(There's still time to enter our random drawing for one of each new Mini Deck. See yesterday's post for details.)
Make and Takes collated √
Crafter's Home Presentation finessed √
Eyebrows waxed √
New shoes... well three out of four isn't bad right?!?!
I just couldn't find anything that I liked. It's all good though, except that my current shoes are a bit too high to be comfy and being 5' 10" in bare feet, posing for photos with most of you is best done in flats. Oh well, I just hope you'll understand if the photo of us shows your smiling face next to one of my "girls" while my head is cropped out of the frame.
On another note, as I was creating projects for the CHA booth, I realized just how far I've come since we started Cosmo Cricket six and a half years ago. I remember my very first layout. It was quite rumply because I had used Elmer's glue to stick things down. I didn't even know a tape runner existed!
Looking at my current work, I am amazed at how much I have learned. It occured to me that there are beginners out there, that trends change and that crafters come up with new tricks all the time. So, I hope these little graphics illustrating some of the tricks I've learned over the years help the beginners and spark the seasoned paper crafter's creativity too.
Other tips for this layout:
I used two Gluber strips, one for the twisted part and also one for the other half that contains the few pleats. They are great for holding down ribbon!
Leaving a white border on your photos will help them stand out against patterned backgrounds.
I made this page for a friend and so the journaling is left blank. I have been doing this a lot lately and I like that they can add their memories in their own handwriting.
You can finish your seams by pulling the threads to the backside of your project and taping them down, or like in this layout, just cut them a little long and add a dot of clear drying glue to the starting and stopping points.