First of all, if you're looking for my Holiday journal, click HERE.
Secondly, I'd like to share a card I made this week, with some tips on how to re-create it. Here is the card:
First off, create the base of the card as desired with cardstock and patterned paper. To make the "happy birthday" circle text in Microsoft word, you'll need to go to Insert->Word Art. Select a style for the words (I selected style 2 - you can change the shape later), then you'll need to write your sentiment and choose the font and the font size. Remember to repeat the sentiment multiple times without pressing RETURN (I did 5 five times). My font size was about 18 pt, but customize it as you choose. Press okay when done. Then go up to WordArt Format options and select Change Shape, select Circle. Now adjust the size of the circle by either dragging the bounding box or by manually entering the size, about 3.5"x3.5" for this card. Now print out onto cardstock and cut out with a circle cutter or scissors. Layer with other circles and scalloped circles. Add stitching if desired. Find some patterned paper with candles and cutout (mine is Scenic Route). Adhere with pop-dots, embellish with rhinestones, ribbon and a brad. And there you have it, a unique card for someone special!
Finally, I just got word that one of my layouts was selected for the SNR(Scrapbook News&Review) online magazine. The issue will be coming out June 20th on their website. Woo-hoo!