The One with the Chris & Paige Layout

Monday, March 16, 2009

This week's challenge at work was to use a product or two that we were not comfortable with. I immediately thought of pens. A very talented scrapper who is fiercely amazing with color, pens and journaling is Cheryl Manz. I was totally inspired by her when making this layout. First I combined 42 close-up pictures of me and Chris into one photo and printed it. Then I chose a background color of cardstock - this color green isn't my favorite, in fact you can say it makes me uncomfortable, but I decided to use it anyways. And I'm glad I did! Then I found a bunch of two-colored patterned papers and stitched them to the top and bottom edges. Instant pop of color! I added the title using a mixture of white Thickers. Next came journaling. Colored pens didn't show up so well on the green cardstock, so I chose a plain black Memory Marker instead. I guess I didn't really overcome my fear of colored pens. (Oh, but don't worry, our next project at work involves a plethora of colored Slick Writers, so I WILL get over my phobia.) I went around and around the photo giving a short summary of each picture. Then, in Cheryl Manz style, I filled in all of the holes with a white Ultimate Gel Pen. I stitched on a few buttons and then called it done.

This was last week's project: a card. Pretty simple, but I didn't have much time. The only cards I ever really send are Thank You cards, so that's what I made.


  1. I love the card, Pailge! I especially like the little houses! And you and Chris are the cutest couple EVER!

  2. LOVE the layout Paige!!! Okay, just noticed on your blog that you and Chris got married on May 8 - yay! So did we (in 1999).

  3. LOVE that layout and card, girlie!
    LOVE the look of your blog, too! ;)
    Happy St. Patrick's Day to ya! Hugs!


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