Anything But a Card! Oh my.....cards are my thing!
And 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!