I am an embellishment junkie. I'm happiest when i have a wide variety in front of me, ready to finish off any project. Studio Calico's Copper Mountain Project Life® kit had more than enough bits and bobs to keep a girl like me happy. the card designs and stamps weren't too bad, either. ;)
week 45 : Nov 2nd-8th | Copper Mountain PL kit + Hello Forever printables + Hello cut files
This was the first week that *really* felt like autumn. We had a warm early fall and it seemed like the leaves would never change - but they finally did. I adore our neighborhood in the autumn, and got a little photo happy recording the gorgeous colors. The rich yellows and reds in this kit matched my photos perfectly.
I've been trying to be better about adding my memorabilia to my album immediately. I have a bad habit of leaving it NEAR my album, and then not remembering what week it went with. When I opened my album, this tag from a pair of jeans for Alex was already there. As an added bonus, it matches the rest of the kit perfectly.
The rainbow starburst card is my favorite. I took the pink 4x6in diecut card from the kit and cut it in half. I flipped it over, and watercolored a rainbow on the back. I finished it with stitching and embellishments that matched.
Switching gears back to spring.Baseball and fluffy clouds and the last day of school. Basically anything on my desk was fair game when I made this page - I love not limiting myself to just the PL kits. I also used two cards from the Valentine card set on this spread - can you spot them? (Hint - it's the "status update" card above and the aqua heart card below. Both were easily altered to fit other themes!)
The bonus to being *mumblemuble* weeks behind is that I have a wide range to choose from. As soon as I saw that awesome "today" card, I knew I wanted to pair it with this photo from the last day of school. I might be obsessed with that design - I'm lobbying to see it turn up again in another form. Anyone else with me?
Speaking of those *mumblemumble* weeks behind... I really have to come up with a plan. I've thought about switching to a Handbook for 2014, but I'm worried it would be too small. I'm also pondering doing 2 weeks in one spread. That may be the way I go - it would give me more flexibility to change to a full spread for busy weeks. I DO know that I'd love to use these calendar cards in next year's book - as eclectic as my PL style is, I love the idea of having a consistent element throughout the year.
I need to keep reminding myself that what I decide now doesn't have to carry the whole year!