Yesterday was a holiday and after a weekend of not doing a whole lot around the house, I decided we should go to the beach! We live in a warm area, not too far from the ocean, why don't we go there more often?! We got lucky. Not a lot of people and perfect weather! I brought along a little stash of goodies to play with on the beach.
Have you seen the new Amy Tangerine website? Go check it out and while you're there, grab your free, downloadable, printable copy of the Creative Handbook! Amy and I teamed together to make this guide to help you break out of creative ruts. It's been really fun to see how people around the world are using it. Hashtag #amytangerinehandbook on Instagram, we'd love to check your pages out too! :)
I recently had the chance to work with Paper Camellia's December Main kit, it was filled with Amy Tangerine's Stitched collection! I loved how they paired it with some of Heidi Swapp's wood embellishments and that pink houdstooth paper, love that combo! I didn't even trim the wood birch edge from the houndstooth because I loved that combo as well!
The first layout has pictures from about 3 years ago of Elsie. It was a kindergarten animal dress up day. Sorta a DIY costume day and we pulled from what we had. The second layout are my two older teens. Just needed Caleb in the mix and I would have had all 4 in one post! Next time :)
I always thought I wouldn't be able to scrapbook for other people. There's just something so intimate and personal about making pages, that I didn't think I could pull it off, nor did I ever have a desire to. Fast forward to a couple of weeks ago when Amy shows me this wedding album she's making for her BFF. There's this many photos left and we have this many weeks to finish it. Jamie enters panic mode. There's about 10 minutes to leave Amy's to get onto LA's nightmare of a freeway system and pick up Elsie from school. Luckily BFF has a gorgeous color scheme, which all the pages will coordinate with. I dig through Amy's super large stash of supplies and grab things that fit within the color scheme. It was like a game show where you had this little bit of time to grab all you needed before the bell rang. (Got to use lots of Shimelle's new line which matched sooo perfectly!) I whip out these pages and my heart is happy.
My first ever Project Life spreads. I now see how this system can be addicting!
And these 2. I am the most proud of these layouts because A: they are reception photos (wedding photographer speaking here) B: they are 2 pagers C: LOOK HOW MANY PHOTOS I MANAGED TO GET ON THESE SPREADS! I'm inserting the hand clapping emoji here!
yeah that's 18 photos. yessss!
I made more layouts for her but didn't photograph them. And I really am proud of them all. I am so excited for Amy to give her the album. :)
The only way I could see tackling a project like this is to be able to grab the color scheme supplies (papers, letter stickers, die cuts and just a few embellishments) and just use from that stash only. It reminded me of an article I wrote for Creating Keepsakes back in 2007 about making so many layouts from a handful of supplies. Not having too many overwhelming options is the key :)