Hey guys :)
This is Laura here today with a 12x12 layout sketch, although you could definitely use it as inspiration for a 8.5x11 too as you will see bellow!
Being as our theme for this week is "Green/Luck", I thought I'd focus on the green aspect, and do a layout about how we color coded our kids when it comes to cups, and things. Our middle guy could never remember his color so it became a bit of a mantra I would find myself saying over and over "Green for Griffin". My printer has decided to go wonky and not print so there is not visible journaling on the page yet. I've written my thought on the back of the page and will print it out for the front once it resumes working.
I knew there were some great greens in the December Story kit so I pulled that out and started with the green trees on white. I turned it on it's side and they now look like arrows! The gold stars and striped journaling card were also from the kit.
My favourite part of the page it the cut up label stickers along the edge. It's such a fun way to use them, and I totally cut them in half and used the other sides so as not to waste any of them.
It was just enormously fun to dig through my stash for green products.
I have Emily with me today to see her fun take on the sketch! I was so excited by how she made it work for her.
Here is what she had to say:
When I saw that the theme for this week was “luck,” I knew I had the perfect story to document. Last year while I was walking with my two boys, a man stopped me and asked about them. When I told him I also had a daughter, he exclaimed, “Wow! Two girls and a boy! How lucky can you be?” Usually when I’m out with all my kids I get comments like “you sure have your hands full.” I absolutely love that this man saw they joy and love that comes with having a bigger family! I used a lot of elements from the Daily Flash Milk Money collection because I love how their bright colors contrast with my black and white photo. I was sure to include lots of hearts, because this layout is about luck and love! My layout stayed fairly true to Laura’s sketch, although I knew I wanted to use a big title, so I moved the photo from the right to the left so I could include my vertical title! Thanks to Laura for such a fun sketch!
So thanks for stopping by today, I hope you are having an amazing day. If you guys feel inspired to use my sketch, then please share your creations in the October Afternoon Flickr Gallery! I'd love to see them :)
Laura & Emily