This

This is the third layout featuring a picture from Fallingwater. You can check out the first two layouts here and here.

The view in this photograph is from the main house, looking up the hillside to the guest house. The two buildings are connected by a covered walkway, formed by one of the few curvilinear lines Wright used in his design. Most of the views are directed towards the water, but this view looking to the hills is beautiful.

This

This

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Another simple layout with a narrow colourway. I ran a 4×6 journalling card through my printer for the journalling. If I’m going to add journalling, I love using my printer to do it so I can choose the font style, size, and formatting I want. To make the title, I ran some adhesive backed cork through my die cut machine. It was easy, and worked perfectly – crisp, sharp edges and no tearing. To finish it off, I added a couple metal staples, wood stars, and a subtly metallic horizontal line of paper.


Products:

  • Recollections, grey cardstock
  • My Mind’s Eye, Indie Chic, Ginger “Pictures” Flourish
  • Becky Higgins, Midnight Edition Kit, 4×6 journalling card
  • Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes, Open Book, “this” die
  • Karen Foster Design, adhesive cork sheet
  • We R Memory Keepers, Evolution Advanced die cutter
  • Tim Holtz, Tiny Attacher
  • Studio Calico, wood veneer stars
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Lake Erie

This is another photograph taken at Presque Isle State Park (check out last week’s layout here). This was a beach at the east end of the park, that just sort of appeared between the trees while we were walking the trail and looking at the lighthouse. It was such an incredibly hot summer day. I still don’t know why this beach was empty, except that maybe it was so hot that everyone stopped at one of the many other beaches that we passed earlier on the trail.

Lake Erie

Lake Erie

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I find that one of my habits is the use of limited colourways in my layouts. It’s a look I like, and it’s something that comes easily for me. Using shades of brown and blue-green were a natural fit for this photo. To avoid having a narrow colourway look too simple, I always use a variety of shades. The browns include everything from a pale, off white beige, to a deep, cocoa brown. The blue-greens range from an almost true green to a turquoise. That variety helps add dimension, and the use of multiple patterns helps add interest. Everything from solids, to geometrics, to textures, to florals. They all add lines and weights that keeps your eye engaged.


Products:

  • American Crafts, white cardstock
  • We R Memory Keepers, Simply Spring, Sprout
  • We R Memory Keepers, Albums Made Easy, Dictate Journalling Cards
  • Crate Paper, The Open Road, Chipboard Frames
  • Basic Grey, Capture, Designer Chipboard Stickers
  • Amy Tan, Remarks, Noteworthy, Accent & Phrase sticker book
  • Crate Paper, Maggie Holmes, Accent Stickers
  • Becky Higgins, Project Life, Alpha Stickers
  • My Mind’s Eye, Lost & Found, Record It!, Antique enamel dots
  • Studio Calico, Mister Huey’s Color Mist, Clay

Love Blink

It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything! Not sure that two weeks counts as forever in the blogging world, but it feels that way. Life got busy, my studio got turned upside down, and it took way longer for me to get things back to normal. My space is still a mess – now of regular projects and all the christmas supplies I’ve pulled out for holiday projects, but it’s a good mess. The kind of mess that just invites cutting and gluing and all sorts of creative play.

Today’s layout was a quick one. It was my first layout in a couple weeks and it always takes me a layout or two to get back in the groove of things. If someone tells you that creativity is effortless – it’s not! I grabbed a few supplies and tried not to overthink it. I might change it up in the future, but it’s going in the album just like this for now. I love the squinty look my cat gives me when she’s content. It’s as though she’s so mellow and carefree that she can only pull off half a blink. More than the layout, that photo – the memory, is what I want in my album.

Love Blink

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The patterned papers are all Project Life cards, and I used dimensional stickers and foam dots to add dimension. I kept to a narrow colourway of white, grey, and shades of pink and coral, and I used two different fonts to add some subtle interest.


Products:

  • Becky Higgins Project Life, Dear Lizzy and Dreamy core kits
  • EK Success, Sticko, dimensional heart stickers
  • Crate Paper, Oh Darling, Accent Stickers
  • Prima, Delight, Journaling Spot Stickers
  • Basic Grey, Spice Market, letter stickers
  • American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, Thickers, Cordial
  • Recollections, two-inch circle punch
  • EK Success, notebook edge punch
  • My Mind’s Eye, Cut & Paste, Snapshots decorative stamps
  • Versa Color, Chateau Grey
  • Tim Holtz, Distress Ink, Pumice Stone
  • Ranger, Foam Blending Tool
  • Bella Blvd, Pink Chevron washi
  • Scotch Expressions, washi