eWoo hoo! Super excited today, as it is a first Crafty Secrets challenge with all the members of our new Design Team! I cant wait to see what everyone has created for this challenge! (ok.. I've seen sneak peeks of some of them already, and I can tell you... you are in for a treat. Be sure to pop around to all their blogs to see :) I have all their names at the end of this post.. so all you have to do is click on their name and it will take you directly to their blog.
I created a couple of things for this challenge. Here is a layout I did using some of the paper from the new CD. (more about the CD below). The photo is of my husband and siblings with their dad. (Dan is the little guy on his dads lap with his sister).
The journaling is one the tag ..tucked inside. I had to write on the tag in the journaling about how he thought he had handful with 5 kids..but little did he know when this photos was taken...but there was one more on the way :) I know Dan misses his dad very much. He was a good man. Found Childhood memories for sure.
and one more project...
Here is a little album using Papers and elements from the new
"Creating with Vintage Patterns". You will be able to see the different ways this CD can be used during this challenge. Some of the girls will use it as I did, by printing off the papers and elements and creating a project just as I would when using any papers, journal notes, images, ect.. Other girls will do their entire layout or card digitally. Some.. hybrid.. a little combo of both. There are so many possibilities.
There are so many gorgeous papers on there, I have a hard time choosing which to use. ahhh But I knew what colors I was originally thinking of using, after gathering my photos for the album... so...
I started picking. I had no problem finding papers that went together really well, and fit my color combo choices. The paper I used for the cover almost makes me swoooon! LOVE IT!
( the album is from Tattered Angels)
and the Glimmer Mist colors I used were... Wheat Beer and SWAK
I haven't been able to get good natural light for photos all week.. because of the darn clouds.. these will have to do.
There are alot of pages in this album and I actually DID finish them all, believe it or not. I'd drown you in photos if I shared them all.. lol, so I'm sharing a few that really show off the papers and added elements the best.
The darling little frame and tag below are elements on the CD, and that scalloped stitching is the edge of one of the papers on the CD.
The corner piece of paper is also one of the elements, as well as a full size sheet of that same print.
Addy was feeling pretty special in her dress. She was cracking me up.. dancing around out in the grass. She used to be so shy and quiet... now she is coming out of her shell ...and chatting and dancing for anyone who will watch and listen. So cute. These photos where taken at Easter. Addy is my brother Rays Granddaughter. And he pretty much adores her :)
I'll be sharing more projects with papers from this CD this week, so I hope you'll stop back.
Now, here are the links to the blogs so that you can see what the other girls on the team have created .
Crafty Secrets Design Team
Vicki Chrisman Team Leader (you are here :)
Fauve van Maanen
Victoria Warren Mears
Heartwarming Vintage Blog
Have a GREAT day!