Hey there -
Yep, here I am, using my fantastic supplies from AmberInk to make a pretty little layout! Who says stamps and paper are just for cards? Not me!
Take a peek (sorry about the huge photo...too many details get lost otherwise):
First off, I have to give major credit to my fellow Torchbearer Julie for making an awesome card from iPaper printed on kraft -- what a genius idea! So...I copied it :) I printed a full 8.5x11 sheet of pretty blue Snowflake Lace iPaper on some PTI kraft cardstock, which makes a lovely heavyweight base for a layout.
I also printed the tag image from You're the Perfect Package, which makes a great spot for journalling! I inked it up with some distress ink and hit it with some glimmer mist before coloring the little gifty.
Can we talk about that photo for a sec? Isn't it beautiful? I noticed this view while I was lifting weights at the gym on Sunday, of all things. I used my favorite photo toy to take it: Hipstamatic (an app for the iPhone 4) -- it takes crisp, perfect digital images...and grunges them up so they look old and awesome. Yes, I see the irony. No, I don't care -- the photos are awesome!
K, back to the layout. How about a detail?:
I finally gave in to the doily craze that's sweeping the paper nation -- mine is glimmer misted and topped with my title and photo and ribbons and all that good stuff.
Another detail, you say? Why not:
Some scraps of ribbon, plus a new SU! goodie (available in the occasions mini out next month). I also used eyelets on this layout -- yet another old supply made new again. They're backed with a bit more of the velvet ribbon. Here, you can also see that iPaper -- it really makes this whole layout work.
And since you can't see it super-well in the layout photo, here it is in person (added the text in Picnik -- the rest is unaltered):
Hope you are warm and cozy, wherever you may be.