Heart Challenge we are asked to do anything but... this is honestly my hardest challenge.  And of course, being a procrastinator at heart, here I am leaving for the long weekend in less than 12 hours, and I'm trying to come up with a fabulous project?  After tossing ideas around in my head for the last few days, I finally came up with the idea to do a layout (duh, that I can do!).  My current favourite kit is the May promo "You & Me", which I'm going to run out of way too soon... but it didn't work perfectly with the pictures I wanted to use.  So... I pulled out the tulip b&t papers from Sweetheart, and used the stamps, chipboard shapes and layout from the You & Me kit, and this is what I came up with:
It's midnight, and I'm snapping photos without ideal lighting, so please forgive me for the blurry photos.  When I return from our time away, I'll see if I can do better!  One thing that I really wanted to show everyone, is how easy it is to change and reuse the wonderful layout designs that CTMH provides in their promos, Workshops on the Go, and layout books like Reflections.  You just have to change the papers & inks, and in my case the photos were a little different, but you can make the layouts work for your photos.  Here are a few shots of each page, and close ups of the design elements:

Patterned paper is Sweetheart; Cardstock is Tulip, Black, White Daisy & Grey Wool; Stamp sets are Universal Backgrounds, You & Me & Stitched Together; Ribbon is Wings level 2 assortment & Black Mini-Medley; Black Liquorice Opaque Pearls; Red Sparkles - all CTMH.

I will add a little journaling around the outside of the photos, just like the You & Me flyer... when I return next week.  We would love to have you join us over at the Heart2Heart Challenges blog, and you can link up anything you like (except a card!).  We do ask that you use mostly Close To My Heart products, and if you do sneak some contra in there, just list it, so that we know what it is!  You have until the end of the month to play, and you could be chosen as one of our monthly Top Ten, or maybe you'll win one of the prizes donated by our sponsors.  Check out the H2H blog to see what the other designers have come up with!

6 comments:

Jessica said...

Karen this is beautiful, love how you mixed your kits.

Lorrinda said...

Isn't it funny how we leave stuff till the last minute? I'm always amazed at the creativity that happens at midnight! This is a great layout, and I love how you mixed the kits, great compliment to the photos! Hope you enjoyed your long weekend:)

Debbie Carriere said...

Karen, this is great!! Love that you used a different paper with the same layout :) Hope you had a great long weekend - signed a fellow procrastinator :)

Haley D. said...

Great way to show how to "stretch a sketch!" I love your color combo and the pieces of the You & Me kit.

Elizabeth said...

I love this kit as well! There is so much you can do with it. This turned out great and you can't even tell it was "last minute"!

Melanie said...

Great layout! Love the embelishments.

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