I didn't have a strong color scheme or materials in mind for this layout, so I thought I'd let my April Citrus Twist kit guide me. There was a lot of bright pink in it, and even though it didn't exactly match the colors in the photos I took, I charged ahead anyway.
Am I the only scrapbooker who doesn't care about matching photo colors to paper? I just think it makes it less fun that way. Given how often T's jackets appear in photos, I'd always be using the same colors, and I'd get ridiculously bored.
We had some Big, scrapbook-worthy stuff in these couple of weeks. I gathered up the kids and we went to the Tulip Festival, BabyM had her first solid food (avocado!), and we went to the Olympic Sculpture Park in downtown Seattle. (Click for larger images.)
|April 8-21: Tulip Festival, first solid food for BabyM|
|April 8-21: Sculpture Park, Starbucks demographics, Uwajimaya|
|April Project Life Studio Calico Calendar close-up|
I keep my PL pages pretty flat and free of bulky embellishments so I can fit all the year's pages in one 3 ring binder. But when I finished this spread, I thought it looked *too* flat. Fortunately, there were some cute embellishments in the Citrus Twist kit to fix this problem - four little circle "gems" with patterns and bright pink floss. I like how they added just a bit of dimension and shine to the page.
My handy-dandy Tiny Attacher stapler is awesome for keeping the floss in place. I still love those tiny staples. I'm also in love with the crazy triangle stamp from a recent Studio Calico kit. I'm looking for excuses to use it everywhere. It's especially cool stamped in metallic ink.
I'm still having challenges printing my photos from Lightroom so they're nice and bright. I found a video from Scott Kelby that may help, so I'll hopefully get that sorted out before the next spread.
Here's a slide show of my 2013 pages, including close-ups. If you can't see it, click here to view my entire 2013 Project Life gallery.