Well, folks, the end of the year is almost upon us and I must say that it’s been quite a challenging year on multiple fronts, but we’re putting this year behind us, we’re not even glancing in that rear view mirror, we’re on the open road and we’re moving forward. That’s what this month around here has been all about: deciding our goals for not only this site but for ourselves. I think that the month of December is always one of reflection about what has been and I have to be honest, there’s been some of that, but for the most part, it’s all future planning and I have to say, I’m excited about it.
In the vein of wrapping up things, I’ve done a lot more crafting than I have done blogging. Sometimes, the words just don’t come – neither here in written form or on my youtube channel in spoken form. If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know of my struggles this year with my crafting. I’m happy to say that I think that I’ve moved past them, but there are some layouts that remain that you may be interested in seeing and as such, I’m interested in showing them to you.
First up is a layout that had been percolating around in my head since these photos first appeared on Christina’s facebook page in November of 2014. I stole the pictures right away and even printed them that day, but for whatever reason, I couldn’t figure out how to get the pictures on to a scrapbook page. Then, I saw this cut file in the Silhouette store. It reads, “Caught Red Handed,” add that one to the cut file that says “Busted”, and at that moment, I knew that the idea for the layout had finally arrived.
You see, the then two year old decided she wanted a snack and so, she helped herself into the pantry to find one. Her mother turned around to see just these two little feet (with her shoes on backwards, no less) poking out from underneath the door way. I’m so thankful that Christina captured not just my niece’s reaction to being caught, but those little feet that she first noticed.
It didn’t take very long to make this layout – even with the fighting I did with my sewing machine. That washi tape you see at the top and bottom, yeah, that wasn’t supposed to be there, but I had to rescue the mangled mess that was my sewing along the bottom. Just need more practice with that.
I used the red camera inthe bottom left of the layout to pull some of that red color that is so predominant in the rest of the layout down into that section. Used some black triangles and that plastic phrase “I Want to Remember” that I received in a Scraptastic Kit many moons ago and rounded out the embellishments with some cork. The cork stars to continue the theme of stars from the vellum background, the “hi” to indicate her mother finding her. The phrase “a little birdie told me” to reflect Christina posting the picture on Facebook and I just had to point to those two little feet.
If you’d like to travel back in time and watch me create this layout, please visit my youtube channel at the link below.
Otherwise, I’ll see you next time – with GASP! a before and after video of my scrapping space.