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Photo Focus Layout #5

Pulled my photo boxes out and with the thought of being able to cut into the new You Are Enough papers, I was looking for photos with jewel tones. Have you seen these papers yet? The shinny is rose gold!

For as lovely as these papers are, the photos I pulled from the box just fit so nicely with this old Jubilee paper workshop layout (LO) that I will continue to wait to cut into the You are Enough pack.

One of the “photos” was really just a print on plain paper, so I backed it with cardstock and was able to use it to show more of the people that shared the day with me.

Here is the video that includes my thought process in fitting older photos with empty layouts.

Happy Crafting.

Card Display Holder

Side (top) view

My husband found 3 old engineering textbooks as we unpacked more totes. He had been told at university that he would be referring to these books throughout his career and to not get rid of them. Fast forward 30 years and he has never use any of them. One had a beautiful green cover and so I decided it would make a lovely Christmas Card holder/display.

I dug through my old papers bins and found several Christmas themed papers. My embellishment totes yielded the poinsettias and all the leaves. It was fun creating some beautiful Christmas scenes.

One thing I learned was a 500+ page book takes a LONG time to fold all the pages. Once I started adding cards, I realized there are a LOT of spaces to place cards, so I was able to spread them out and this will be something that I can add to for several more years.

I stuck the cards in from both sides with the fronts of the cards facing towards the center. I look forward to seeing this out every year.

If you want to create a book display of your own, here is a video that shows you how.

Here is the original book display that I did for every day cards I’ve received. This also holds notes from my Granddad, my mother-in-law, old high school friends. It’s such a wonderful “happy place.”

Happy Crafting.

Senior Prom Photo Pair #4

I took a Craft with Heart LO kit from March 2020 and added lagoon cardstock to create this lovely layout. The photos are from my husband’s senior prom, and wanted to focus on the people. The flash really washed out the images, so I wanted all the embellishments and matting to highlight the photos.

Photo Pairing #3

As some of you might know, I have found 1000s of photos and hundreds of blank layouts as we unpack and settle into our home. I’m trying to pair the photos with the layouts in an effort to get them into albums that everyone can enjoy.

These photos (all 3 of them) are from my husband’s high school senior trip. He really likes the layout.

Happy Crafting!

Cards from Scraps

I was certain that I had a craft desk in my studio. If you walked into my room, you needed to look closely to see glimpses of the top. In an effort to dust off my crafting mojo and find the top of my desk, I created some cards.

Here is the Process Video if you want more information.

Hope you find some time to craft!