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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Windy City, Chicago layout using MM Vintage Findings

Today I created a one page layout of my trip to Chicago with my male BFF
using the Making Memories Vintage Findings Collection that you can find
at Happy N Scrappin'
I used Adobe Photoshop to create my photo collage.  Using Clipping Masks I added our picture and pictures of the map, menu from the restaurant and the world's largest Ralph Lauren store that I downloaded from the RL Web site.  I printed as a one 8"x10" sheet of picture 8.5" x 11", trimmed it and adhered to my card stock.
Update: I forgot to add that my best friend Victor Torres (I call him Torres) is all about Ralph Lauren. I teased him about wanting to go to the Ralph Lauren restaurant on his 39th birthday. The joke was on me when he informed me that there was actually a Ralph Lauren restaurant in Chicago, so we celebrated his 40th the following year by traveling to Chicago and taking him to the restaurant.  The windy city was not windy at all, it was sunny and raining. We had lots of fun!  Love all the flowers and plants they have on the main road.
1-cut a 11.5" w x 2.75" h Map Findings pp map side.
2-stamped scene with embossing stamp pad.
3-used navy embossing powder.
4-heat embossed with heating tool.
5-cut 1.5" w x 8" h Map Findings pp polka dot side.
6-printed journaling on vellum and placed on top.
7-hand cut stamps from Stamp Book Findings pp.
8-cut 2 (pieces)1/16" strips of green card stock.
9-punched and cut a strip of Map Findings pp map side with EK stamp punch.
10-cut and punched 3" with EK scalloped punch.
11- cut with Cricut Destinations the "the windy city" using Gypsy.
12- cut "Chicago" with Cricut Paper Lace font and welded with Gypsy.
~Neither Cricut cuts had shadow, so I cut a .25" larger designs.
~Used Vintage Findings trims for tag and bottom of journal panel
~Machine stitched.
~Inked most items using Tim Holtz Faded Jeans distress ink

I am entering the Circle challenge of having at least 2 Cricut cuts and to Incorporate at least three of the following types of materials on your project. (Hardware items, stars, raw cardboard or chipboard, twine, string, paint, buttons, staples, or distressed edges)

Next week I will be designing with the newest My Mind's Eye Lush2 - Gorgeous!

You can now find Tim Holtz products!!!

Supplies I used that you can find at Happy N Scrappin' Store Online! All MM Vintage Finding is 25% off


Vintage Findings

Faded Jeans



Gem Pins

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