I have been pretty busy busting out layouts since JG deployed. It has been two weeks and I am glad I have the distraction. I have been working on pages late at night after the girls have gone to bed and JG and I have finished up our Skype call or late morning while the girls play and watch some preschool shows on TV.
This layout is from the Sketchy Thursdays sketch for the September Guest Design Team spot. They mentioned doing a reading themed page and I knew immediately which pictures to use. Last year Club CK had a back to school challenge to take a photo of your kids with their favorite books or something back to school-ish. I stacked up their favorite books on the table and I got some great shots. I didn’t pose the girls…Aubrey is a ham!
Let’s talk page details! I am so pleased with the way this layout came together. Obviously the page sketch was fantastic and I all did was make it my own. I had picked up the Echo Park Little Girl digi paper pack from Jessica Sprague this week when it was featured on One Buck Wednesday. The colors are so cheery and I loooooove me some Echo Park. So I printed a couple pages onto cardstock and then punched out the circles and inked the edges pink. The flowers are made from pages in a book that I read and didn’t like! I cut the pages into 1 inch strips and then used a Fiskar’s border punch and made the scalloped edges. I also inked the edges and then folded them into a circle. Add a pretty circle center and you have easy flowers.
The quote was a long one and I had to mix colors because I didn’t have enough t’s and e’s to use just one color. I also had plans to stitch the words but that didn’t work out since I had limited space. So I layered the “read” and “learn” into a scrap of patterned paper, trimmed away the excess and outlined with a black pen.
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