I'm very excited to tell you that I have been chosen as one of the semifinalists for "Heartfelt Creations" design team call and I'd like to share the three projects that I sent in with my application to Heartfelt Creations. The design team process is a little different....the semi-finalists have been chosen, but they are counting on people to vote for the finalists. You must choose at least 5 of your favorites, and when you do, you are entered to win a $50 Heartfelt Creations Gift Certificate!
This first layout is a few photos I took of my grandchildren while we were camping with our friends. Mikayla and Scott were watching our friends playing Mexican golf and I happened to glance over at them and they were standing there and Mikayla had her arms wrapped around Scott and he was holding onto her arms - they just looked so cute. Of course the minute they realized I was taking their picture they started acting all goofy, but that was okay I managed to get this one shot of them anyway, lol. So I hope that when they are young adults they'll be happy that I did get this photo of them. I used the Swirlydoos "Mon Doux" scrap kit for this layout. I did some distressing on the different papers and some fussy cutting of some of the papers, I was quite happy with the way it turned out.
This next layout is of my granddaughter taken in the late spring this year. She just started high school this September so this photo means a lot to me as she's just become a teenager but she is still my sweet little grand baby - I can hear her now groaning "Oh Gramma, I'm not a baby anymore!". I used the Websters "Hollywood Vogue" collection for this layout. I did some fussy cutting of some of the papers for this layout - I just love doing fussy cutting with Websters papers, they are all so pretty! I also did some handmade embellishments and flowers for the layout - I used a scallop punch in different sizes to put one of the ladies head silhouette's on which I used in the top right corner and made the two flowers which I used a bit of puffy paint on them. So here is how my layout turned out!
The last thing I wanted to share with you is an altered tissue box I did using Graphic 45's new "Song Bird" collection. I picked up this plain wooden tissue box at one of our local Dollar stores for $2.00 - don't you just love dollar store bargains? I love these papers - if I could I'd wall paper my bedroom with this paper, lol. I made all my own flowers for this project - I added stickles to some of the tiny rose buds and then puffy paint to some of the larger ones. I just think that the puffy paint adds a little something to the flowers. I also made the little fan that I have on the side with the flourish. I painted the flourish with some Tim Holtz distress crackle paint "Picket Fence". The two corner resin pieces are from Recollections and the pearl flourishes are actually one from Prima that I cut into two pieces, and the pearls all around the box are from a string of pearls I had in my stash. The pink butterfly is courtesy of Lisa at Swirlydoos, thanks Lisa! I added some glossy accents to it after cutting it out on the cardstock I printed it on to give it some depth.
I hope you all like these projects and maybe give me a vote over at Heartfelts blog here: Heartfelt Creations" I will be keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that I get chosen as one of the new design team members - have a great week!