Monday, November 11, 2013

Real Life Story

'Real Life Story' is a very detailed set of pages from the Close To My Heart Album Retreat.  It took me a few hours to complete these, but I am very happy with the finished creation. 

All of the pages for the Album Retreat were designed by the CTMH Art Department and include multiple cuts from the Artbooking Cricut cartridge as well as papers from different CTMH kits with a mixture of embellishments and stamp sets.  Even though each page is very detailed, it was fun and challenging to create each of them.  Click on any of the photos for an enlarged view. 
Real Life Story
"Homework" for this set of pages suggested photos with reds, blues, greys to blend with the cardstock.  However, black & white was recommended and that is what I chose.    

Real Life Story (left page)
Preparation for these pages included quite a bit of stamping.  In fact, all five stamps from the Reel Life set were used along with four stamps from All the Details set.  Patterned papers from Sarita, Frosted, and Sparkle & Shine are combined with several colors of cardstock.    

Real Life Story (right page)
The journaling was completed as part of the "homework" assignment and printed on a Studio J 'No Limits' page.  It was nice to be able to format the journaling by specifying the font style, size, and color of the words.  Then it was simply cut from the 12"x12" print and adhered to the journaling spaces on the pages.  All of the photos for the Album Retreat project were also printed using Studio J so that they could be sized easily and then also cut from the 12"x12" print.        

Be sure to follow my blog to see all of the completed pages which I will be sharing throughout the month of November. 
All papers and stamps are from Close To My Heart (CTMH).
Sheila Bennett
Close To My Heart Independent Consultant
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  1. This is one of my favorite layouts! Love the busy look, but it's also perfectly balanced. CTMH art department rocks!


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