Wow! It’s the end of August already. Our Design Team Members who live in the U.S. have their children back in school and our Canadian and UK Design Team Members are enjoying the last bit of time with their children before they go back.
What a special time of year and what a fun month August was to reflect upon:
Beauty by Tya Smith
Featured Collection: Stella & Rose – Mabel
My word for the month is Nature. This month my family had the opportunity to go to some of the most beautiful National Parks in the world, and they were right here in my own backyard! We went to Zion and Bryce Canyon National parks and spent the days hiking and splashing in the streams and just enjoying the beautiful scenery around us. I am always so moved at the beauty that Mother Nature gives us.
I used the Stella and Rose Mabel collection for my layout. The beautiful blues and rusty oranges were the perfect background for the scenery that we saw. The fun flowers on the edge were cut from my Silhouette machine and then I added some crimped circles and some Fine and Dandy buttons to top them off.
Beach by Anam Stubbington
Featured Collection: Lime Twist
This months word is “beach” as that is the standard answer my girls give to the question of “what shall we do today?” as in the new house we are only a 10 minute walk to the seafront.
I distressed the stickers by rubbing them with a wet q tip.
Papers are lime twist – Fly s Kite ‘wish’ - die cut paper in reverse, Happy go Lucky ‘Perfect’ – Lines reverse, Happy go Lucky ‘together’ – Dotty, Out of the blue “family” - Speckle reverse.
Fine & Dandy – epoxy Brads
Lush – Chipboard Alpha
Extra – White pen, q tip
First Day of School by Jana Eubank
Featured Collection: Lime Twist "Fly a Kite" collection
There is just something nostalgic about the the First Day of School. As a child, I always loved seeing my friends again and having a fresh start with a new class and new teachers. As I help my kids prepare for school each year, I can't help feeling like I need a new beginning, too. I get the desire to clean out the cupboards in my home, get my family ultra-organized, eat better, exercise more, and spend more quality time with the people that matter most to me. On this page, I decided to play up the nostalgic feeling by editing my photo with a worn vintage photo action in Photoshop. The Fly a Kite "Everyday" Alpha Paper is the star of this page and lets the reader know that this is a school-themed page. I used the back of a Life Stories Journaling Sheet as the base of my page. The Kraft color tones down the bright colors of the Lime Twist papers just a bit and compliments the vintage look of the photo.
Lovely by Suzanne Sergi
Featured Collection: Lost & Found 2 – Blush
August was a whirlwind for my family. With a move thrown in the mix, our days seem to be shorter. However, we were blessed to have family in town for a week. It had been two years since we last saw them. It was so nice to simply spend quiet days together, and a few exciting outing for the kids. I love this photo of my daughter, and niece. It shows how much they have each changed in such a short time. However, with them around, it felt like "home." The Lost & Found Breeze Collection with a small mix of the Blush collection was the perfect combination to document this photo. Our outings may not have been complicated, but they were simply lovely days to enjoy together!