Hello Everyone, it's Piroska here today with my latest post for Clique International. I am pretty behind in my family album, but I don't give up! It's so good to see what happened to us in a booklet!
I use a Storyline Chapters insert by Heidi Swapp for documenting our everyday life. The dotted insert in the Explore & Learn Kit - Storyline Chapters Starter Kit is plain, but I make lines to it with a ruler to get the design as the calendar inserts. January-March is documented that way but I wanted to document our trip in the Spring break in a usual TN format because I had way too many photos! ;-) I love that this insert gives me the opportunity to do so.
For this spread I used the Sunkissed by Cocoa Vanilla Studio Sampler Kit. First I cut the rainbow paper stipe from the Fun in the Sun patterned paper, which I cut in half and glued on the upper side.
I cut the title from the Good Vibrations Paper, which I slightly rotated to get the same look as the stripes in the paper stipe were diagonal. I used the Lora Bailora Abril Alphabeth die set to cut the letters.
I cut the Trangles Stacked cut file of CUT to YOU from AC precision white cardstock and backed the with the ombre papers from the Sunkissed collection which you can find in the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
I placed my photos and started to embellish the pages. I used some die cuts and phrase stickers from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit, and some clear stickers from the Modern Documenter Sunkissed by Cocoa Vanilla Studio kit.
Finally I added my journaling. I really love how it looks, this collection is so good for documenting fun days.
Go and grab it from the Clique International shop while supplies last! ;-)
Hello Lovelies! It's Theresa here with a pocket page layout for you, using the November 2018 Seneca Falls kit! This kit was filled with Amy Tangerine goodies and her products always inspire me to use them in my pocket pages. Today I am working in my 2013 album and have created a layout for Week 15. Take a look!
Our stories for that week included the bombing at the Boston Marathon, my husband having to take a trip there for a client, and lots of t-ball with the kiddos.
I am loving the gold cut apart sheet, so I used that for my date card. The black alphabet set contrasts beautifully against the gold. There were also some fun icons in that alphabet, so I used some of the arrows to embellish a bit.
It seems hard to believe the Boston bombing was five years ago. At the time my husband had several clients and technicians who lived and worked there, and he was called up to travel there the day after the bombing. We live in NC, so fairly distant, but felt the impact of that tragedy even here, of course. We took the approach that he should go and support his clients and technicians in any way possible, without fear, and that is what he did. He took photos while he was there, which I am so thankful for.
I don't always add current events to my pocket page layouts, but this one impacted us in a way, and I am glad to include it. I took the Boston Strong logo from Google photos and included it as a tribute to what happened, and layered it very simply using some of the die cut ephemera pieces.
We were so happy to have him return home safely. I have also used some of the exclusive designs on my layout, including the 3x4 cards designed by Gia Lau! My second page is all about t-ball.
At the time both Nick and Natalie were taking t-ball at our local YMCA, and, well, Natalie has some stories to tell from her experiences. Because of my own schedule I wasn't able to attend all her games and practices, so I represented her time on the team here. I also told the story of how she showed herself quite the temperamental firecracker: she threw temper tantrums and during one of them she threw another kids' helmet! Ah, team sports are great learning experiences, aren't they?
I have used the gold cut apart sheet once again on this side, to tie that element in. I also used my circle and hexagon punches to add layering pieces. Notice how on the top photo I punched the hexagon and it cut a portion of the design off, so I added puffy hearts to cover that up.
I also repeated the black and white elements on this side by using a bit more of the days of the week strip and the All About It journaling spot. So many fun elements in this layout!
Thank you for joining me today! See you again soon!