Aloha!! Can you believe it’s September already?!! This summer has flown by!! The kids are going back to school, pumpkin spice latte’s are now available and when I let the dog out to pee in the morning there is a nip in the air. Fall is on it’s way!!
I hope you are excited to join us today for the Sparkler’s DT Blog Hop. I know I say this everytime, but I love hops. I love that there is tons of inspiration all linked together.
You should have come from Sarah’s blog!! Wasn’t her project beautiful?!! I love her stuff, I just want to create after looking at whatever she is creating!!
For this blog hop you will only have one day to comment on everyone’s blogs to be entered into the drawing for the prize. And what is this prize, you may be asking? This month you have the chance to win a $10 store credit. Woot!! Who wouldn’t want $10 to spend on amazing sequins or felts, which are my new favorite things right now!!
I will have the links for the rest of the blog hop at the bottom of the post so you can continue on your way.
For this month Khristina has made some cut files to share. They are super cute and perfect for this time of year where we are going back to school. You can find them on the SpiegelMom Scraps Blog.
I wanted to do something a little different for this layout. I like to do that from time to time, switch things up. I decided to do two 6×12 layouts to document my photos about reading. I will put them in 6×12 protectors next to each other in my album.
I mostly used the same papers on each side so that they look like the belong together but changed a few things around so they looked different.
I have been loving tags lately. I can’t get enough of them!! I layered some manilla tags from the SpiegelMom Scraps store. They are nice and big so I just typed out some journalling from my computer and added it to my tags. It was a really fun way to journal and draw your eye to the tags.
I love how these cork hearts look on the layout!!
I added these metal clips for some added textures. Plus they remind me of bookmarks a little, so I had to use them. I also layered a glittered tag at the top. The hand drawn white hearts adds a nice homemade touch too.
Here is some more cork hearts and it’s perfect as another layer on the strips of paper. It also gives a nice shelf for the title and cut file Khristina made. I used a music notes patterned paper from Maggie Holmes Shine collection to cut out on with my Silhouette. It really plays while with this book type of theme.
Did you notice the stack of books, adorable!!
For the second side of my spread I started off with Kraft cardstock. I debated a while before I finally stuck with this decision. In the end I wanted each 6×12 sheet to be it’s own spread though. I wanted it to look like it stood alone as well as match the page next too it.
I wanted the photos to be the star focus on this part of the spread too. These are the books I read over the summer as we were moving and living in the hotel.
I used a tag next to each photo so I could write in the title of the book, even though you can mostly tell what books I was reading. Just in case I forget, I mean it is bound to happen one day right?!
Just like the other spread I used the same embellishments to match. This makes the layouts feel like the are the same without be to matchie.
I really like the look of the photos overlapping each other and I added foam under my photos to pop them up more for dimension.
Here is another one of those metal clips. I love that it had a heart too, so I could match hearts with other heart embellishments, like the cork and the puffy hearts from Fancy Pants Designs
I added a simple title to the top of this spread. I like the look of little title stickers but one work in round circles. It adds interest and draws your eye to the title. Then you know what this spread is all about.
I really like how this whole thing turned out. It was really fun to make and it told a bit of info about me and my interests this summer. I think this will be fun to go back to next year or the year later and see how my reading habits change. I also want to create another spread like this with the books my kids read this summer too.
Here is a picture of the whole thing together.
Khristina is the next stop on the hop, go check out her amazing work!! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the hop and comment so you can be entered in the drawing for a chance to win $10 in the store. Also all the products I linked in this blog are found in the store. If you use my code Hannah15 you can get 15 % off your purchase.
Blog Hop List
>>>>>Hannah Lemieux<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE
>>>>>>>>Khristina Sorge<<<< GO HERE NEXT
Be sure to check out my Youtube channel and watch the process video of how I made this layout!!
Have an inspired day!!