Friday, March 11, 2011

So Grateful -- LOAD Day 4

In addition to tackling new layouts, I decided to work on some unfinished pages as part of my commitment to LOAD (Layout A Day). This page was from a Creating Keepsakes class that I took at last year's convention. Here it is:
Journaling reads: We were very grateful to have Thomas and Paul spend their first Thanksgiving with us!

As I so often do when working on class pages, I tried to make this page my own and in doing so, I had an "Aha" moment. I like patterned paper -- lots of it. I also like journaling labels. And, I DON'T like big orange silk flowers on my layouts. Ha! So after finishing the layout according to the printed class instructions (but without the BIG, orange silk flower which should have been put on the right side of the page below the title) I dug through my stash and found the yellow polka dot fabric paper. It only took a half-inch-wide strip on each page for me to feel that the page looked more like mine. I also added the stamped journaling stickers and the title which I cut with my Cricut.
One thing we id in class that I really like is added a dot of red Stickles to the center of each flower. I really like the dimension and sparkle it lends the page.

I'm so looking forward to having those sweet baby boys (and their moms and dad) over for Easter. I hope the weather is nice enough for an egg hunt!

Cardstock: Bazzill (Kraft, Apricot, Fresh);
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Corsage); American Crafts (Dear Lizzy);
Stamps: Inkadinkado (Flourish); Papertrey Ink (Fillable Frames #4));
Ink: VersaMark; Ranger (Coffee);
Stickers: October Afternoon (Various Collections);
Tools: EK Success Punch (1 3.4 circle); Papertrey In die (FillableFrames #4);
Misc.: Ranger Stickles (Fired Brick Red.)


hanes132 said...

Awwww, CUTE pics!!
&now I'm getting Excited for an Easter egg hunt! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful pages, Linda. I like your change to the subtle dotted yellow paper. It puts more emphasis on those wonderful pictures!