I hope all my American friends- expats and natives- are enjoying their 4th of July celebrations today! I can’t wait to see all my friends’ and family’s pictures.
I’ll be doing celebrating of my own- in my own special way today- I’m sharing more of my artwork with you today! I’m also doing it while the kiddos still sleep, so that in itself is worth celebrating!
I made quite a few layouts in between this post and my last post from last week, and I’m not quite sure where to start! Should I share them all, or start with my most current one? My heart is telling me to start with the oldest one, which means I’ll have lots of catching up to do! Is everyone in agreeance? If so, lets get started!
One of the fun things about going to visit Grandma M is all the fun things she has planned for the kids to do while we visit. This time, in particular, we were visiting so that my husband could get his hunting fix in; once that’s done, we sit down and make deer sausage from it. It sustains us throughout the year, when we come back again for more! All four of us loves our wild meat. Having children this time around, threw a new kink into our tradition. Somehow we had to keep them entertained while we worked, and this was grandma’s solution. Grandma M to the rescue!
I used up a mixture of scraps to create this fun grid style layout. Finding layout sketches like these online and on Pinterest are a wonderful way to use up a variety of sizes of scraps, not just large ones. I store all my scraps in three drawer Sterilite containers, and keep them underneath my scrap table for easy and quick access. If you’re wondering, I also store them by color, making finding what I’m looking for a breeze. I have one smaller container and one larger one, and I find the larger one is perfect for storing 12×12 size papers, if I need to. (Sometimes I pull a sheet of card stock out that I think I want to use, then come to find I don’t want to use it. I am lazy, so usually just throw it in one of my paper containers. If its too large, I store it ontop of my garbage can, which is right next to my craft table, or on my desk, which is next to that. Yes, I am lazy.)
The scraps I used came from three different CTMH collections and Fundamentals papers. See how flawlessly collections can work with each other? And, the sizes of papers are just large enough to direct your eye to them without overwhelming the layout. I just love it! Its just enough drama to be noticeable, but not over the top. Something like my twins’ personalities.
And, as you can see, I doodled some more on this layout, as well. Doodling makes my heart so happy.
-CTMH Workshop Your Way Charlotte (retired)
-CTMH Workshop Your Way Some Kinda Wonderful (retired) *The paper packet is still available X7217B
-CTMH Adventure Fundamentals Z3253
-CTMH White Daisy Card stock 1385
-CTMH Whisper Card stock X5929
-CTMH Slate Card stock X5930
-CTMH Puffy Stickers (retired)
-CTMH Skylark Complements (retired)
-CTMH Seaside paper packet (retired)
-CTMH Choose Happy SOTM S1503 (retired)
-CTMH My Acrylix Stamp Set My Life D1572 (retired)
-CTMH Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2805
-CTMH Slate Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad Z2873
-CTMH Bitty Sparkles Z1263
Just as a side note, I used my Cricut to cut the title and crown, and the washi tape may (it may also not) be CTMH. I don’t remember anymore! Part of the title was cut using Cricut CTMH Art Philosophy (the word ‘queen’); the rest is Sophisticated and A Child’s Year, neither of which are CTMH products.