Wednesday, October 26, 2011

More Stash Diving Kit Layouts

Shimelle encouraged us to "Start Big" when we began using our homemade kit, however I forgot that advice and started small, with a single page layout and one photo. Then I remembered the directions and decided to create a two page layout with my kit next. I started with my photos and inspiration from one of the Double Take sketches.
I did add a couple of brads that were not part of my kit to complete this layout.

I started with the prompt 5 sketch and two photos of Robbie for this next layout. These photos were taken at his new job because they needed a photo to add him to the company website. Everything on this layout came from my Stash Diving kit with the except of the white cardstock I used to mat the photos, which I pulled from my scraps file.
Journaling reads: My Dearest Robbie, It might sound a little crazy since we actually are together every day, we live in the same house & sleep in the same bed, but lately I've really been MISSING YOU! Ever since you returned to work full time, I miss you during the day. I miss all the time we had to spend together all those months you were in between jobs, having lunch together every day, playing games, traveling, watching movies, running errands, all the little things that we enjoy together. Even though our life is great, I miss having all that extra time together! I love you. NA&F Melissa

I tried something new on this layout and cut a picture out of one of the pieces of patterned paper to use as an embellishment, an idea that Shimelle talks about in one of the handouts. This little girl made me think of sitting and waiting for Robbie to come home from work each day.

I included a second cut out on the layout in a diagonal with the first, another technique Shimelle emphasises that will help tie the entire layout together.

I still have plenty of papers and embellishments left in my kit for a few more layouts and maybe a card or two. I'm hoping to find time over the next few days to finish up with this kit.

13 comments:

furrypig said...

great pages Melissa and I really love the page about your hubby your words are beautiful xxx

Ginger said...

Beautiful heartfelt journaling on your layout Melissa :)

CherylM said...

Totally agree about the heartfelt and so so sweet journaling. You're doing a wonderful job with your paper stash!

Sian said...

Ack! Blogger just ate my comment! You make a lovely couple Melissa.

MonicaB said...

Wonderful from the heart journaling. Another great job using your stash to create a lovely page.

Sue Althouse said...

So fun to see how you are using your kit! I know how you feel - my husband is self-employed and works from home many days. On the weeks when he's out visiting accounts, I can get quite lonely!

Alison said...

Lovely page and journalling Melissa!
Alison xx

alexa said...

Love that little girl - she just fits so beautifully. I hope Robbie gets to read this. :)

Rebekah said...

What a beautiful theme! Lovely pages!

Jimjams said...

Two super pages and I just love the journalling on the one about Robbie!

Tammy said...

Awesome pages! I love the flowers cut from pattern paper. I always want to do that too and then forget. Love how yours look so I really need to remember to do it. :) Have a great weekend!

humel said...

How did I miss this post before?! Lovely layouts Melissa, and like everyone else I love the journaling/letter to Robbie xx

Karen said...

You're doing a great job of keeping up with this class. I've been buried under, but hopefully will find some crafting time this week. Love the layouts!