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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thinking Through Design- Calendars

Ok- I AM going to post my DT project on time this time! :) Today there's a new thought up at thinking*through*design. This thought is on using calendars on your layouts. I have a couple of packs of Jillibean Soup calendar spots and some Jenni Bowlin calendars I was thinking about using. It turned out that the brown Jenni Bowlin calendars matched my layout better than the green or black Jillibean Soup spots.
I started out my layout from scratch. I had NO idea how the layout was going to turn out. I used some Jillibean Soup Neapolitan Bisque paper that I LOVE. It helps to start out with products that you love. And it's always fun diggin' out the new goodies. This layout is totally ME!
The title was a bit of a... um... story. They were originally white corrugated letters from Pebbles Inc. and I thought they blended in too much with the patterns in the background. So, I outlined each letter with a Stampin' Up! marker ("Not Quite Navy") and I accidentally marked on one of the letters. SO, I just colored all the letters in with the brush end of the marker. And that was hard because the letters were already glued to the page and I had to *very carefully* color each letter in while they were still on the layout. It ended up okay though because I really like how the navy pops with the background. It's interesting how things turn out totally different than you anticipated! 

Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Jillibean Soup, Cosmo Cricket
White and Green Mists: Studio Calico
Letter Stickers: Pebbles Inc.
Stickers: Glitz Design, Sassafras
Chipboard Accents: American Crafts, $ Tree, Pebbles Inc.
Gemstones: The Paper Studio, K&Company
Washi Tape: Walmart, American Crafts
Buttons: American Crafts, my stash
Pens: Stampin' Up!
Other: Printed Popsicle Stick


Ashley Horton said...

Great title Heather and I love the striped green background paper!!

glorygirl said...

What a fun layout! I, too, am always amazed at how some layouts take on a life of their own...way different than what I imagine. Makes it even more fun to scrapbook. Love the colors you used here!

ELLEN said...

Great job Heather! I agree, having papers you love does help pull a layout together quickly!

Auntie Em said...

Fun LO! Isn't it great when something you think is a boo-boo turns out to be an awesome opportunity you didn't see coming? :)