Thursday, August 16, 2012

New Layout Time!

Today's my birthday.  No, don't get excited.  I'm not.  I'm just... older.  I am excited that I had the day off of work.  What did I do to celebrate?  I slept until 10am.  I went to Paper Crown.  Bought a couple pages of classy papers.  Bought some new tape.  Bought some new letter stickers.  I came home and MADE A LAYOUT!

I don't know if I'm too happy about it- but I'm happy enough...  There was a change of title/theme ideas halfway through.  There was a tried title placement accident/ordeal which caused quite a panic.  I calmed myself down, 'fixed' the mistake and kept moving.

I took the photo at the production meeting on 5AUG, when the actors and designers met to sign their contracts - that's what led to the title.  There is so much 'business' in show business!   The title is also inspired by a line from the show we met to sign contracts for:  "...the very business we call SHOW!"

I used a few different lines of papers-  Crate, Tim Holtz, Authenqique, BasicGrey.  There's some 7gypsies paper tape, some unknown washi- when I thought a touch of bright color would be nice, a clock rub-on from KaiserCraft, some Distress Ink rubbed thru some mesh tape and three different kinds of alpha stickers- the brown ones are Glitz, the cursive are Authentique and the big black ones are some 'Black on Kraft' stickers from Colorbok.  I know, I make a few jokes about Colorbok being the lonely kid at the prom.  But every once in awhile, they have something semi-nice, like these letters.

I love the look of date stamps.  I don't know what the hell I'm doing wrong, tho- I have the hardest time trying to use them.  That's why they're always stamped onto something else THEN added to my layout.  It takes me about twenty tries to get a usable date stamped...

Another angle.  I like the 'Documented' card that I cut from a larger piece of Crate's somethin'er nuffin set- can't remember.  Portrait?  Hell, I don't know.

Well, that's it for NEW LAYOUT EXCITEMENT!

Am I partying tonight, to celebrate my birthday?  No.  Because I promised Miss Tanya that I'll be sober, clean, dressed and ready to go at 8AM, tomorrow morning.  Why?  Cause we'll be picking up Darla and heading to TULSA, for the Creating Keepsake scrapbook convention!  Whooo!  If you're there, keep an eye out for us- I'm sure it won't be hard to find me in a crowd of ladies.  I probably won't shave.



  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Eat cake, it's the law :)

    ps great LO!

  2. What a great way to celebrate your birthday; a roadtrip to a scrapping and stamping convention! Enjoy.

  3. Happy Birthday, again, Kory!! Love the new layout! Great layering and mixing of papers/textures/colors! Have a great time tomorrow!


  4. Happy Birthday!! Layout looks wonderful!!!!

  5. Happy Birthday Kory, hope you have a blast at the convention, definitely an awersome layout love all the components!

    -Frank :)

  6. Happy Birthday! Have fun at the convention.

  7. That is quite a promise! Would love to be a fly on the wall at the conference! Have a blast! Show all here please when you get home, would love to see what you do. Also take some BTS pics of the event to show thinks I'm asking too much, but hey, you don't ask, you don't get...

  8. Oh have fun, fun, fun! We'll miss you on sb but come back with loads to tell us. And photos? Pretty please?
    Rosey (RedSquirrel) x

  9. Fantastic LO Kory, I love those muted colours and the designer collage of papers around the BW photo. Delightfully arty. The stapled dated strips are a wonderful small and perfect detail. As for Birthdays, it's good to hear someone else treats them like me haha. I like a few cards to put on the shelf and that's about all the fuss I want before I turn into a grumpy (older) git lol. Enjoy the conference. I'm green with envy. And I'm not sure that "not shaving" will necessarily make you stand out from the crowd haha. Pxx

  10. loving your work as always ...
    happy birthday for 16th
    ... and today is MY birthday!!!
    but i think i have a good head start on you!! [im 55!]
    x tony

  11. WOO HOO! Love the layout, and I'll see you in a few hours for CKC TULSA!!! :D

  12. You are so funny. Happy Birthday! Hope you have fun at CKU! And love the texture of this layout...that photo is perfect. I can't date stamp well either ;)