Here you see my somewhat tidy desk, with the papers laid out for my next layout. I rediscovered those markers and pens in that little basket yesterday while searching for something else. I am afraid that they’ve been neglected so long, that the lime green one is the only one that still works. At least it goes with the papers I have there. If you want to see close-ups of those sketches - they are from Write-Click-Scrapbook.
What you also see there next to my current audiobook is my May blog calendar, which thanks to some batch photo shooting and blog post writing yesterday is in very good shape before Mother’s Day. To the right of those papers, there is a little traveler's notebook refill that I made from scraps of another layout. I used some old Franklin Planner refill paper for the inside, cutting down the lined sheets from 8.5 x 11 to 3.5 x 5 (folded) , and recycling the offcuts. That’s 23 year old paper I used – half my children aren’t even that old, for heaven’s sake. And I was lucky enough to have the perfect chipboard stickers in my May 2016 counterfeit kit for the cover.
Speaking of kits, here’s the shot of the desk by the window – a bit tidier than when you last saw it.
Yesterday I also put together some gift baskets/bags for the silent auction at our church’s annual Fish Fry that is coming up. Here’s the crafty one – in a handy dandy tote. I was happy to use the last bit off that roll of ribbon – because it's a little too bright for me!
And now let’s get to that layout:
Totally Grateful – a layout inspired by Whimsical Musings prompt to be inspired by sunshine
|Start:||Prompt 211 over at Whimsical Musings this week is to be inspired by sunshine. I always take a peek at what Lisa, Leslie and Lynnette are doing over there, but I don’t often take the time to join in. But this week’s prompt ties in perfectly with my counterfeit kit, so I had no excuse and needed no further nudge.|
Can’t you just feel the sun bouncing off the water and forming those hearts in the sky on that Webster’s Page patterned paper.
|Story:||This is an old postcard that my husband sent to his aunt and uncle from Spring Break in Florida his freshman year of college. (Yes, his mom raised him right!) As regular readers know by now, his late aunt saved everything, which has all been moved to my house for sorting. Because she saved so much, I can’t bear to throw much of it away. So I’m scrapping up the best bits. This also allows me to stall on sorting my own photos (win-win).|
I liked that this had his personal note handwritten on it (but sorry I didn’t feel right sharing that with the world), so I scrapped it in a way that allows the postcard to be flipped up and read. I attached the frame over the top of the postcard but left the bottom unattached so it can be lifted. That part worked great, but it did make it trickier to embellish around the photo. I am not 100% satisfied with that cluster to the left, but I’ve fiddled for far too long.
These are photo hinges I used – Basic Grey Capture Attach Me Stickers, which I picked up for less $1 at Tuesday Mornings ages ago:
|Stash:||As I said I used my May 2016 Counterfeit kit called Bliss, and added in just a few buttons. The journal card there is a tag that I cut down and substituted a butterfly in “manly” colors instead of a pink one that was there. The flowers here were taken from other tags that included pink. I will have two very pink tags if I take the time to reconstruct them from the parts.|
Now off you go, I’m sure you’ve lots of other stops to make today.