Hey all! I did a little disappearing act, while my laptop was off getting worked on. I sent it off with some neighborhood dude, thinking it wasn't anything major that needed fixing. Got it back a few days later, since he had to wait for a part to come in. Then handed it back off, and waited a full week for it to come back. And ended up with a whole new hard drive, which while he did let me know I needed (so I knew it was happening), wasn't something I had planned for. I've spent the last few days trying to get everything loaded back on. Programs, software, printers, fonts, photography actions, etc. The Silhouette software is going to be a major time suck, considering my library has all of 51 files in it (the ones that come free when you buy it). I may have cried. For reals :(
Anyways. I have some Project Life spreads to share, but before I get to those, I thought I would share one more of the layouts I created for PHOTOPLAY. I worked with their Mad 4 Plaid Christmas collection. As soon as I saw the collection, I was happy to see that it would totally go with my photos. I've worked with a lot of Christmas collections that just don't match my photos, and it's always easier when they go together effortlessly.
There are a ton of great patterns in this collection, and I wanted to include quite a few of them. So I decided to use a page design I've used in the past, where I included several square blocks of patterned paper along the top of the row of photos.
I originally had photos of the girls wearing Santa hats, which was my main reason for using the "Hello Santa" 3x4" card. Somewhere along the way, I switched to the single photo of the girls, and a family photo, so it makes a little less sense. Lol.
Because the 3x3" card I included at the top of the page acted as my title, I didn't need to add a title to the bottom of the page, which is where I would have added one on previous versions of this page design. This left me the entire bottom of the page to add my journaling, stickers, die cuts, etc.
My blocks of patterned paper were all 3x3" in size, so the "Believe in the Magic of Christmas" worked in perfectly, since it was also 3x3" in size. I pulled out my button collection, and added several red, green, and white buttons to embellish the blocks of patterned paper across the top.
If you aren't familiar with PHOTOPLAY, make sure and visit their website and check out all of their fun collections. I have one layout left, and it's a Halloween one. I'll share it when I can.