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.