Here to share with you this week's Ten Things challenge for Practical Scrappers. This week, we worked with vellum paper! What I love most about vellum is how pretty and elegant it can look. For this project, I decided to print my journaling on vellum paper. I've been playing around with my printer a lot lately and learning new things. (See, I have a simple HP printer I purchased at Big Lots for $40. It was only meant for simple, occasional printing, but I'm finding that I can do lots with it!)
I know printing on journaling my seem like a simple idea for the challenge this week (I mean, anyone can do that!) but I really wanted to share a simple solution for journaling. I really love how pretty the journaling is on my layout and really think it looks a lot better than handwritten journaling would look.
Can I admit a few things? First, this is my first 8 1/2 by 11 layout ever....I love it!!! For some reason, I am attracted to condensed spaces (which I think is why I love mini albums so much). I may end up creating a whole album of 8 1/2 by 11 layouts, but for now, this one is getting framed and hung in our apartment. It's a layout I dreamed up a long time ago and finally put onto paper. Second, those black letters were soooo tough to use. Like really tough. The glitter from these letters came off so easily and went everywhere. It stuck to my fingers, to the packaging, the desk, the garbage, the bunnies....EVERYWHERE. But, I wanted to use them soooo bad because I knew they would be perfect for my layout. And they were! After I placed them on my layout, I used a napkin to wipe away the excess glitter that remained on the photo. Take that glitter!
I hope you'll hop on over to the Practical Scrappers blog and check out the rest of the ideas for vellum.