Thursday, October 8, 2015

Sharing two layouts and how I make them represent me with silly touches.

Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing some layouts that I made this week using the Pink Paislee paper stack called "Atlas", along with goodies from my stash. Really random goodies. Lots of them. In this first layout I was documenting my son's football injury. I have lots of layers of that yummy Pink Paislee paper as a base and to back up my photo. From there I just started layering on wood veneer, puffy stickers, My Style Stamps enamel dots, Simple Stories frames and random chipboard pieces and stickers. It's super random but I like it.


In this second layout I was documenting my husband's out of town job last month. Again I used the same Pink Paislee "Atlas" paper that I am obsessing over. I purchased it at Michael's last week and I just can't stop using it. It's going to be one of those stacks that doesn't hang around in my stash for years....it's going to be used up before the end of the year. I'll bet you.

In addition to the Pink Paislee paper I used two different types of Thickers, a variety of label stickers, Recollections enamel dots and some Crate Paper chipboard pieces. I like this layout so much, I think, because it totally represents "us".


Scot sends me photos when he goes out of town, he's been going South a lot and this particular job was near the beach. Since they were going to be gone for a while it was actually cheaper for his boss to rent them a house instead of a hotel. Did I mention it was a beach house? I was a little bitter. Anyway, this photo was of the ocean near his beach house & work.


In this photo you can see the close ups of a few Thickers, stickers, sparkly enamel dots and Crate Paper chipboard pieces. 


We also FaceTime. A lot. In this photo we were Face Timing and I was laughing because where the box was on the screen, when he turned his head it looked like he was looking right at me. So I told him to look up and make a silly face and then I took a screen shot. SUPER unflattering picture of me but that's ok....it makes it more funny to me anyway. 

 One thing I REALLY love doing in my layouts or Project Life is printing out snippets of text messages. I feel like texting is, you know, trendy I guess and I think it's a fun way to document funny things that we say to each other. This particular text was from my brother in law, Kevin, who happens to co own the company that my husband works for. He has been sending my husband out of town a lot recently so each time he does, I send him a 'sad face' emoticon. EVERY TIME he sends me a question mark....like he doesn't get it yet that I do this every time? I guess not. So in response to his question mark I said that I miss my husband. His sarcastic response...you can read that for yourself. (Jason is one of the guys who works for my husband....I assure you they are NOT spooning. LOL) In response to that I sent him a 'mad face' emoticon. He deserved it.


Well, that's it. What do YOU do to make your layouts more...."you"? We can all add embellishments that we buy and add our photos, but what sort of spin do you put on your layouts to make them truly represent you? Let me know!

Talk to you soon!
~Carol

2 comments:

  1. AWESOME AND HILARIOUS layout! We tend to go camping to different parks and usually they give us a copy of the parks map. So I usually add the sheet of map to my layout as back ground and I end up covering some of it, but the parts I love to circle and highlight are the areas we stay at whether its a cabin or a travel trailer hook up! Thanks for sharing your fun and Unique layout!

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  2. Hilarious!!! Priceless memories, great idea of using the text messages, is more fun than journaling 🌸

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