Monday, June 20, 2011

A Layout To Share

I miss posting my Weekend In Photos. But these days, we are unpacking and doing laundry every weekend. And while our unpacking is amazing and exciting, I don't think you want to see a play-by-play of it. Trust me on that. Hopefully, we'll be done with this mess soon. And get back to doing fun things.

Moving onto to scrappy stuff...

The July/August issue of Creating Keepsakes is out, and I have this layout in it:

As seen in the July/August 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher. (Click on layout for a bigger view.)
It's a little review of our trip to Corolla last summer. That is one place I'm going to really miss. The Outer Banks is a bit of a haul from the West Coast. And currently, we are pretty close to Hawaii. Also Baja! Hoping to visit both this summer.

Anyway. Layout. My assignment was to use these cool Maya Road transparencies. I actually broke out some paints to use on this. PAINTS! ME! Amazing! I know!

If you decide to do the same, here are a few tips. Paint with acrylic paint. Let it dry. Or if you are impatient like me, use a heat gun to dry it. Do keep a safe distance, or the transparency might melt. Not that I know from experience... Then punch. Initially I thought it would be better to punch first. But nope. Use a squeeze or thumb punch. Die cutting doesn't work really well.

That is my story for today, and I'm sticking to it.

Oh wait. One more thing: Craft Beach Retreat is now open for registration. There are only 24 spots, so crack-a-lack.


JennO June 20, 2011 at 7:15 AM  

Mmmm...that layout is like sunshine--made me feel some serious happy this morning! Would you stop selling me scrap supplies, please? :P

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