Well November 4th is my 5 year anniversary with Close to my Heart.. They sent me this sterling silver charm for my charm bracelet. I love this company.. I haev meet some great women and been inspired by so many. Hopefully I too have inspired some. Here is to 5 years and many more to come hopefully.
My October club spread is not the traditional halloween one that most people would expect. I try to use the STOM in every club layout I do, and October's happens to be a Christmas stamp set. I just came up with this one using October's and the Consultant B&T pack. The left side of the layout is Front & Center - Space flipped from Reflections page 69 and the right side Quartet-Offset page 112. I don't have it completed just yet.. I like to add a title but it is good for now to share.
We have finally come to the last post I have for my Paris Scrapbook. It has taken more time to post these spread out over 2 weeks or so then it did for me to create the album. Can you believe that? It is true. I am an addict and I wanted my book completed as quickly as possible so I did it in about 4 or 5 days.
These pages are some of my favorite memories pictures I have from the trip. The first layout I created at a CTMH album retreat last year so that was easy to put pictures on.
This page below is just a level 1 layout.. I did not do much too. I added a title, embellishment and some journalling. This layout below are two of my absolute favorite pictures of the last sunset in Paris for us. It truly was so it was fitting to end the book with these pictures. The paper is something I got from Making Memories I believe. I really didn't have to do much I think the pictures talked for themselves. Thanks for viewing I hope you enjoyed the layouts.
Now to the resons that we went to Paris. Like I have previously posted my host sister from when I was an exchange student in 1997 got married. I was only an exchange student for 8 weeks but my "sister" and I have kept in contact and have now visited eachother 3 times since then. I decided since this was the focal point of our trip to Paris that this event should be in different paper than the travel paper. Not to mention a wedding just doesn't seem to fit travel paper.
This is were the reception was held. I was about an hour into the french countryside at a great little chaetue called La Butte Ronde. I turned the following pictures into black and white for two reasons. One I dont' normally print in B&W and I thought it would be fun. Two the pics were various colors with disco lights going that I wanted make them have some kind of semblance. Finally since the whole wedding was in Versailles or the vicinty that of. I grouped our trip to the Palace in the wedding set. The pictures of on this page I love. I got a bit creative with the angles in the garden.
Here are some of my favorite layouts. The first are views from the top of the top of the Eiffle tower. I even made my Fabebook Profile Pic the bottom left photo. We went to the Eiffle Tower with our tour group and got to go to the second level. Then we paid the extra 5Euros each to go to the top. It was pretty neat to go up and see the city from an entirely different view. Here is another layout that I loved. I guess I love these pages since they showcase Paris. The various buildings and their rich history and stories behind them all were pretty neat to see and hear. We heard a lot about the city on a boat tour we took on the Seine River. That was totally worth it. The title is done in chip board and I used a lot of Flip Flaps from CTMH on this layout. I don't know if you can see the circle embellishment on the right surrounded by little brads but it is highlighting th word Paris in this great travel paper that CTMH used to sell. That way my title says Buildings of Paris. The bridge layout was one that definitely took me out of my element. I see designs like this in Creating Keepsakes and I always thought they looked nice. So I decided to try. I think it turned out pretty good. The title is cut from the cricut and I found information on some of the famous bridges that cross over the Seine River. I like this page for its variety in the book.
These layouts are some more I came up with using Cherish and Imagine.. which for me is a lifesavor with scrapbooking. The Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysees. The Arc is at the head of the famous street Champs Elysees where all the major stores are. Love it.