Friday, August 17, 2012

Take 12 Project - August 12

The 12th this August fell on the last day Justin was home before leaving on deployment.  It was certainly a bittersweet day filled with lots of family time and some tears as it started to hit me (once again) that he was finally leaving (again).  While he has been away these past few months for training, and it has been difficult for me in so many ways, the the fears and unknowns involved with deployment add a whole new complexity to what we are all feeling.  But thankfully, we were able to spend an entire day filled with family and love and lots of amazing memories.  

Here is my layout for this month:

I was inspired by this piece of paper from the Echo Park Sweet Days collection.  

I was just obsessed with these polaroids and wanted to mimic that look.  I cut a number Polaroid die cuts using my Silhouette Cameo and digital files from Lori Whitlock. After placing some photos and patterned papers underneath the die cuts, I arranged them on some neutral colored patterned paper.  

Here are some closeups:

Supplies:  Patterned Papers (Studio Calico, American Crafts, Crate Paper); Card Stock (American Crafts); Chipboard and Sticker Embellishments (Studio Calico); Stamps (Lawn Fawn, My Cute Stamps, Paper Smooches); Letter and Word Stickers (American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket); Adhesives (Xyron 2.5" Sticker Maker); Other (Silhouette Cameo, Lori Whitlock Digital Files, Glossy Accents by Ranger).

Amazingly enough, the only adhesive I used on this layout was my Xyron 2.5" Sticker Maker.  Seriously love that thing.  And it was also an excellent excuse to finally pull out the Lawn Fawn Stamps that I love so much.

If you're playing along this month with Ella Publishing, make sure to link up your photos here for a chance to win a spot in Elisha Snow's photography class at Big Picture Classes.

As always, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful! I hope for safety for your husband and strength for you while your family is separated.

  2. Your page turned out completely fabulous!! The poloraid shapes are perfect as is the neutral background paper. Also, my thoughts are with you during this time of challenge.

  3. Great lift of that pp!! I love it and all your bits on this!

  4. I love your page (just came over from the Ella blog)!!! I love that it makes me think of Pinterest and Project Life at the same time!!!

    1. Thanks for visiting from the Ella Blog, Natalie! And I never thought of it but you're totally right about the layout looking like a pinterest board!

  5. I love the way you mimicked that paper. It looks awesome! I hope you and your family are managing well.


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