So I'll start with that!! The inspiration for the left side of this layout came from this post on Jeanette Lynton's blog. Really- it was that post that MADE me buy this cute stamp set called "Picture Perfect".
For some strange reason I thought I'd grabbed Taffy Cardstock.. so the "shoot" was stamped in Taffy- it was only after assembling everything that I realized the yellow color is Creme Brulee...oops- I am not sure why the photo of the right page makes the Creme Brulee look so much more yellow than the left page... I'll be changing the Creme Brulee tomorrow but I'm not yet sure to what because it appears that I do not have Taffy cardstock!!... The two missing photos are still in my frames- and the journaling is not completed- BUT- you get the idea. I designed the layout with professional photos in mind (obviously I knew which photos I'd planned to use since my colors are based on those HOWEVER- my club members can choose their accent color based on whichever photos they think they might use... so the Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Colors will stay and they can swap out the Ocean for something else) So all the sizes are based on sizes you can order through a photographer... one 8x10, one 5x7 , one 3.5x5 and 2 wallet sizes. However- you could easily swap the 8x10 for a 5x7 with an extra mat- or 2 cropped 4x6's.
If you don't have professional photos- it's pretty inexpensive to have a 5x7 or 8x10 printed of your favorite photos. Thinking outside of the box... this layout can also be used for non-people photos... I often take multiple photos of my gardens, wildlife etc that would also fit the "photo shoot" category!
Once I switch out the Creme Brulee cardstock I'll be adding a few brads and other embellishments to finish off the pages!
For my cardmakers... here's the 3rd card for class ( the "Play Date" stamp set has lots of fun images and they can choose which to use) I thought this card would make a great birthday card. I love the bright colors!! The stripe is from the new Tinkering paper pack and I paired it with Sunflower and Holiday Red Cardstocks... I stitched with my sewing machine on the girl card (and if I remember to pick up more white thread my customers are welcome to stitch theirs as well) and on the boy card I simply did some direct to paper edge distressing.
All coloring was with CTMH markers (Sunny Yellow, Honey, Desert Sand, Holiday Red, Dutch Blue, Vanilla Cream and Grey Flannel.)
This card is extremely simple, mostly because the other two club cards are more involved and one includes a stamped envelope- so I needed a quick and easy card to finish the set (although if they choose to stitch... there goes the quick and simple!)
For those that don't know- my sewing machine was broke for a LONG time... over a year! When my mom was here after Kaden's birth, I asked her to take a look at it- she fixed it in no time flat (um... i think i had it threaded wrong! how dumb is that?) so I blame the lack of practice for my stitching errors!!
Anyway- Hope you have a great weekend- I'll be finishing up some swaps that need to be mailed Monday- so I'll be posting those soon!!
If you live in the Kalamazoo, Battle Creek area of Michigan- you are welcome to attend either Saturday at 11am or Monday at 6:30pm. Post a comment with your e-mail and I'll get the info to you!!