nature walk

Amy Sorensen has hosted this week over at with the theme of Field Trips and how they might inspire us to look at common things in a new way, how we might be inspired by shapes we see or colors, or, or, or.

I took the assignment of a Nature Walk, as that is something we do quite often around here. Here are a few details I wrote up for Amy's post on Tuesday with the original layout I created and here the layout is again with a little something extra.

I stitched the date with my Mom's vintage 1970s Singer sewing machine. I've been sewing much more paper than fabric these days.

The little something extra is that strip of ribbon at the bottom. It kind of throws off the dimensions, but oh well.

And here's Isabella's layout which has been further embellished with a ribbon at the bottom of the page because when I printed off the photo for her layout later the next day, I must have sized it differently and that left me with extra room at the bottom of the photo. 

Into my scraps drawer I went and found the yellow paper scrap, already scallop trimmed {a leftover from my Week in the Life mini book} which still left a small space and led me to add a bit of ribbon. And that's why Victoria's layout got some ribbon, too. I didn't want her to think she has less cute stuff...they watch that kind of stuff sometimes, ya know?

And here's the B side to the pink paper, which I had originally planned to use, but didn't. I thought the muted colors would look more "nature" like, but just couldn't resist the pink for my pink girl and I'm happy with my decision. 

I asked Victoria which layout she liked best, because these layouts have the same journaling, just different embellishments. She chose the greenish blue, which is the one I actually made for her. Whew. That worked out well.

I often make two {or three if it's a memory with Zach} layouts with the same design and just switch up the papers and embellishments. How about you?

1 comment

  1. Wonderful layouts! I really like the big journaling block. Love how you changed it up just a bit by changing the background paper. Wonderful job!


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