Hey everyone! I am back this week to share the other half of the layouts that I created the other weekend. It turns out, that all three of the layouts I'm going to share this week have a very similar design to them. In fact, the layouts I'm sharing today and tomorrow are pretty much the same layout - just different photos and different papers.
Two summers ago, both Joe and I had taken the girls out golfing, on two consecutive days. We ended up with a small handful of photos from each of the golfing outings, and I thought it would be fun to do a layout about mom's style of golfing and dad's style of golfing. I even tossed around the idea of combining the photos and story on a two page spread, since the colors in the photos tied in nicely with each other. But in the end, decided to make two separate layouts.
So what is my version of golf? That would be miniature golf. There's not much to do around here, but the girls and I were trying to do a little day outing, and this is what we came up with. It was hotter than heck out, and we went during the hottest part of the day. We were sweaty, cranky, and just plain old hot. But we still had fun out there.
Since the top part of my layout was going to be just white cardstock, I die cut a circle background - from Kerri Bradford's Background Basics kit - from white cardstock to layer on top and to add some subtle interest. I die cut the full 12x12 background piece, and then used half on the two layouts I was working on.
I've mentioned before that whenever I can't find the word I'm looking for as a cut file, I turn to Kerri's Weathered Door Alpha kit to create my word. Which is what I did for the "golfing" part of my title. I used a mix of patterned papers from Close To My Heart, Basic Grey, Dear Lizzy, and Studio Calico.
I used Kerri's All In The Family kit for the "mom" part of my title. I don't think this paper photographed well, as it's actually a great purplish-pink color that ties in nicely with the colors in my photos and other patterned papers. I used some tiny alpha stickers between the two die cut words to complete my title.
I remember going miniature golfing with the girls and Joe years ago, and I would take TONS of photos during that quick 18 holes. I find that I take way less photos now that the girls are older. That might be because they won't "allow" me to take as many as I used too ;) But I am glad that I made sure to snap a few photos while we were out together. Just enough to document our little outing.
This was another layout where I tried to add some simple embellishments, but everything looked forced. In a lot of ways, I feel like I've simplified my style. Especially now that I'm not working for a manufacturer, where I'm told to pile on the embellishments and make the product the focus of my layouts. Now I can make my pages all about the photos and the stories, only adding what I truly want to add. Which these days, is mostly patterned paper and die cuts. It works for me, so I'm cool with it.