In other news, my freedom (aka kidless days) has all to quickly come to an end. I'm going tomorrow afternoon to pick them up. Their grandma needs to run an errand on Thursday that's taking her all the way to Camrose, and we don't want the girls riding along with her. But, that's ok, because I'll be busy enough getting all our laundry done and re-packed for our next camping trip. So, just a friendly reminder that I'll be gone from Friday the 15th to Monday the 19th. You'll see me going gung-ho again when we return- the girls are going on another vacation- this time with their OTHER set of grandparents! They'll be gone an entire two weeks! I'll try and contain my excitement. Ahem. I'll be sooo sad while they're gone! We may- though that hasn't been confirmed yet- be going away again for a few days, just me and the hubby, but I'll let y'all know that for sure. If not, I'll definitely be away the first week of September. But, I'll remind you before then.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of France (romantic France) is toile. The recipient of this album was born in France, and so we're trying to brainstorm ideas that incorporate her heritage into a few of the pages within the album. After I thought some more about it, lace, doilies and florals also came to mind. THEN, I began wondering what the colors of France's flag is. I'm pretty sure its white, blue and red. Right? I better Google it. Ha.
We both agreed that an ombre effect would be nice, so I stacked and layered strips of punched card stock, in varying shades of blue. It looks very lacey, doesn't it? There is enough room inside the photo mat for two 4x6 photos, or one 5x7 (horizontal) photo. My customer hasn't given me the yay or nay yet, but I have to say that I'm (personally) in love with this sample. If she decides she doesn't like it, this layout will be added to my RTS album (on my group page), and someone else can snatch it up!
Next on the agenda is coming up with a theme for the groom in this album- who is through and through a country boy. I want to create another ombre effect background, but instead using yellows, greens and golds. I'm just not sure yet how I'm going to do it! Ha. I should do a John Deere theme- green and yellow! Its a thought...
Remember THESE cards? I want to use the same stamp on the groom's layout. I'm just not sure how I'm going to do it yet! It looks a bit like wheat. Right? I think it does...
As I mentioned last night, the next set of pages would house the border along the bottom portion of the pages, and as you can plainly see, they are definitely at the bottom of the pages! I added a few baby sentiment stamps to the bottom of the photo mats on the left page, and to the top right photo mats on the right page. I'm hesitant to add any kind of embellishments (or too many) because without the pictures, I'm not entirely sure where to put them! Also, I want the star of the album to be our nieces' baby. Too much will distract from the pictures.
This album is coming quickly to a close. There's two pages left, and then the back cover of the album. Next on cue is the wedding album I'm eager to get started on!
While I was brainstorming ideas for the layout that you saw above, I came up with this idea. I cut multiple circles using my Cricut, then adhered them in sort of a mod/hodge podge sort of way. For a little extra dimension, I adhered them using pop dots. I found the sentiment stamp buried in my stash, and sadly, I don't think its ever been used! I plan on doing another set of cards using the same layout, but with a different theme. It originally was going to be a birthday theme; it may still be, or I might change it up. I might possibly go with another baby card, or a completely different sentiment all together. Not totally sure yet! It'll be a surprise for all of us!
Anywho, take care, and I'll catch up with everyone again tomorrow.