April 28, 2009

Celebrate with new Creative Imaginations Paper and other goodies!

This year, we had 2 "big" birthdays in our family. My son happily turned 13 in February, and I gloomily turned 40 last September. The new Birthday papers from Creative Imaginiations were just what I needed to perk up my attitude and make me want to scrapbook the very few photos from my birthday. How can you not "get happy" with these spiral polka-dots?

I added to the mix Creative Cafe flowers in both felt and chip board, more Creative Cafe with a tag and word stickers, and lots of strategically placed lime green stickles!

Again, I used the "scraps" after making the layouts, but my favorite new embellishment is this adorable "pom-pom" ribbon from the store....they have it in many colors!

I really wanted the circles to convey a major sentiment on this layout by using both the paper and the chip board and emphasizing this design element. I was having a "Circle of Life" moment as I did these two pages (read...tear and sniffle here).
The Technique Tuesday (Fundamentals) chip board is amazing to work with (trust me, you'll love it). Big brads, colored in holes, holes with stickles all help bring out the "circle of life" vibe as well. I also tried to strategically use the paper to emphasize that Spencer turned 13 with paper-covered chipboard arrows and the journaling.

Enjoy...both the birthdays of those you love...and this new paper line!

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AngMomof3 said...

Dots and circles... circles and dots. I just love them! You incorporated all the color and shapes so well.

Thanks for using Technique Tuesday products-- I've never used any and am now inspired! Lovely work, Anita!

Heather said...

I'm also interested in the Technique Tuesday chipboard. Ali used an awesome border a while back for a layout of her daughter, and I didn't know PP had them in. Awesome!

I love the circles too, and love the Stickles even more. ;-)

Wendy said...

I don't think anyone would guess that you are 40--you are so energetic and simply beautiful.

Deb said...

Oh my, oh my, young lady, that does look fun! (thats how old ladies talk I am 45 this year...or is it 46, 43? 29? Oh heck, I can't remember!) But I still can recognize a fun clever lay-out when I see one. It really does look fun. I love the papers and the way you organized a lot of details without over doing it, that takes talent! You are a lovely young 40! Deb.

London Tierney said...

I love the circles...I am always a fan of that motif. It can convey so much! You are too cute. I like the colors and the strong presence of red throughout each layout and card.