Picture Perfect

Only two more weeks and no more alarm clock for the summer!  I even had my daughter up extra early this morning.  She and the wind ensemble from her school were headed to Philadelphia to play at the Kimmel Center.  I can’t wait to hear about the experience when she gets home.

If you know me, you know that no alarm clock means nothing — well not much.  I still wake up too early.  There’s just no Mambo helping me to get up.  I don’t fight it as the morning is usually my creative time and my time to get an uninterrupted start on the day.  I like this “me” time but, look forward to the household waking and sharing the day with me.

Once everyone was off and running for the day, I played with my Circle Card Thinlit.

Circle Card Thinlit Camera from theartfulinker.com


And I came up with this camera.  I had a few extra die cuts of the thinlit lying around.  You’d be surprised what inspiration will hit just by something sitting in your line of sight in an unexpected way.  Case in point — camera.

I made this one to resemble my trusty Kodak phd (push here dummy) camera.  I have to say though, the Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss make for a much prettier camera than my real life, washed out, pinky-purple version.

The Word Window punch was used to cut a piece of Smoky Slate into a button and Silver Glimmer paper into the flash bar.  The circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (retiring) was used to cut Blackberry Bliss for the view finder.Then there’s a strip of Moonlight designer series paper from a new paper stack.  LOVE the Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss together.

And because the corners on my real camera are rounded, I pulled out the new Project Life corner rounder.  It’s a champ! Punched through two layers of cardstock like a hot knife through butter.

Camera Lens from theartfulinker.com

Next, I pulled out my Circles Collection framelits and cut several rings from Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss.  The last circles of Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss were adhered together and then added to the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional. The lens opening was punched with the Ticket Duo punch and then fed into the punch again to create the smaller size.  Finally, there’s a diagonal line drawn with a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Write marker.

Inside of Circle Card Thinlit Camera from theartfulinker.com







Inside of the flip, I added more circles of Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss.  Then I created my sentiment piece using My Digital Studio and sized it to fit one of the circle framelits.


Now, I’m off to find an “ugly” baby picture..as in your mother dresses you funny.  It’s part of a class assignment for my daughter.

Three days until the 2014-2015 Catalog goes live. And two days until: the next Creation Station design team blog hop; #stampingsunday featuring Baby We’ve Grown.

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