Thursday, March 22, 2012

Against the Grain

As you can see in the previous post, I just celebrated my 29th birthday! My best friend, Candice, of over 15 years, came to visit me from California. We had such a blast together! Thanks to my grandparents and all my friends here, I had a really special [4 day] birthday weekend!! On Sunday, the day after my actual birthday, we did a little best friend photo shoot where I live using my tripod. :) I used some of my favorite photos from that shoot in this layout.

This layout is all about layers and color! I stamped using the Against the Grain background stamp by Sweet Stamp Shop using two pigment inks and embossed it with clear powder. The pink tag was created using the Letterpress Combo Kit from Paper Source (love!!!!). I hand cut the butterflies from a 12x12 and embellished the layout using various tidbits from my drawers: ribbon, crepe paper strips, buttons, washi tape, paper and felt flowers, rhinestones, and brads (fasteners). Lastly I titled the page "best friends" and wrote the date using a Quickie Glue Pen and embossed it with blue powder then outlined it with a clear glitter pen.

This week you can get your Against the Grain stamp set here for only $8!!!

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  1. Aren't best friends wonderful? I don't know what I would do without mine. Beautiful layout - I love all the little details!


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