The first thing I tackled was this Project Life layout. I had visions of doing a "chalkboard" theme, with the chalkboard finish paper from an old DCWV paper stack. I bought some awesome liquid chalk markers and was excited to use them for this layout, after drawing all over the mirrors and glass in our house. However, I'm not much of a doodler and the markers were broader than I prefer for Project Life so I didn't quite get the chalkboard effect I wanted. I still like the simple color palette, though. Click for larger images.
|July 15-28: pseudo chalkboard|
|July 15-28: Thatha time, crawling!, Date Night and water play|
|July 15-28: Making lemonade, Spanish story time, #nsale, food|
Aside from the black chalkboard paper, the printed 3x4 cards I used were from the Scraptastic Project Life kits. I picked the ones that fit the chalkboard or black, white and aqua theme. The grey and white tiny letter stickers are from the Target $1 section. And they're even repositionable!! I know, right?! I bought two packs.
I also made liberal use of a Heidi Swapp embellishment pack I've had for ages - polaroid frames, rub-ons and little "liked" stickers. I also used a ton of adorable doily rub-ons from Christy Tomlinson, which I received in my Pink Paislee warehouse box. For some reason, I adore doilies, though I really am not into frilly, girly embellishments. I (mostly) hate flowers, lace, and anything vintage. But doilies? Sign me up!
The "moments" puffy sticker, adorable chevron cloud and what I think is a lemon (?) are also Pink Paislee, from my box. You can't see the washi tape too well on the black background, but it's a graph paper pattern, with the word love and little pink hearts in lowercase. It's from Freckled Fawn, and super-cute. I also went to town with some Freckled Fawn grey, black and white enamel dots. I love having those in neutral colors!
As you can tell, I love mixing and matching products, and that's probably what takes me so long to complete these layouts. This one took me 4 hours, but I was also chatting and snacking while working on it. But it's almost a perfect representation of my style - consistent color scheme, lots of journaling, lots of photos and fun supplies to play with.
Here's a slide show of all my 2013 pages, including close-ups. If you can't see it, click here to view my entire 2013 Project Life gallery.