Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! It’s that time again, time to use my Homemade Stash Kit. This will be layout number 2 with this kit. To see what is in this kit click here.
I am really loving this kit too. The colors, so fun.
I used my wood grain patterned paper (Maggie Holmes, Bloom, Lizzy) for the cursive Hello’s and then added under the Hello’s a dark Navy paper (Shimelle, Starshine, Hubble). I love how this cut file just pops on my page.
I really wanted to keep this layout simple. That seems to be a theme for me. I used quite a bit of thin strips of patterned paper and wash tape.
I really wanted to focus on the journaling and the photo. The photo I used is a self portrait, Me holding my camera in our outside sliding door. I love how I am reflecting as well as the big tree outside.
I love this concept of seeing me in the world around me.
I wrote tons of journaling too.
I love that I have a place to talk about the things that have influenced me to become a story teller, a scrapbooker, a documenter of my families journey!! I have always grew up having photos be a big part of my childhood. And not in the sense that pictures or cameras were always being used. I am sure they were used quite a lot, but the focus was more of the photos. I remember almost every time we had big get togethers at my grandmothers house we would pull out the photo albums and tell the stories of what or who were all in these photos. My grandmother would often tell us these stories like the picture was just taken, last month. Do you remember when .. And I was about three in the photo. I wish I could remember, but these stories have be engrained in me that it is almost like I do remember!!
I am so glad I can pass this down to my children. This need to take pics, have my focus be portrayed and be able to print and tel these stories to my kids so that they can remember too. It is a priceless gift. A friend as just telling me the other day of an aunt who died, that was a scrapbooker. She had left behind tons of scrapbooks with tons of pictures and memorabilia and stories. Stories that she had compiled since the 1950s. They were able to all sit back and relive all the great times they had as a family by sharing her scrapbooks with each other. This story is precious!! I hope I can leave this type of legacy for my family, the legacy of what good times we had as a family, the things we loved, they things we did together, who we were than and now. The legacy of pictures and stories of our lives.
The historian in me knows that the more you know about your past and what came before the easier it is to know who we are now, and who we want to become!! That is such a profound legacy to leave.
We all have our gifts, and I love that my family has helps give and engrain in me mine!! That I can use my camera to help tell my stories!!
The I am collection by Simple Stories was perfect for this layout.
And aren’t those Color Cast Design stars so cute!!
I also used some enamel dots and Heidi Swapp Color Shine in gold to finish off my layout.
I love the way this whole layout turned out!! You can watch the process video here.
Don’t forget that Crafty Meggy and Felicia also have made and are sharing the second layout with their version of this homemade stash kit. By clicking on their names you you be directed to their Youtube Channel and process video.
Thanks for joining me today!! I hope you were inspired today!!
Also come back this week as I will be sharing my progress on Week In The Life.