Sunday, October 7, 2012

Live, Laugh, Love

These are words to live by. These are words I need to be reminded of and words that I hope my children take with them when they go off to live their own lives.

This layout uses the fantastic October Birds of a Feather kit and a photo from my cousin's wedding last August. I wanted to keep it simple and to the point and I also wanted to focus two specific design concepts: creating a visual triangle and keeping all of the page elements grounded. I purposely didn't add any journaling because I wanted the title and the photo to speak for itself.
Here's a closeup of the title, banner and one of the pieces of my visual triangle. I loved using the chipboard pieces from the kit and I just LOVE the embossed cardstock! It pained me to cut it-- it's definitely something I would have otherwise hoarded! I used some of the chipboard buttons to anchor the banner along with some twine from the kit, as well.

And, next comes a super simple card that I plan to send to my grandmother. She's been in a nursing home since a fall at Easter that broke her hip. She loves to get mail, and we've been making a special effort to send her cards at least once a week. So, the majority of the cards I've made lately have been with her in mind.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! This October Kit has been a dream to work with! The papers and embellishements are all so beautiful and thoughtfully put together!  If you have an opportunity to check out the BOAF Kits, you should!  I can tell you that the next kit is TO-DIE-FOR and you are definitley not going to want to miss it!


  1. love, love, love the pretty color combination in this layout! Such a sweet photo of your kiddos. Miss you!

  2. LOve this kit! You rocked it! I really like your first design of E. Gorgeous.


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