Hello OA fans, Melanie and Sasha here today for Mix It Up Monday!!! This week our weekly theme is Love is… This theme really opens up the door for so many different possibilities and journaling prompt. I wanted us to do some creative thinking, so along with the this theme I challenged Sasha to use a picture that represent a loving action, people’s faces shouldn’t be part of the picture, it must solely focus on the action.
As you can see Sasha rocked this challenge. Her layout is so amazing, I just love the sweet picture of her daughters holding hands, what a beautiful story to document.
I decided to scrap this old photo of my girls, holding hands while watching TV. While they hold hands occasionally now, they certainly don't do it while watching TV! :D I typed out my journaling and printed it straight onto the white cardstock. I cut strips of the Biography Patterned Paper from our Public Library collection and placed them as borders for my design. That paper is one of my favorite of all time, I think you can tell if you have been following my work for some time. I then embellished my layout with a star chipboard, pop drops, an ampersand sticker from this sheet and I added my girls' initials using this adorable Strawberry Ice Cream Alphas. What a wonderful challenge Melanie! Thank you for the nudge to scrap this photo! :)
Like Sasha I decided to use a hand holding picture of our youngest daughter holding hands with her father. The journaling focuses on our feelings towards her, what her little hand in ours represents. To create this layout I used the Saturday Mornings collection, paired with kraft diecut letters I purchased at the dollar store. Love how those big letters really enhance the love theme of this layout. I also created small clusters of embellishments using Stars & Heart chipboard, Partly Cloudy chipboard, Tin Pins, Pop Drops and the title was created using one of my all-time favorite alpha Flash Chip Grey Flannel.
We would love for you to play along! Upload your layout to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, post it on our Facebook page, or connect with us on Instagram via #octoberafternoon. Happy Monday, and happy scrapping!