Hi y'all!! It's fall! Can you believe it? A couple of days in and the weather is just bliss! Welcome to another edition of the "Scrapping Our Stash" blog hop! This month my layout is all over the place, a little of this manufacturer, a little of that. Just coordinating color!
Every layout has a "building block", or the pinnacle beginning point from which I start then things build from there. I knew I wanted to use the patterned paper from Websters as my background with these pictures when I set out to create the layout but the rest, well, that was the unknown.
The next decision was complementary patterned paper. I brought out some 6x6 pads and ended up settling with the two papers from an older Basic Grey pad whose colors worked well with the water color wash background. Same hues.
From there, it's all about the embellishments - the support roles of the layout. I fussy cut the flower from some Elle's Studio and used a coordinating journal tag from the collection. Of course some greenery was necessary so I stamped and die cut with a My Favorite Things set. The picture of me (upper right) got lost on the patterned paper and needed something to make it stand out from the papers so a frame from Simple Stories was called up (not really stash but shhh... it's the only "new" thing there). And other little bits and pieces that completed the look without being overly distracting.
Just another day in our lives, no big occasion, just a walk to school with a beautiful sunrise and great light. My daughter complaining about me walking too fast and just chatting. On September 11th. The anniversary of that fateful day. But I only I knew. And mention of that in my journaling, a little nod to acknowledge those lives lost and never forgotten.
Here is the full list of today's hop;
From here you are moving on to the last stop of today's hop and going HERE to Wendy's blog. Thanks for stopping in today! Be sure to "bust" your stash and use up those older goodies! Mix it up with some newer, fresher bling as I have done and you might surprise yourself with what you can do!