Friday, April 28, 2017

Forgotten layouts

Hello everyone,

I'm presenting some forgotten layouts, both made with the Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection. The first one was featured in Creating with Sketches by Kristine Davidson, volume 4. The cut file is available on her Etsy Store. The backing of the cut file was a bit labour intensive, but I really like the end result. The boys were photographed during a family photo shoot and we were lucky to get such smiles as they were quite busy exploring the beautiful park.

This one was created with the same collection- it's all about our hiking trip to a National Park close by. I just love those Adirondack chairs place in the perfect spot for a beautiful view. The boys have more and more endurance as their legs get longer and we are able to do more trails than we ever have. We love the trail with the falls and cute bridges everywhere!



This layout was made after Creative Scrappers owner Kristine Davidson made available a lovely printable on her Etsy shop. I was inspired to use tons of stamping and inking on the background, using some machine stitching to yield the background in. The photo was taken on the very last day of our camping trip in Maine. The cousins were having a good time around the fire pit. I cut apart the printable and pretty much stuck everything on! 

I'm in a summer mood- can't wait for sunshine!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A double pager!

This is a double layout I made mostly because I wanted to use every last delicious bit of this beautiful collection by Simple Stories. Our local orchard has a playwark, a pumpkin patch and some berry picking as well as the usual orchard full of apples. Fall is such a delicious time of year, with heavenly smells. I listed off our favourite things about October and Fall...

The left page is of DS#2 posing proudly in front of the pumpkins and tractor. We can take a tractor ride to the field to pick our very own pumpkins. The high bush blueberries are still being harvested at this time of year. 

The right page stars DS#1 and 3 posing in the fall decor.  We've listed our favourite fall activities on the journaling card, which includes picking apples and blueberries as well as pumpkins. We love to go hiking and Hallowe'en is always a highlight, of course.