I love the sound a camera makes when you take a photograph, especially my older cameras. You know, that “click” when you snap a picture. It’s one of my favorite sounds. In my older cameras there was also the sound of advancing the roll of film, too. Also fantastic. Can you tell I really like cameras and taking pictures?
I was so excited this month to see the special stamp set Close To My Heart designed for April. It’s called “Life In Pictures,” and it’s all about cameras, taking pictures, and capturing the moment. It’s fantastic. Check out all of these different types of cameras.
Now I can combine several things I enjoy into one fun project with cameras, pictures, and scrapbooking. I thought I would share my first project with you today.
A couple of weeks ago, I shared a post about making your own Background & Texture Paper with alphabet fonts. I often use that “planned random” technique with stamps to make unique papers for my paper crafting projects. When I saw all of these different cameras, I thought they would be perfect for a paper filled with nothing but cameras. So, I grabbed my “Life In Pictures” Stamp Set, My Acrylix Block, Black Ink, White Daisy Cardstock, and my VersaMat and got started stamping.
Great paper, right? I used four different camera designs to create this paper. It’s is quick and easy. Of course, the paper doesn’t have to be white. You could do the same thing on any color of paper to coordinate with the project you are working on.
In case you’ve never used one, I highly recommend using a VersaMat. This fantastic Close To My Heart tool has two different sides that are really helpful. One side is cushioned and perfect for stamping. The cushion makes it much easier to get clear, clean prints when you are stamping, especially with design images that are more solid. The other side has a self-healing, easy-to-read grid that makes a terrific work surface for putting project pieces together. The grid is wider than 12,” so working with a full 12″ x 12″ sheet of paper is no problem. It’s fabulous tool for crafting. You can find VersaMats when you shop on my website, or just click here.
So, once my paper was stamped it was time to plug it into a scrapbook page. I added Close To My Heart Cardstock in Black, Poppy, Canary, and Desert Sand. There is also a little strip of Crystal Blue Fundamental Papers with the loop texture. Here’s how the layout turned out.
Can you see all of the little details where I used other stamp images from the “Life In Pictures” Stamp Set? I used the frame stamp that looks like a Polaroid camera print to make photo mats and a journaling spot. I used a single camera stamped on Desert Sand Cardstock as an accent piece. I also used the word stamps, “Click!” “Snap!,” and “Click!” to add themed accent banners in the top left corner. How perfect is that? The words are just the way I describe my favorite sounds that cameras make. I love this stamp set.
Then came the photos and journaling to finish the story, and it looks like this.
There you have it. “Life in Pictuers” brought cameras and scrapbooking together for a page that truly makes me smile. This layout is filled with happy moments from a little photo shoot on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland with friends…and Mickey Mouse, of course.
On this particular day, I was blessed to celebrate my birthday with my daughter and special friends that I have known for years through being a Close To My Heart Consultant. I’m so thankful that I joined Close To My Heart nearly 23 years ago. My life is full of happy moments like these spent with amazing friends that I have because of Close To My Heart. Close To My Heart has become very much like family. Sounds like fun, right? Let me tell you, it really is.
The “Life In Pictures” Stamp Set is only available during the month of April.
You can order it for $17.95 or get it for only $5 with a $50 order.
You can get the stamp set at a discount and save over 70% when you combine it with an order that’s $50 or more. This is a great time to pick up some other things for your crafting resources like Adhesive, 3-D Foam Tape, Non-Stick Micro-Tip Scissors (Amazing!), or even a VersaMat. Then you can get your “Life In Pictures” stamp set for only $5.
You can place an order when you shop on my website,
or by contacting me directly at Michelle@SomethingAboutSharing.com.
By the way, if you might like to know more about how you could join my Close To My Heart Team, I would love to show you how. It’s easily one of the best choices I have ever made. I’d love to help you enjoy great crafting products, creative inspiration, and fantastic new friends as part of my Team. You can learn more about being a Close To My Heart Consultant on my website by clicking here, or you can just email me and we’ll chat.