So, my computer is out of commission until the part I need comes in the mail… so I’ve been doing my best to scrapbook without it. I am so glad that I had some photos printed and ready! I desperately wanted to take part in Shimelle’s weekend-o’-challenges (talk about inspiring!).
Here is my layout for the color scheme challenge.
Back in 2011, my sister-in-law came to visit us; we lived in Syracuse at the time. We used her visit as an excuse to go adventuring around the area, and we headed down to the Ithaca area to see Taughannock Falls one morning.
The color scheme was a fantastic jumping-off point. I’d been hemming and hawing about another layout and making no progress, so I decided to switch gears to this set of photos. I pulled out some OLD papers from one of the first Project Life kits (back when there was only one edition and it was being sold on Amazon in complete kit form– album+page protectors, cards, date stamp, stickers, and even coordinating 12″x12″ patterned cardstock!) which were perfect. I added the yellow woodgrain and the cardstock to mat the photos from that Studio Calico kit I’m trying to kill, and a layer of vellum to tone everything down so that the photos are the star of the layout. The alpha stickers are also from that same Studio Calico kit. I couldn’t believe how quickly the base layout came together!
I was pretty stumped on the journaling, though! Unlike the other layouts I’ve made from K’s visit, I had absolutely no memories written down. And since this was just before I started adding captions to my photos’ metadata, I have no hints from them other than their filenames! I emailed K (including a link to where I’ve stored the photos online) and asked her to share any tidbits from the day, and she totally came through. Thank you so much, K!
The page felt really flat, even with all the layers, so I decided to add some die-cut leaves. Since I have no access to my Silhouette software, I rummaged through my “random extra die cuts” box and found some that I’d made waaay back for another waterfall layout! They worked perfectly here. A trip to the craft store provided the final touch: enamel dots (I am going to get addicted to those candy-like dots!)