Hi everyone! This is Karen, back with another episode of Mix and Match!
For this month, I was thinking about how quickly time is passing and I wanted to focus on an update for my kids and how much they've grown and who they are right now in their lives.
I also wanted to use more silver since I liked using that last month. I often hear people worry about using pinks on boy pages so I also wanted to show you how I use lots and lots of pink on my pages even though I have two boys.
As far as I am concerned, nothing is unacceptable on any kind of page as long as you like it.
Here's the layout I came up with:
Since this layout is two pages in one, I always think about how to balance the two pages out so it's clear that they go together. In this layout, I used the narrow pink washi tape to join the two sides together.
I love how something so simple can give the feeling of uniformity. Also, since the top right was so embellishment heavy, I added a small cluster to the bottom of the right side page and one to the left bottom of the left page.
To me, these form a triangle that focuses your attention back to the photos and allows your eyes to stay on the page and not wander off.
Here's the top right cluster:
I want to mention a few important things about this cluster. This comes from three different MME product lines and I pulled embellishments apart and layered them to make them fit with my vision and goal for the page.
This is something I cannot mention enough times. You do not have to use the embellishments as they come. All of the MME lines play really well together and you can combine embellishments across lines old and new and come up with exactly what you want.
Here's the bottom left page:
For those of you who are like me and do a lot of journaling, you can still add small, lovely bits of embellishment to your page. These little bits can add personality and color to your page.
And here's the bottom right side:
I have noticed that I use the MME chipboard pieces more and more in my titles. I love coupling them with the small alphabets which then means my title can be super long or pretty short.
I also wanted to mention the stitching. I often love to stitch on my pages because it keeps the embellishments firmly down and it adds texture to my pages. It's also a great reminder not to focus on perfection since I can't stitch straight to save my life.
That's it from me for this month! I hope you've enjoyed this layout and if you have any questions or have or anything you'd like to see more of, make sure to leave me a comment. Have a great February.