Last weekend I went on a 36 hour scrap getaway to a friend's family cottage in Muskoka. For those of you not familiar with Muskoka, it is a stunningly beautiful lake region about 2 hours north of Toronto. We set up a big table in front of the living room windows and had this view as our scrapping inspiration:
Pretty amazing, eh?
I completed 6 layouts while I was up there-- one of which I shared the other day, and another is in this month's write.click.scrapbook gallery. Here are the rest, using a bunch of Amy Tangerine, other American Crafts, Studio Calico and Pink Paislee.It's worth noting that a few of these layouts I absolutely LOVE, and others I just kinda like-- but what matters is the photos are scrapped and the stories are told, because there are always new photos coming in! Every layout doesn't have to be a masterpiece. Really. :)
"Audrey and Dalia"
Audrey and her bestie, Dalia. A fun, quickie layout that uses some Amy Tan packaging as the journaling block:
Probably my fave of the bunch. I just picked four papers I loved and added them to the Amy Tan stitched paper. The photo was taken on Thanksgiving, standing over the girls as they lay on the grass.
"The Joy of Turning Five"
Special event layouts are never my faves. Too much pressure, I think. These photos just express how excited Audrey was to turn five. I used the flash here because there just wasn't enough light in the room. The moral of the story is use your flash if necessary because although it might not be the most beautiful photo, the moment is still captured. That is one happy five year old!
"Two French Braids"
Again, I just gathered together supplies I liked and made them work. I played. It was fun. I had no boundaries-- no assignment to complete, no product I had to incorporate. I do so much assignment work that this was very freeing for me! Never save products for the "right" photo, or the "right" layout. Use the things that make you happy-- soon enough there will be new collections you will be dying to use, right?
Cut it up. Stick it down. :)
There you have it! I hope this becomes a regular thing. It was so much fun. :)