I finally had a layout up yesterday, over at Kerri Bradford Studio. I say "finally" because my Silhouette Studio software stopped working for a full week. My laptop was having issues too, so I knew it was somehow related. Got the laptop back up and cleaned up, but the software still wouldn't work. Finally, the fine folks at Tech Support got me back in business, and I was finally able to work on this layout.
About two weeks ago, Joe and Alyssa's dad took the girls, our two neices, and one of Sarah's friends to Great America for the day. They were both on vacation, so it worked out perfectly. Sadly, I had to stay home and work. Bummer. Anyways. The girls all took photos with their iPod Touch's, so I made sure they sent me all of the photos.
Because the photos from the iPod aren't the best quality for printing, I printed all of the photos at 2x3 inches. I really didn't have a plan for how I was going to arrange them on my layout. I just started with some white cardstock for the base of my pages, and lightly misted the pages.
Next, I laid out the photos, in a semi-collaged way. Once I was happy with the arrangement, I adhered all of the photos down. Then I went about adding my pattern papers, die cut pieces, and embellishments around the photos.
All of the pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye. I originally picked up that ticket stub paper to scrap some photos from a trip to the county fair a few years ago. But it just seemed to go with these photos. I die cut the sun from Kerri's This & That Summertime kit, and layered it with a punched pattern paper circle and a large button.
I really went looking thru Kerri's kits to find shapes that I could use on this layout. I knew I was looking more for words/expressions, rather than fun little shapes, just because of the theme of the layout. I choose this "summer escape" title from the Escape kit. I'm always a fan of titles that have the different fonts, and where I can mix different papers together.
I randomly came across the fun quotes from the Say What #2 kit, and thought they would be fun to incorporate along with my journaling.
I typed up the journaling from the girls point of view, so it looked like I was quoting them.
These 5 girls had a great day together, and I love that I was able to capture the day through their eyes/lenses, and with their journaling.