Monday, January 23, 2012

Sunday Fun

I got a new book from Close To My Heart. 

I didn't need it but I'm like the Target lady on Saturday Night Live. When someone orders from me I impulsively up the order to two because I want what I see. It's NEVER disappointing. Now I own all of the CTMH books and I can't wait until a new one is introduced. 

I also have new CTMH paper because the 2012 Spring/Summer Idea Book goes "live" on February 1st. I pre-ordered every pack, because I just couldn't choose this time. So I snuck away with my new book, my new paper and a stack of old photos and got busy.  

Here's the design I used ... with a few moderations (I can never just follow the directions). I flipped one of the pages because my pictures said so. And I hid my journalling because I had too much to say. Imagine that. I also wanted to keep it simple so I didn't bring any stamps or embellishments with me. It's an ALL paper layout, which tends to be my "style" even though I love it when I take the time to add brads and buttons and ribbons and flowers and other miscellaneous doo dads.

Here's my version ... can you see the flip?
 Here are a few of the details close up ...

You'd have to read the hidden journalling to catch on that our new camera has "super powers". We were playing with the smile detector. It turns out that as long as you show teeth you're good.

AND ... when I looked at all of the scraps I couldn't help adding a card using the Operation Write Home Sketch Challenge (#105).  The zip strips off the end of the CTMH paper are perfect for this design. They were just sitting there after I removed them from my paper. Just like the page this cards is (almost) all paper.

Here's the original sketch ... remember how I don't do a good job of following directions?

as a scrapbooker this page layout is completely irritating to me. I'm not a computer genius so I have almost no control where the photos land on my blog. If anyone has any advice I'd love to hear it, but in the meantime you should know that I would make different choices with photos if I could.


  1. I knew I was going to love this paper!

  2. This is really great - someone will be thrilled to get this card!

  3. I love all things superhero! Would be an awesome Any Hero card! TFS!!!

  4. Shelly, this sketch card is awesome! I love it and some hero's child will love receiving it, I'm sure. Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!