Saturday, August 9, 2014

Vacation Time!

It is vacation time for me (yes, again!  Retirement is wonderful!).  So I will be back in a couple weeks with a ton of pictures to scrap and I will be sharing with you!  Talk to you soon!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Confetti Wishes

Today is the reveal day for the new Annual Inspirations idea book and catalog and I think that Confetti Wishes is the perfect paper packet to celebrate!  For those of you that have have been following me, you know that I am plodding along with my attempts to finish scrapbooks for my grown children.  The pictures from so long ago have been scanned from slides or not so great photos.  However, with the gorgeous papers and embellishments from Close to My Heart, even poor quality photos can be part of a stunning layout. Take a look at this one:

I have used the Confetti Wishes packet (X7189B) which features two of the new colors in the palette, Thistle and Canary.  The photo misrepresents the Thistle as it is more red-purple.  However the Canary is pretty is a brighter yellow with a really pleasant softness to it.  The design credit goes to  I cut the circles at 2" with the Art Philosophy cartridge and the white circles at.2.2".  After layering them, they were cut in half and used as the border.  Finally, the puppy, etc. were stamped with a new stamp set, Puppy Party (B 1464).  The puppy and birthday hat were fussy cut and layered.  I added color to the eyes and the collar with our new Shinhan alcohol based markers. 

I am happy to be joining a very talented group of Close to My Heart consultants on a New Product Blog Hop.  Please take time to see what they have done and then offer your comments.  We all love a virtual pat on the back now and then!