Friday, March 29, 2013

Social {Media} Butteflies Blog Hop- Glitz Designs

Good morning!  To all of you hoping over from Jen's site, welcome!  I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the amazing creations from these great ladies!!!!

This month the Social [Media] Butterflies are featuring Glitz Design, and are so excited and happy to be included in the Uncharted Waters inspiration week. If you haven't checked out their blog, make sure you look at it now--

The Uncharted Waters collection is so beautiful and amazing.  I was a little intimidated to use it.  However, once I sat down with a photo and started placing the papers together, it was amazing how fast everything came together!  This line is simply gorgeous, and it all coordinated perfectly!!!

As any of you who know me know, I have a one-track mind.  When I knew the name of the line was Uncharted Waters, all I could think to use were photos of beaches or pools or anything with water.  I was stuck trying to find good shots.  As I was going through some old photos of our honeymoon in Jamaica, I found this one of Kevin and me in 'our hammock'.  It was a little shaded hammock in the back corner of our resort which we sat in all the time.  I figured it was perfect choice! 

However, I wanted the photo to have a weathered, older look.  In serching for some photo tips on making a photo look old, I stumbled across Pixl-o-matic which allowed me to take a photo and add all kinds of effects!  It was perfect!  (I'm in love with that site, by the way!)  Check it out!

Anyway, after I had the photo the way I wanted it, I sat down to create my layout, and it just fell together!



 (Supplies used: Cardstock: Paper Studio; Pattern Paper: Glitz Designs; Washi: Target; Mister: Studio Calico; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico, Sequins: Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby; Tim Holtz' Tiny Attacher)

I hope you enjoyed this month's blog hop!  Start at Glitz's blog to see everyone's creations!  I'm the last stop, so hop over to Social Media Butterflies' site if you got lost!

Thank you, Glitz Designs for the wonderful supplies!  I had a blast working with them!