My assignment for Heart 2 Heart Challenges this week is to create a page around the theme “Workin’ 9 to 5”. I turned to some of the hardest working, most versatile products Close To My Heart sells.
One is the Cherish how-to book that has templates for scrapbook pages and two others are the new Artistry and Artiste exclusive Cricut cartridges. Also at work on the page are FIVE different alphabet stamp sets and Flip Flaps, which let me put more than two pictures on the left-hand page (that’s why my daughter’s photo looks crooked — it’s in a protective pouch and not lined up right.)
Urban — a brand-new paper collection coming Sept. 1 — has the perfect colors to match photos of my husband and daughter on “Take Your Child to Work Day” — Champagne, Peacock (new), Sapphire (new), Saffron (new), Saddle, Slate and Whisper. My husband is a copier repairman so the schematic print and the ink-splotchy print matched the theme and the gears from Artiste worked perfectly as embellishments. He also uses his phone to communicate with customers and the rest of his team; the cell phone is cut using Artistry.
The Rise ‘n Shine pattern from Cherish helped me show a lot of the patterned papers and get several photos on the layout. There are 8 books in the how-to program that have ideas and cutting guides for scrapbook layouts and cards. They are useful anytime but especially when you want to get a lot of photos on a layout or you’re pressed for time. And they’re versatile — I turned the right-hand page 90 degrees to fit the orientation of the photos my daughter took (all horizontal.)
I was about to stamp the last two words on the title when I realized I had missed using an excellent title: Copy Girl would’ve been a better choice. But I was “all in” with this one so I kept it. Maybe I’ll remake it later. “Take Your” is in the new Typography alphabet stamp set and the ’12 is in Jennifer’s Hand — you’ll be able to purchase both Sept. 1. “Daughter” and “Day” are stamped with the Handwritten Print set. “To” is in Keyboard Uppercase. “Work” is stamped using Marquee Uppercase. Be judicious when mixing fonts. I have only one “curly” or italic looking font — Handwritten Print (well, I suppose Jennifer’s Hand could be considered in the same style but the 12 is so small it hardly counts) — paired with other blocky fonts.
I think all of these elements work together.
Now head over to Heart 2 Heart and see how others interpreted the theme of work. Then show us what you’ve got by linking up at Heart 2 Heart Challenges — but hurry — this one closes Aug. 31.