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Hunting Layout | 11/24

Today I'm sharing another hunting layout. This one was inspired by a different piece of pattern paper, but I made this one from papers I've been using for these layouts. I love how it turned out.

The photo was simple and I wanted the background to be the star. I love how it turned out. I love the labels at the corners. I used this digital set from Kellie Stamps and just coloured them in shades of brown, green, and grey.

I used my sewing machine to stitch the edges of each paper layer down. It took some time, but I love the texture it adds. I love the texture combinations of the different papers. Some are smooth, but the patterns add the appearance of different texture.

Thanks for coming by to see this spread. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Hunting Layout 10/24

Hooray another hunting layout. I'm sure you're all tired of seeing them, but I have this desire to share my work here whether or not it fits into the mold that has been created. I love making pretty layouts, but I also feel that it's important to tell as many stories as you can, even if it's just a bunch of photos telling the stories.

This layout uses a cut file from one of the very early rounds of Paiges Pages over at Big Picture Classes. I used the extra pieces for a the last couple of layouts as well. Here I just cut some random scraps to fit into the open sections and layered a few of the white pieces to create white on white dimension.

Here you can see some of the texture the corrugated and white pieces add to the layout. I also stamped the date into the lines. I don't have a specific date but the month is more than enough.

Thanks for coming to see this layout. Have a wonderful day!


Hunting Layout 9/24

Today I'm sharing the second half of the two page spread I shared last week (here). I've arranged them to show that the pattern matches regardless of which page is on the left and which is on the right.

This side of the layout has a slightly wonkier flow to the pattern. It wasn't until I got to the second page that I thought maybe it would be a good idea to use a ruler to make everything straight, but even so some of the spacing between white pieces is seriously off.

I added more leaves and the same date stamp to this layout. I love that they just add a little something extra to the layout.

Thank you for coming over here to check out this page in all of it's imperfect-ness. One thing I love about scrapbooking is that I'm the only one who cares about the flaws. Everyone else just looks at each of the design elements and how the things I used worked together. They don't necessarily see the pencil lines I forgot to erase, or the crooked paper strips or the rough cutting around the leaves. Have a great weekend.


Hunting Layout 8/24

Today's hunting layout is part one of a two page set. Today I'm sharing the piece on the left, but next week I show that the pages can be placed in either order and still fit together.

The background for this layout uses more pieces from the last hunting layout I shared (just the little pieces) and I created a scattered herringbone pattern with them. It's not perfect, but you get the pattern idea. We have a similar pattern on our bedroom wall with vinyl.

I added a few little leaves and a non-specific date stamp.

Thanks for coming by to see this layout. I hope you have a wonderful day. On Wednesday next week I'll be sharing the other half of the two page layout.


Project Life | Week 23

Today I'm sharing week 23. I can't believe how much of my stash I'm making my way through. When I keep items on my desk I tend to use them more. Like that June wood veneer. This week I have 2 double page spreads because my sister graduated so I documented a spread of my week and a spread with photos from her graduation.

Left side; planning, sunshine, trip to the greenhouse, Supernatural, rain, Gracie being adorable (as always).

Right side; a layout, another book, a dead bird, a new solar light, wedding invitation, and planning for next week.

Graduation insert; I continued the blue/grey/black theme into this section of the spread. I love that it keeps things cohesive.

Left side; I stamped the date along the line of the t, added some stars and a chipboard banner. I pulled some chipboard pieces from various story kits and used cards from my stash. I chose some of my favourite photos, including that hilarious face swap of my sister and her boyfriend.

Right side; I journaled a little about the events of the day and made sure to include photos that included me. It was a great day, and while sometimes I look at these photos and see nothing but flaws in how I look, I embraced my One Little Word (brave) and got in front of the camera to be a part of these photos with my people.

Thanks for coming by to see this spread. At some point a scrapbook of photos for my sister will be made. She asked, of course I want to do it for her. Have a wonderful day!