Hi there! Happy Tuesday! Emily here with today's inspiration piece! We are in our first full week of summer at our house, and even though it's been raining for the last three days, we are trying to have some fun! Every year we make a list of things we would like to do during the summer. I've noticed a lot of people document their summer lists up in their homes for everyone to see - like this chalkboard example:
Last year I made a layout with our to-do list, and I wanted to create another one this year. I asked my kids to think of everything they could that they would like to do this summer - the list is pretty long - much longer than last year's list!! I knew I wanted to use the large Treasure Map alphabet stickers for my title right smack in the middle of the page, so I ended up making my actual list around the outside edge of the paper. First, I tried to use my typewriter, but it was a lot more difficult to do than I had anticipated! After a few test runs with the typewriter, I decided to use my laptop instead. I used Power Point to create text boxes around the edge of my document, and I used a typewriter font to create my summer list. It took awhile, but I'm pretty happy with the result. It's not perfect, but I like imperfection!
I used lots of papers and elements from the new Summertime line. I love the fun, bright pastels! And, of course, I had to include my favorite chipboard stars! I love that they coordinate with just about every October Afternoon collection! I went back and forth trying to decide if I should use a photo on this layout. I ultimately decided that because this is a list of items for the future, versus a layout documenting something that had already happened, it would be fine to keep it photoless. I think I might display it in our kitchen where we can keep tabs on what we have accomplished!
Are you planning on scrapping your Summer To-Do list?? I'd love to see what you come up with! Upload your layout to the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, post it on our Facebook page, or connect with us on Instagram via #octoberafternoon. Happy Tuesday, and happy scrapping!