Sunday, October 18, 2015

Hello Summer Fun

Hi, all! This layout is from our annual camping trip with an organization that Andrew belongs to for work. It's a very family oriented industry and we've been doing this camp out for years!

This year I was in charge of the kid events and I snapped this pic of my sweet heathens after the sno-cones came out. I knew that the Poolside line from Crate paper would be perfect for it! 

I'd won these papers and embellishments in an online contest from Crate Paper and was soooo excited about it!

The colors are right up my alley and the gold is my kind of gold, not too yellow, not too shiny! Just glittery perfection!

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

First Egg

Yep, another layout about my chickens. :) We've got ten and I just adore them! This layout was one of those layouts where I took what was on my desk and scrapped with it. 

I spread the journaling out over a few pink rimmed labels. 

I added heart stickers and enamel dots among the journaling to create a flow of embellishment along the right side of the layout.

I also added a few stickers along the right side of the photo to continue that line.

I loved how quickly this layout came about. 

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Chicken Coop

This layout honestly came together because I wanted to use that feather background paper. I just loved it and wanted to be sure that it didn't become one of those papers I hoarded and never used. Because, we all have those papers and then they become papers we don't love instead of layouts.

Since we acquired ten chickens this spring, the logical topic for my layout with a feather background was them. More specifically their coop. 

There were a few different aspects of the coop and it's building that I wanted to cover but they really didn't flow well together so I broke up my journaling into three different areas. 

I really liked this technique and will be using it again. It would have required a lot more space for me to segue into each different topic of the coop and it's building if I'd tried to keep all the journaling together. I tend to get wordy when I'm covering all the bases of a topic. I want it to flow naturally and make sense and all it does is turn into a lot of rambling and the main points get a bit lost and overwhelmed. (Like I'm doing now.)

Most of the products on this page were fairly new, or at least new to me. Except for the chicken that I used for the first word of the title, that's an oldie from Cosmo Cricket. I love that it's a hen, or looks like a hen. Most chicken stuff is roosters and I only have hens! It's another reason why I like feathers so much right now and wanted to use this paper. :)