Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Little Blast from the Past

The past Idea Book, that is!

With the arrival of the new Idea Book last month, I figured it would be good to use up some of my retired paper packs to make room for the new ones!  Conveniently, I had two projects that were perfect for the papers I wanted to use.  Usually it works the other way around!

First up was a wedding gift I made for some friends.  I'm fighting the urge to point out its many imperfections here.  Let's just say I know a few things I'll do differently next time I use this layout!

Before sending it to them, I framed it in a white shadowbox type frame in keeping with the beachy theme.  Footloose, from the Spring/Summer Idea Book, was perfect for this project because these two were set up with one another by relatives.  They lived hundreds of miles apart, so it was a long distance relationship at first.  When they did finally get to meet, they went on a beach vacation and totally hit it off.  Now they're happily married.  I adore a good love story!

Next up was a birthday card for a loved one who just happens to be an artist, writer and letterer of comic books.  Of course, Superhero was a natural choice!  I'm sure to him it was cheesy, but I hope he liked it anyway.

On to the new stuff!  And I'm already thinking about Christmas cards, who's with me?!