Thursday, July 15, 2010

Elementary sneaks


I guess I'm full of sneaks this week, but this time you get to see a whole layout!

Loving the new Elementary line. Even if you don't have a kiddo in school, the patterns and colors are so pretty and blend with practically any occasion.

For this layout, I took two photos of Natalee, one taken in October 2009, the other taken April 2010. Several months separated them, but one thing has remained constant: her voracious imagination!


On this layout, I used a stamp set we'll be releasing in just a couple of weeks at CHA and some of my favorite rub-ons EVER!!!! um....ledger stars......could life get any better?

And, just as a final note in case you have questions about the layout, I used the gothic arches border punch, the Slice with the basics cartridge (I've been using this font a lot, not only because I like it, but I'm too lazy to change the cartridge....), silver plated mist, and the American Crafts white gel pen. The paint around the edge of the photos is just your basic acrylic paint for $0.50, just go buy a bunch of colors and hopefully one will match. That's my strategy anyway.

For the first time ever, I printed my photos on metallic at mpix.com and I'm a HUGE fan. Especially for my black&white photos, the image just pops out at you. I had printed the same photo of Natalee at Sam's on regular matte finish and comparing the two side by side it's not even fair. I've also printed metallic at scrapbookpictures.com with similar success, but these photos are just absolutely gorgeous, so I had to comment.

12 comments:

sillypea said...

This is a totally must have line - the colors are fabulous!

Amy Coose said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! I love this new line, April. You have outdone yourself again. :)

ShellyJ said...

WOW! I think that about sums 'er up! I cannot wait to see the entire line ... CHA can't come soon enough.

K said...

This is beautiful! SC has hit it out of the park again!

Angela W said...

Beautiful layout, April! I have never heard of printing on metallic. I might have to try it!

Danielle said...

How CUTE! Love this page!!

Gracie said...

These are wonderful layouts April!
Thanks for bringing up the metallic prints-I love that kind of feedback on printing options for my photographs.

meganklauer said...

I'm in love with this new line & I totally agree...the metallic paper makes them look magical! I've never tried it on black & white. On my 2 do list now! Thank you!

Joanie said...

WOWZERS GIRL...you created a beauty with this new line! Love the colors! Gotta get me some!

Michelle Springer said...

I'm not usually a rub on fan, but these ones are to DIE for. The whole collection is absolutely fabulous. There is nothing in it that I don't want to get my paws on immediately. Great job!

Jenni said...

this line is fabulous, april! I love everything about it!! (ps i also use mpix!! amazing prints and FAST shipping/turn around time!)

Sasha "sweet thang" Holloway said...

Definitely in love with this new collection coming out. So much you can do with it ..

cannot wait and oh the white mist THANK YOU.

xoxo