Hi all – I’m coming along steadily with my goal of 55  $55 orders by June 30th.  I have the little thermometer on my sidebar if you want to watch it rise each day.  Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has already placed and order and to those that are planning to place orders in the coming days.  I’m getting more excited with every email and order that comes in!

Here is a quick post for you today – another scrapbook layout that I made last month – this one was based on a layout in the last catalog – I think the picture in the catalog was an 8-1/2 x 11 layout and I modified it to be a 2-page 12×12 layout.

The Designer paper is now retired but you could use whatever paper that you have and create this same layout.  I just cut it into pieces most are 3×3 and a few are 3×2.  The background is Basic Gray and then the designer paper is attached to Crumb Cake.  I added Pool Party accents on either side.  The title is also in Crumb Cake so it is very subtle.  I popped up the heart with Dimensionals.  Some other options would be to make the title in one of the other colors or pop it up off the page, even just sponging the edges or outlining them would make the title stand out more.  I did distress the top and bottom edge of all the Designer Paper pieces using the Distress Tool – which also retired – darn it.  But you can use your paper snips and get a similar effect or even your finger nail (maybe not if you just had a manicure – that would get messed up).

I’m anxiously awaiting a call from Stampin’ Up! this week too – I submitted for the Artisan Design Team and they are supposed to be calling all the finalists this week – I hope I receive a call.  I wonder how many submissions they received?

Talk to you later…