I used Photoshop CS6 to create the first two layouts and the Project Life App to create the last two (which I have made smaller and put them side by side). The kits used in creating these layouts are: Project52, Kraft Edition, Plus One Mini Kit by Amy Tangerine, and Once Upon A Poppy by Sarah H. Graphics.
I created the above paper layout by following the steps from Wilna Furstenberg at Studiocalico.com. She used gel paint in her tutorial but I don’t have gel paint so I used what was available to me, which was, gel matte medium, and acrylic paints. The intricate die cut was created by Wilna as a freebie. I used the Silhouette Portrait to cut it out and then gently removed it from the mat with an exacto knife and a plastic scraper. It’s a little time consuming but it’s one gorgeous piece of die cut.
This layout was so much fun to make. I’ve never used paint on a scrapbook page like this so it was a really great learning experience.
She loves her EOS lipbalms. She doesn’t wear them…just likes the way they look and smell.
Thought about removing the little hairs in her face but decided not to. It makes her who she is.
Made a few Valentine cards to send to friends + other mailings, and a package for a swap. I’m really loving the Silhouette Portrait I received in a giveaway a year and a half ago. I’m surprised I’ve never really used it much for making cards. Actually, I haven’t used it as much as I’d like to. This year, I will tackle that goal. I’ve got a few ideas brewing. In the photo below, I added a little watercolor to the die cut envelope. Watercoloring is something I’ve tried my hands at here and there too with hopes to do more of it this year.
This was the most mail I’ve sent out in my life in one day. There were 8 items total! It feels great to give.