"Lost Lake" Fall 2007
We were invited on a hike with a family from church around Lost Lake. It was the perfect fall weekend! The background cardstock is khaki (unknown). The photo blocks are matted on black. I then took fall stickers and applied them to different layers of cardstock to make squares for the top border. I added some vellum fall leaf stickers to complete the top border. I hand cut a khaki tag and journaled on it, and then tied a natural fiber collection to the top. I added a few more fall leaves to balance out the page.
"Apple Orchard" Fall 2007
After hiking around Lost Lake (above), we stopped at the apple orchard. Unfortunately I finished this layout BEFORE I started recording papers, etc. The papers have all those colors preprinted on them. I just added the photos as they are except for the one with a torn yellow mat. (Everything else but the tags were printed on the paper!) I used photos of the apples and my tag maker to make the round apple tags. I put some natural colored fibers at the top.
"Finally Retired" Fall 2007. My Dad retired from First American Title after MANY years. These are pictures from his family retirement dinner. I used pinstriped paper to mimic a trendy dress shirt and then matted everything in light blue. I cut out the title "Finally Retired," the arrow and "Time to Hit the Road" with my Silhouette die cut machine. I pointed the arrow at my Dad to reinforce who was retiring.
"1st Grade" September 2007. My son Austin started first grade this year (2007) and I wanted to showcase some of his work. The nice thing about being so behind is you have all the stuff from the year to choose from! :) The 1st grade paper is printed as is, with a white bottom where I adhered the class picture. I then used a green "school themed" paper and mounted work, name tags and an award to it. Very easy, but cute!
"Pump It Up Fun!" Nov. 2007
I used striped background cardstock and yellow and blue cardstock. I grouped the photos and matted them in blue. But when I cut them out, I tried to cut them in the shape of a bouncy house (left) and the slide (right). I used the yellow paper for accents to the bouncy stuff. I used blue letter stickers for the title "Pump It Up Fun" and "Whee."
"The Great Pumpkin Search" October 2007
I had only one piece of this great Halloween paper with black glitter owls on it (Martha Stewart?). I cut it in half and then added black to the outside edges, to make two full 12x12 pages. I ran a "film strip" of photos down each side and then matted photos on black for the middle. I used black letter stickers for the title through the middle and the date at the bottom.
Halloween Trick Or Treating 2007
Once again, I had some old Halloween paper that I had never used so I decided to use it up! (I was on a kick of using things up!) I matted both kids individual costume pictures on yellow cardstock and placed them on the left page above the preprinted costume border. I then matted three pictures on yellow and placed them diagonally down the right hand page. I cut two yellow tags and journaled on each one. The pirate themed tag represented all the stuff about my son's Pirate Halloween costume. (Pirate stickers from Jollee's, I think). I then did the same thing for my daughter (the bumblebee) and then die cut a bumblebee with my Silhouette die cutter. I added fuzzy black fibers to the top of each tag. I love this page, although it's really busy!