The theme for this year's convention was Stars Shine Bright, so the album contest entry was to be your interpretation of the stars in your life........last year after I entered the album contest at Convention 2011 for CTMH and I took 3rd place and Consultant choice, I had this feeling deep inside me, I really did want to stop until I won the big prize from Corporate...... what the heck miracles do happen, right? So I tried again and this year to my surprise, I did IT! I still can't believe I won, it hits me in little spurts of joy!!! All the contest entries were all so amazing, I was really nervous. My roomie and best friend Tamytha Jenkins also entered the contest and placed in the top 10. Right after convention last year I started bugging her to enter, and she kept telling me she would think about it. Well, she decided to enter, she started her layouts on July 3rd! Yes, I said July 3rd....and she finished here entry on Wednesday, July 11th in our hotel room at Convention by pulling an all nighter. Click on the link by her name and check out her entry, its AMAZING!!!
Here I am with the Texas Tenors at the after party event!
And again with Monica, Christine and Brian from Corporate!
Here is page one of the first layout...for the next few days I will display my entry and share the techniques used.
We all start and end with FAMILY....and that's how I wanted to start my layout, as they are my unknown stars.....if it wasn't for them I wouldn't be who I am today. This is a picture of my great grandparents on my dad's side. Under the flip-flap is journaling of just how much of this world my grandmother "Edna" has seen.
This is page 2 of the layout. For the title of the layout I embossed black cardstock with clear emboss before cutting out the title on the CTMH Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.
The baby in this picture is my great grandmother Margaret Young. I just love how the photos have creases in them.
This is my mother's mom Clara Mae Runyan. This is actually a little flip album that folds outward.
And here is my my mom's dad.
I tucked a journaling tag behind his picture to tell a bit about his life. He was a clock maker at one point in his life, so I made this really cool pocket watch with the round foundry bookplates (now a retired product).
Here you can see the detail of the gold paint on the chicken wire.
Check back tomorrow for Layout 2