Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whatever the Weather {a scrapbook layout} and Project Life - Week 4

Whatever the Weather {a scrapbook layout}.  I finally got my hands on the year.o.graphy collection by Simple Stories.  This paper collection is just gorgeous and I love how easy it is to simply cut up and use for Project Life or year/ month-in-review pages.  For my first project using this delicious paper, I decided to go for a more traditional layout.


The inspiration behind this layout is one of Charlotte's favorite board books, Bear in Sunshine.  The story is about a bear who learns about all the different seasons and always finds a way to have fun regardless of the weather.  Specifically, one page of the story reads: "Whatever the weather, come snow, rain or sun, Bear always knows how to have lots of fun."  I thought this was the perfect title.

The title element sheet in the year.o.graphy collection includes these adorable stitched scenes that served as the perfect backdrop for the "snow, rain or sun" photos and words on the page.  

 
  
Because I wanted the photos to stand out, I covered the title strips with some vellum to slightly tone down the colors.  I also used the graphic and letter stickers from the collection kit throughout the layout.  Finally, I added some machine stitching over the letter stickers (yeah...might have gone a bit overboard there), string along the banner, glossy accents on the birds, and some buttons on the stickers.  






 Supplies:  Simple Stories (patterned paper, letter stickers, stickers); Buttons (My Mind's Eye); Brads (Crate Paper); Other Letter Stickers (Sassafras, American Crafts, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket).

Project Life - Week 4.  I'm still loving Project Life and how fulfilling it feels to be documenting our everyday memories.  This week I kept everything pretty simple since the layout was so photo heavy, relying on washi tape flags and journaling stickers from my January Counterfeit Kit.




Week 4 Highlights.  Tet, the lunar new year.  Silhouette Cameo.  Charlotte's first potty.  Fort Adams.


As always, thanks for stopping by!

Project 100 Update:  47 down, 53 to go.  


2 comments:

  1. Stunning Van, I love the paper!!!

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  2. Wow! you knock it out of the park every time!

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