Friday, August 23, 2013

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed (and two layouts).

We love visiting Hill Country so much.  We planned a last minute trip this past weekend with some Austin friends and had the best time.

I was even more excited when I came home and saw all that great pictures I got.  Instead of just catching up on Project Life this week I decided to jump in and get some of these scrapped.

It felt really good to scrap something so fresh, even if I didn't really journal all that much.

Two little monkeys jumping on the bed. I love this layout so much.  Nandnini just seems to pop right out of the page.  The combination of kraft, white and silver was a pleasant surprise, and definitely something I will be trying again. It was just a joy to put together.

I have a paper organizer from Ikea that fits my expedit and 12x12 paper.  I have been using it to sort stacks of paper I think will work well together. I pulled these papers out from one of those stacks and just got scrapping, a mix of SC Valley High and Spencer's kits. I layered the patterned papers, stitched them down and then started playing with my new Studio Calico stamps and silver ink (from my Kelly Purkey kit).  So much fun. I had this die cut made from silver POW paper laying around in my scraps file so I decided to add that on as well.  The last silver element I used are these pink paislee luxe silver arrows, with even more silver ink on them. 
That chevron strip on the bottom is part of the background kraft.  I kind of like so I just left it.  I guess this means I need to trim off the top?
This layout almost but not quite fit within the 'tell a six word story' for Hello Story a few weeks ago (where I left off).  Definitely gonna give that another go.

I combined big off-white alphas, with some old BG basic white alphas and some newer alphas from Studio Calico.  I love the wonkiness of them!  I even like the vellum-look of the letter scraps I had to use.  I love long titles though and this was worth it. Oh, and that fabulous stamp is also Kelly Purkey. 

Hammock. I based this layout off the Glitter Girl challenge at Two peas this week.   There is something about watching Shimelle zip her glue runner over different papers that is just so calming.  I love her videos. 
The patterned paper I chopped in half is this campy sheet of camp paper from Pebbles. I also used the coordinating sticker sheet all over the layout.  I like Shimelle's trick of matting a page a few times so I added a sheet of dear Lizzy paper under the whole spread as well.

 I used some of this month's gold washi and wood veneers from SC. The chipboard is simple stories.  I think I could have hoarded that rainbow polaroid forever, glad I finally just stuck it down!

More silver.  Also, I wanted to add some softness to the layout and I have about 5,000 glassine bags lying around so I layered a bunch of those under my photo.  After I was done I grabbed my newest pack of enamel dots (love these new colors!) and dotted those around the page as well.

The glassine was also a convenient place to hold some word strips and journaling.  I love telling stories, but I honestly feel that with a little context the picture tells it all.

There you have it.  Two fresh layouts that were a lot of fun to create.  I think these will face each other in the album and should go well together.  I'd love to see if any one else is falling in love with silver too these days.  What projects have you been working on lately?


  1. I love both layouts! Very inspiring! I must start using my glassine bags like that! The photos are darlig cute! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Gorgeous layouts! I used to love that little "5 little monkeys jumping on the bed" song when I was little. The silver is beautiful too!

  3. Adorable layouts, love the strips of paper on the 5 little monkeys!

  4. Sweet photos and adorable layouts!


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