I am just back from the Close To My Heart annual convention for 2016, and I have so very much to share. So, first up is my layout contest entry. I designed a page that centered around a core memory, my husband's return home after a very long deployment to Iraq. We were supposed to create a layout around a core memory, like in the movie Inside Out. Deployment can bring you through all of those emotions that come into play in the movie, including sadness and joy just to name a few. Do you see the celebrate flip flap in the upper right corner? That contained our deployment story.
To complete my layout, I began with a pattern from the CTMH Magic pattern Book. It served as my jumping off point. As I mentioned before, I used the CTMH Magical paper packet, black cardstock for the circle overlay, and Red Glitter Paper for the streaming stars and the word "complete". The stamped words were all from stamps that can be earned by new CTMH consultants. All of my Cricut cuts were created with my beloved CTMH Artbooking cartridge, which can only be purchased through a consultant like me!
And that Celebrate overlay...that was a series of 3 - 3"x4" flip flaps layered together to hold my journaling.
I hope that you like my layout. It was fun to create using my Magic book and Artbooking cartridge. Although I did not win the contest, I am so very proud of how it turned out, and most of all that our journey was captured in the journaling for my children to look back on in the future.