9th Birthday

I know my blog was quite last week. My craft room was busy though! Here is one project I worked on. It is from my daughter’s 9th birthday. She chose a pool party for the 5th year!

When I started this page I knew I wanted to use the leftover paper umbrellas from the party on the page. I also wanted to incorporate those small photos. Those I took from a cheap under-water camera I picked up a couple of years ago while on vacation (for the pool portion of the party). I actually went to the store in search of real, live film. I haven’t done such a thing in years! The photos came back of poor quality, but it is a fun addition to the party layout.

Don’t be afraid to use less than perfect photos and those party decorations to bring some spark to your layouts!

cardstock: stash
pattern paper: Echo Park, scraps from stash
alpha: American crafts
stamps: Technique Tuesday
glue ink: Tsukineko
other: glitter, umbrellas
note: if you are worried about archival quality, be sure to spray the umbrellas with deacidification spray.

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