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Are you also a fan of Three Paper Peonies (Jaime Choi)? I looooooove her works. I wish she has more free time so we can see her new designs more often. LOL! She is now giving away a new paper pack called Warm Woolen Mittens for the holidays. Go check out her blog right now and be merry. :)
There is also a challenge going on there. Jaime shared a classically beautiful Adored paper pack with us and asked us to create a layout focused on our loved ones. Here's what I made for the challenge:
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Credits: All papers and flower from ADORE paper pack by Three Paper Peonies
Brad from Lamonade IttyBitty kit by Three Paper Peonies
Word art and layered frame template by Pom's Breathing Room
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In the layout above I used the cut-and-insert frame technique that was originally planned for blog and web use. I thought it should be fun to have a frame style that plays with shadows to make it look like you have to cut the web background, insert a picture through the slits to who-knows-where behind the screen and back again. Then it dawned on me that this should be useful for scrapbooking as well. So I turned the idea into a 300dpi layered frame set of three that looks like this:
(Tips on using the frames for scrapbooking: Decide where you want to put the photo first. Link all the layers given -- frame, shadow, photo -- then drag them to the spot. Select only the frame layer then use it as clipping mask to copy the background paper. Paste the copied part as a new layer on top, it would blend in with the rest of your paper, like in my layout above. Don't forget to adjust the shadow layer's opacity to your liking as well.)
This will be the exclusive gift that I have long promised to my first blog 'followers': Lisa, Heather, Mörjike, Angie, PaMam, and Suzy. And, yes, you'll have it as (gasp!) a CU product! :) Please write to me < bkkpom at gmail dot com > as soon as you can (preferrably within a week) so I can send you the download link.
Of course, the rest of you also get to play with it. Here is a layered frame plus one word art freebie for you (PU/S4H/S4O -- though not CU, sorry.) You may click on the image to download from 4shared or here if you prefer mediafire, and take a few seconds to leave me some love here please?
Wait, that's not all!! I'm in the mood for a RAK!!
If you want the whole Simply Secured frame set plus CU right just like my first followers, you still have a chance. Just make a layout that has one of the freebies I have shared here so far in it (your choice -- choose any of them.) When you're finished, post it in your blog or a gallery with the usual credits (a link there would be much appreciated) then come back and leave the link to the layout in the comment. I'll randomly choose one (or two -- if there are many people playing with me) to get this gift on Christmas day. So please be back here before that. :)
Ooh, I can't wait to see what you can do with my stuff. Please don't let me wait in vain, will ya?