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31 December 2011

What the heck?

Where on earth have I been? I know I'm in good company in not blogging much during the holidays, but I haven't blogged AT ALL in weeks! I've missed my bloggy friends!

I've been inspired by some year-in-review project posts, so I think I'll do one of those soon. (See here and here for some inspiring cards from my craft pals!). I have also been keeping up with my Big Fun Christmas journal (see here and here for its humble beginnings), and I'll get some photos of that soon to share. 

For now, though, will you settle for a layout? Thanks!

This photo is from the wedding (duh) of a couple of sweet kids. I can say that they're "kids" because one of them is my husband's former student! We've become pals in the intervening years, and were honored to attend their wedding. Don't you love this photo of them? They're so cute.

I made excellent use of my ever-expanding washi tape collection here, creating a shiny/patterned/textured background for my title and caption. The paper collection is My Mind's Eye's very pretty Love Me, part of my long-neglected December kit from Scrappy Chic.

I fussy-cut some banner flags from my extra paper, popped them up on foam, highlighted the hearts with stickles, and then "strung" some twine all over the place (it's glued down, which was easier to do than I thought it would be). I think the swirly lines break up all the straight lines from the tape. In my head, anyway. Wanna see a secret?

More photos! I had a handful of not-great shots that still helped tell the story of the night, so instead of featuring them, I created a little accordion fold right in the middle of the layout. I'll definitely try this trick again!

I had some leftovers, so I combined them with that pretty plaid pattern from the same collection for a quick card. The stamped twill started out white, but I inked it up with some Distress Stain (spun sugar, from my stocking!) before stamping and adhering it. Stamps are from this Studio Calico/Hero Arts set, also sourced from Scrappy Chic.

Local folks, have you been up to the store since their big expansion/re-organization? I love it! So spacious-feeling and much better-lit. Can't wait to get up there for a crop!

Well, it's good to be back. I hope you all have a very happy and crafty 2012! Happy New Year!


Laurie! said...

What a cool layout! I like how the photo pulls out to reveal more photos!

Sue Althouse said...

I have been to the store and it looks fantastic! Planning to get to the Grand Re-Opening Open House next Saturday, too! Great page, good to know twine isn't as hard to glue to a page as it looks!

Meg said...

Glad to see you back in the blogging business! This layout is so much fun--I'm in love with this paper line, too, and it is perfect for what looks like a very fun couple! Love the clever fold-out, too.

Happy 2012!

Lindsey said...

Happy New Year, Ang! Glad to see you back with a post. I love how there's a fold-out with more photos!
And thanks for the link-up to my blog!

Liz Michaud said...

Happy New Year! I too have not been blogging for a while. The holidays are just so crazy busy. My december kit is also sitting on my desk waiting for me. I havn't made a layout in a while so I need to get on it!

Love your layout... and the fold out is awesome! I might try and get over to the store this weekend for the party - will you be there??

Emily Leiphart said...

Oh so cute and romantic! How fun that they got married on your/my/our birthday!! Love the colours on the layout and the card. Welcome back to bloggyland! ;)