I have a grab bag of layouts to share today - a couple from Felicity Jane kits, and a couple from Ali Edwards' Story Kits. I'll begin with Felicity Jane...
I like making banners to add to pages and on this first layout I added a twist by using the banners vertically. The Felicity Jane Sophie kit included some cute pennants, which sparked that banner idea:
I've been holding on to that quote at the top of my journaling since last summer - I saw it on a sign for a nursery and thought it perfectly expressed how I feel about my garden. I printed photos of some of my flowers and punched them into circles using a circle punch. I then sewed them together, mixing in tags, tickets and pennants from the kit. I embellished with stamps and puffy shapes, then fussy-cut a few florals that I added around my journaling.
I am so ready to get back outside to dig in the dirt!
Speaking of getting outside, I've been trying to take my daily walks outside this winter (unless we're getting a blizzard!) and that's the subject of my next page, made with the Felicity Jane London kit.
I pulled the pink, gray and black pieces from the kit and paired them with a photo taken on one of our warm-weather February days.
I used three strips of washi tape to make a home for my photo mat. I stamped my title and adhered a little ombre-ish (I think I'm making up words!) chipboard pennant banner underneath.
The kit's stamps were a nice match for my page subject so I added a few to the top of the page.
My next layout has no photos and was inspired by the Ali Edwards Numbers Story Kit. I think it's important to capture little details, with or without photos, to have a record of things that were a part of our regular everyday life. So I captured five things that were a part of my life last month:
I stamped the wide border on the left of the page using the numbers story stamp.
The final page is about my daughters and their connection as sisters and I used Ali's Bond Story Kit to make it.
The embossed hearts were my favorite part of the kit and I couldn't resist using all of them, along with some photos, to make two banners on my page (see, I told you I've been making lots of banners lately).
I used the story stamps on the hearts and in a few other places on my page. The title pairs some white letter stickers with an acrylic word.
So that's what I've been up to lately - how about you?