Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Heartstrings Layout

Over the weekend, I carved out some official "me" time to play in my craft room. I had this idea to use non-romance theme photos on my layout. 
Paper: Heartstrings, Hollyhock CS, Whisper CS (CTMH)
Tools: Sanding Kit, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors (CTMH)
Other: Stuck On You Glitter Puffies, White Shimmer Trim, Heartstrings Complements (CTMH)

I was inspired by Close To My Heart's artwork design and decided not to switch it up much. Only change I think I really made was to leave off the badge buttons. In their place, I added some of the Stuck On You glitter puffies. Here's a little confession: The washi tape strips were lightly placed down because I wasn't sure I was truly committed to them (at first). The more I looked at them, the more I liked the whimsy of them. Trend or not, I think they are just right.

I lightly sanded the edges of my papers to help my photos pop. That typewriter sticker is so stinkin' cute, and it renewed my search for an uber fun vintage typewriter in seafoam green. But alas, I can't seem to make myself purchase the one I really want when it costs more than the computer I use. However, my husband is in on the search now...who knows? Maybe.... :)

Oh, something else I wanted to mention real quick. Photos: For the 6x8 size photo, I simply opened up Microsoft Word, inserted my picture, edited the photo size to 8" height, 6" width. Then, I went into printer options and changed my paper to HP Premium Plus Photo Paper. After making that change, it automatically adjusted my print option to "Best". Clicked print, and waited for my printer to do its magic. It's the easiest way I know to do it myself. I got lucky with my other photos because I could print them on 4x6 papers and trim them down to size. 

My latest style is CAS, meaning Clean and Simple. This fits well with this week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge. I love clean lines, and almost never ink distress white edges anymore. Hope you like my layout as much as I do. 

Have a great night!



  1. This layout is gorgeous! I love everything about it!

  2. Love a cas layout. So hard to do. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

  3. Such a great layout, I love how the pictures work with the colours of the layout. Really a great layout! Thanks for playing along with H2H!

    Brandi R.
    H2H DT member

  4. I like how you got a lot of pictures on the pages. Thanks for showing us how at Heart 2 Heart.

  5. This layout is so striking- the red photo mats help keep this CAS. Great job and thanks for sharing with us at H2H!