Have you heard about In Good Company? Susanne is inviting everyone to join her in using up some stash by focusing on a particular manufacturer each week. It sounds like fun, but there's one little problem for me. I really don't pay that much attention to who manufactures a product, I simply choose items that I love. However, when she issued this week's invitation to join her using some Graphic 45 products, I decided to flip through my specialty paper file to see if I might just find a piece of paper that had that little strip across the bottom telling me it was from Graphic 45.
Luck was with me! I found this beautiful paper that Robbie picked up for me a while back.
Some of you are probably asking yourself the same question I've been asking every time I pass over this paper in my stash - how do I use such a beautiful piece of paper? There's so much detail and the page is absolutely perfect all by itself. This is exactly one of the issues that Shimelle has been discussing at the Pretty Paper Party, and she reminds us that if we use that paper and put it in our scrapbook, we will be able to enjoy it every time we look through our layouts. So, I took the plunge by adding one small photo from the storage binder that houses my childhood photos.
This Easter photo was perfect for the Once Upon a Springtime paper. I added a small cluster to the bottom right of the photo so I could include the date and our ages.
I still think the paper is absolutely beautiful and now it's ready to follow the Journey of a Scrapbook Layout until it reaches its final destination in my childhood scrapbook.
The countdown continues over at Life Behind the Purple Door where I am guest posting today to share one of our favorite cookie recipes. (Check it out here.) Cate has been sharing ideas and inspiration for getting ready for Christmas since September 16, counting down the 100 Days to Christmas.