I'm usually not a big user of purple, but I really like how this first page turned out. There is a really great mix of patterns in the kit!! Chevron. Check! Vintage book paper. Check!. Pockets and gems and beautiful ribbons. Check! I love that I tried a color that I don't usually use. Made me step out of my comfort zone just slightly!
I was actually inspired for the page by the clear acetate title by Glitz here that says, "I wonder if you wonder." I wanted to use it for my focal point. This page came straight from the heart. My daughter's ADHD has been really tough on us as a family.
She has had it all her life, and struggled, she has to work harder than her peers. She doesn't talk about it much...and I really don't know how it's affecting her personally, or if she thinks about it at all. She has troubles articulating what she feels. She's a very resilient kid and doesn't let much get to her, which is good. I just wonder what she thinks, what the future will hold for her, or if she will overcome some of it when she matures a bit more. Right now, she is on medicine and doing great in school, getting all A's and B's. I don't want it to define her, but it is really a big part of her life right now.
The next project made with the kit was a card from one of the transparencies in the kit. I just folded it in half to create an anniversary card.
I wanted a place to write on the inside of the card, so I cut out a doily shape with my Cuttlebug from white cardstock with Papertrey Ink Doily Details die. I love how it shows through the front of the card and highlights the flower!
To create the little tag on the front that says "US", I simply punched a scalloped border punch out of white cardstock, then trimmed the piece down into little tags. Each scallop makes its own little tag. (See how-to photos.) It's a quick way to make your own mini tags!
My third project is another layout. The photos are of Kati and me at Thanksgiving this year!
This last one is actually my favorite - and it was the quickest page! I cut stars from some of the fun patterns and added a pic of Kati and our dog Maggie. I used one of the transparencies behind the photo to frame it. "Happy" is cut with a Papertrey Ink die called Wonderful Words.
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