Good Morning! It's Mary-Ann with you here today on the blog with 2 layouts featuring the Let's Party collection.
As we celebrate my boy's 11th birthday, I realize that I never documented last year's party! When seeing this photo, it is hard for me to see how much he has grown in the last year. He is now as tall as I am, which isn't saying much! WHAT!
NOTE: That cow. I just had to. Isn't he adorable?
For this layout, I focused on using the 3 x 4 cards from the SN@P! Pack. I aligned them across my page to highlight the photo in the center. When picking through, I chose the lighter colored papers. Ones that would help enhance the photos and help the balloon clump pop. I would have loved about three more clumps of balloons. It is bright and beautiful.
You can see from this close up that I added the chipboard balloons to the top of the coordinating colored balloon and added a cute brad to the green one. Go back and take a look at the entire layout, doesn't the cluster just pop off the page?
The Pocket Pieces are perfect for documenting any age. The package contained two of each number so I could coordinate my colors. I could even document a photo of my Great Grandmother who lived to 107! True story!
If you were blessed with a girl, you are certainly not going to be left out. You could change the boy out for the girl and still create the same page! Adding the ice-cream to the the boy just added dimension.
Ever have an idea in your head for a layout and the photos don't allow you to do exactly what you want? Well, that happened to me on this layout. I wanted to use a standard shape balloon but my photos were too wide for that. So I opened the balloon file in my Silhouette, and stretched it out of proportion to create funky balloons that would work with my idea (see tip below on how I did it).
I layered and layered. Combining Chipboard, Bits and Pieces, enamels and brads all together to create my adapted idea.
Take a look at the crazy background at the bowling center. Perfect for party photos and perfect colors for this Let's Party Collection!
TIP for creating the balloons - Upload your photos on a separate page in your Silhouette Cameo. Copy the balloon file and place it over your photo. Stretch the balloon and manipulate your photo so they will work together. Then remove the balloon from the top of the photo. Cut that exact balloon, print that exact photo. Place the cut balloon on top of the printed photo. Trace with a pencil and cut the picture with scissors and you have your photo in the shape of a balloon!
Thank you stopping by today to see my colorful layouts. I hope you will give shaped photos a try!