Hi guys! Happy Scrappy Christmas in July!!!! Join scrappylikeafox Tracey Fox and a bunch of us at the ScrapGals Facebook community to work on some Christmas projects this month!!!!
Today I am sharing the first two layouts in my 2011 DecemberISH album. I am using a combination of products today, including Maggie Holmes patterned papers, Ali Edwards stamps and embellishments, and Paige Evans Oh My Heart!
For today I have two layouts in the album. I am not sure if I am going to number these somehow? I am thinking about adding number tags maybe just to number the stories themselves? Leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
For the first layout in the album I had this photo from our very first date! Even though this was back in September of 2011, I thought it was a great memory to add and it particularly significant because this is our first Christmas together.
I had the back of the chipboard tab to work with and that was the perfect place for the journaling on this layout. I am absolutely loving the messy gesso on the kraft with black ink! I added just a tiny bit of color at the bottom with the patterned paper strip (that is from My Mind's Eye).
Our children have been an important part of our relationship since the very beginning, and I love that they will make lots of appearances throughout this album! For this layout I had an adorable photo of Natalie that I snapped one day while picking her and her brother up. She is literally only as tall as the fire hydrant here, but look how cheeky her expression is!
This patterned paper from Oh My Heart! already had lovely brush strokes of color so no mixed media was added. Only journaling, a few stamps, and the star clusters. I am working to include stitching in this album, as well, and this time I ran the zig-zag stitch forward and backwards through the machine. In some places it *almost* looks like cross-stitching. Ha!
The right hand side is not quite finished. The black floral ephemera is just floating in the pocket and when I finish the next side I plan to stitch that into place then. For the photo of Natalie I simply chose a few floral embellishments from Oh My Heart! and the Glee tab from the Ali Edwards CHEER story kit.
That is all for today! See you again soon!