Monday, April 19, 2010

10 Things I Love Layout

**My article for a review of EcoGreen Crafts is up at Craft Critique today!!** THERE IS ALSO A GIVEAWAY! EcoGreen Crafts is giving two of our readers 10 assorted colors of their Eco-Friendly Acrylic Paint! Leave a comment on the post at Craft Critique, and winners will be selected on Earth Day, April 21, 2010.

I recently reviewed the book 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges for Craft Critique. You can read my full review HERE!

In the article I talk about two challenges I did. I'll share the first one I did on Wednesday, but I wanted to show you the one I did for Challenge #26 - Incorporate product packaging on your layout.

I used this same photo in my article, but it shows my supplies out and ready. I used the teal cardboard piece the green Prima flower (from the April C2p kit now you know where that second flower went, ha!) came in for my packaging part of the challenge!

Here is the finished layout. You would never know that was product packaging would you?! I was so excited by it all, that now I'm going to be scrutinizing the packaging for things I buy to see if I can re-use it!

These were taken on Gwynie's 10th birthday last summer. It was also Father's Day that same day, haha! Since she was 10 I used some stickers and the journaling tag to highlight that. All the papers, the stickers, etc. are from Bo Bunny's Persuasion collection. The only extra things I added were the pewter heart brads, the pink corduroy button, staples, Prima flower, and the tag.

Here is a close up of the journaling tab along with the packaging. Pretty nifty right?

The journaling on the side reads:
I can't believe you are 10 years old today! It seems as if time is racing by, and I am desperately trying to hold on! You are such an incredible daughter and an amazing big sister to Brady. You fill our life with laughter and I love you more and more each day. June 21, 2009
BTW - This weekend was State Wrestling for Freestyle and Folkstyle. Brady placed in both styles, and in his first year! Out of all the kids there in his weight, in the state, he place 6th in Folkstyle, and 4th in Freestyle! We are proud parents right now but more importantly it was a blast for him, and now he's kinda bummed he has to wait until the Summer Games to compete again! ;)
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Della said...

Isn't it amazing the things you can reuse? That is such a good idea. Who would of thought!? Love the layout,pics and journaling!

Barb's Boys said...

Yes, there have been a few things I have purchased over the years that were packaged so cute I couldn't throw them away (in danger of becoming a hoarder-LOL)...what a great way to get some use out of them! Very cute, nice choices.