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Hi everyone! I truly cannot believe that August is almost at an end...I know everyone is saying that...but seriously. Can't believe it. This time of year I definitely find myself rushing out the door as often as I can- hopping on the 4-wheeler, taking the kids out, soaking up the last of the summer while I can. Just two nights ago, Josh and I took the kids out to the gravel pit near our house at about 7 PM as it was just a gorgeous night. My two boys were racing each other around the pit and as I was taking a little video, it struck me that just a year ago I took the boys out to the same pit, during this same week, and the weather was just as it was the other night...perfect. It was a sentimental evening as the next day I would be leaving to go and stay with my sister to wait to go into labor with Aspen. And a week from today, she was born. It was strange to think how much my boys have grown in that time...and a bit sad. But a good sad, I guess...:).
And today, I have a layout and a card to share with you- the layout features photos of my younger son Gunner, exploring this same gravel pit a couple of months back. I have a lot of memories of this place- going back to when I was about 13 years old when we moved to this part of the county. I remember when I was about the age of 15 and my sister (Kelly Foster) and I would take my mom's 1985 E-350 van (which I often called the "cardboard box") out to this same pit. I was new to my driving permit- and so this was even more fun to do! We'd put in an old Willie Nelson tape, throw on the orange hunting vest and hats that were in the van, and just go tearing down the muddy, pot-hole filled road (more like a trail, lol) and whip donuts in the poor old van. Sure was a blast.
BUT!~ I'm getting sidetracked and we have a lot to cover- so enough "cruising" down memory lane! My two projects today are for Scrap FX, and the theme this month is "travel". As I've mentioned before, with three little kids we just don't do a lot of traveling, so I incorporated some of these new release pieces into some "local" travel work :). The first is my layout of Gunner:
To be honest, I was at first really unsure about not only mixing a sepia photo with a color photo, but also about using a color photo with bright orange in it, lol. But in the end, I enjoyed the contrast and think it worked out okay :).
There’s just no competition for the titles available from Scrap FX! I’m sure I say it every time, but I just LOVE them. Here I’ve used my finger to unevenly coat my title with gesso before applying a sandy shade of ink to blend with my layout. I’ve also added Stickles and bling to the flowers on this beautiful “Nature” title.
I’ve created a pretty little embellishment out of this piece from the “Railway Station Pack“. After painting with gesso, I stamped the flourish vine and added this pretty little cameo.
I wrote my journaling on this pretty new journaling tag pack, “Journal Notes KRAFT“. I’ve again painted it with gesso, inked and stamped along the edges, and added a small cameo as a pull tab. I’ve also used the little fan out of the “Asian Embellishments” pack to add interest to my cluster.
Scrap FX Chipboard Used:
Additional Supplies Used:
Prima Marketing "Rondelle" Patterned Papers (available @ C'est Magnifique HERE)
Prima Marketing Flowers (also available @ C'est Magnifique HERE)
Jolee's Boutique Adhesive Cameos
Melissa Frances Pearls
Prima Marketing Chalk Fluid Edger Pad "Dry Sand"
gesso, seam binding
NOW- let's take a look at the card I created with this month's theme:
I have to say- this card went together rather quickly and I think it's my favorite card to date. I was just having "one of those days"- where everything just seemed to fall into place!
I love small titles like this one, from the “Camping Wordlet Theme Pack“. They’re perfectly suited for a card. The railroad track and sign are from the “Railway Station Pack“- perfect little additions to support a travel-themed card. And finally, another tag from the “Journal Notes KRAFT” pack adds the perfect backdrop for my title. All pieces have been painted with gesso, inked and stamped for a beautiful coordinating piece.
Scrap FX Chipboard Used:
Additional Supplies Used:
Prima Marketing "Nature Garden" Patterned Papers
Prima Marketing Flowers
Prima Marketing Resin Sparrow
Prima Marketing Chalk Fluid Edger Pad "Dry Sand" & "Shabby Tote"
Martha Stewart Border Punch "Garden Rail"
doily, seam binding
Wow! That got to be quite a post- thanks for sticking around for the whole thing. I know it's a lot to look at, but I do love that you look :). And that wraps up the month of August at Scrap FX! As always, I like to direct you to my FAQs tab at the top of my blog, where you can find a list of online stores currently carrying Scrap FX products. I do try to have a look around at least once a month and add to the list- more and more stores are picking up these amazing products- NO surprise ;)!!
I hope you've had a great start to your week...I'll be seeing you soon, take care!!