Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CTMH Convention Contest Layout

Each year, at CTMH Convention, there is a layout contest.  The theme of this year's convention and contest was "Who Tells Your Story?".  I struggle with this open ended contest each year.  You see, I would consider myself a clean scrapper.  What I mean by that is I like order to my pages.  You won't catch me doing lots of mixed media.  It's just not my thing.  I almost think this is a disadvantage when it comes to this contest.  Mixing up squares from many different paper packs is just about how far I will go, and that is what I did here.


The title of the page is "the AUTHOR".  
The text around the page goes on to say "I not only tell my story but I carefully craft it.  Much like all of the different pieces of paper on this page create a beautiful tapestry every person and experience in my life join together to create the symphony that is the story of my life."  

I cut these words around the perimeter of my page by using my Cricut and the font from the CTMH Artistry cartridge.  I backed the words with the now sold out Sea Glass Glitter Paper, a favorite of mine.  I also used it to mat my photo with.  The daisies were cut from the CTMH Flower Market cartridge.  (You may remember my Crazy Daisy Cards also made with the same flower.)  The title was cut with the same font and I used Gold Glitter Paper for some contrast and to pull in the gold polka dot squares from our Uptown Fundamentals paper line.  Additionally, I used papers from the Little Dreamer, Prickly Pear and Whimsy Fundamentals paper suites.  Don't be afraid to expand your crafting by coloring within the proverbial lines.  Mix up your CTMH paper packs to expand your horizon.

I didn't end up being one of the contest winners this year either.  I must admit that I am a little bummed, because, who wouldn't want a bag full of brand new CTMH products, right?  However, I don't consider myself a loser either.  After all, I am thrilled with the way this layout turned out.  We so rarely scrapbook ourselves, much less appear in a whole layout!  And those words couldn't be any truer...I do craft my own story to tell!!!  

Who tells your story???


11 comments:

  1. I truly love this layout you created, and what you are sharing with us! You are so amazingly talented!! It's definitely a winner!!!

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    1. Thank you! I really wanted the prize bag lol!!!

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  2. You, and your layout, are truly beautiful. This page deserves to be framed and hung in your craft area to remind you of the kaleidoscope of colors and experiences that make you, you. Nicely done!

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words Ellen! I think I just might frame this one, I like that suggestion.

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  3. Stunning. I love your mix of papers, textures and colour. I also love how you cut the wording around the edge. I need try this. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you Allison. It took a bit of math to figure how to place the words correctly. I think I typed it all out and adjusted the size to somewhere in the 40" range, so it would fit when broken up.

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  4. What a great idea. One more to add to my list. I think you did a fabulous job.

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    1. Thank you Linda! Will you create a layout for "Who Tells Your Story"? I would love for our entire team to participate!

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  5. I loved seeing your layout at Convention! Such a great page!

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    1. I am tickled that you remember seeing it! Thank you.

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