Hey there folks! Just another "just cos" layout to share with you today. I took my big girl camera to the barn last week to capture some pictures of Mia doing what she is most passionate about. I got some really great shots for somebody who has never taken horsey pics before. Well, I'm pleased with them anyway. A recent scrappy shopping spree had arrived and amongst my new goodies was this American Crafts collection from Shimelle, True Stories. I just love the bright colors, right up my alley!
My initial vision and been to layer the wreath a bit more but it was just too busy. I tried using the negative of the cut out and backing it with patterned paper but that didn't show off the fun patterns in this collection. So ultimately, obviously, what you see is where I decided to stick things down and call them good.
That chipboard heart from the coordinating Thickers collection, though incredibly simple, just sums up how my heart feels looking at this picture! She SO loves those horses. Brady White is this particular horses' name. She loves riding him!
Love how well the stamped flowers from Elle's Studio coordinate with the flowers from the cut file. And, why did I not know about MFT hybrid ink pads before?! Love them! My new absolute favorite!!
I LOVE, love, love these Thickers! Okay, if I'm honest, it's not just these, I love all Thickers. But these are particularly awesome. I almost didn't buy them because I own the font and thought it would be fun to figure out my own print and cut letters. Because they just were so much easier to BUY!! Have you seen that graphic going around FB lately that says something about "why pay $5 when you spend $95 making it yourself?" or something? Yeah, I thought my sanity and $5 were the better option here!
What's your passion? I hope you have one. We all need a passion, at least something that makes your heart smile the way riding does for this kid and swimming does for her brother.
Have a grand day! Thanks for popping in!