I’m Published!

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I was so excited to find out a layout I poured my heart into was chosen by Canadian Scrapbooker for their most recent issue.  I submitted it just hours before the call closed.  I really wanted to share it with you because it is one of those layouts I just love.  It makes me smile when I look at it.  Do you have projects like that?  I hope so.  It’s what really makes the act of creating extra special.  Here is my layout:

Then and Now layout by Krista Ritskes

Do you see why it’s so special to me?  It celebrates the relationship I have with my twin brother.  We’ve always been close, right from the get go.  In fact, I only remember a time during Grade 11 that we really didn’t get along so much.  I snuck that photo of us at 5 years old away from my mom. Then I scanned it and did a bit of colour correction before printing it off again.  The top photo on the “Then” side was taken at a Winter banquet while I was in University and the bottom photo on that side was taken a couple of years ago.  My brother is an important person in my life and I love that this craft, my job even, allows me to celebrate that.  (Love ya, freak.  😉 )

You’ll find this layout on page 45 of the Fall 2015 issue.  Everything I used, except the canvas border, is from Close To My Heart.  That border is from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Now, go!  Gather some photos that span the years of a special relationship and celebrate it!

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