write.click.scrapbook. | august gallery

Last week, I gave you a sneak peek of my layout for August's write.click.scrapbook. Gallery. Today, the Gallery is live, so I can now share the entire layout. You'll see some goodies from The Twinery, My Mind's Eye and Momenta. 

Our theme was 'Tis the Season and I took the Summer route here, although I do have plenty of holiday photos that still need to be scrapped. But when I took this photo, I just knew it was going to be special. I love the colors, the smiles, the hug and the joy I see in their faces.

use your goodies
Here, I combined two stamps and a circle punch along with some Seaweed baker's twine from The Twinery, it's one of the four new colors. See the grey and white chevron strip at the top of the orange polka dot paper {Lime Twist collection from My Mind's Eye}? It had a hole in the middle of the strip, which is used to hang the 6x6 pad in the stores, but I just left the strip there for extra interest and covered up the hole with more paper. Never would have known, would you? I used more baker's twine on the die cut arrow just above the title.

don't be afraid
I'll admit that when I was combining all these patterns and colors and shapes for this layout, I worried if it was going to come together. Well, I ended up loving it. I mean really loving it. It works for me, I guess, because it conveys a playfulness that comes with Summer and two sisters loving on each other like they are in the photo. 

do the unexpected
One might expect the title of the page to make a bold statement, but here I used white letter stickers from Momenta. Even though they are the least colorful element on the page, they do make an unexpected impact in their simplicity and the eye is drawn to the word sploosh! as the title. Sploosh happens to be a word Uncle Chad coined and we kinda like it! The bracket border punch I used also helps to draw the eye upward to the title as well.

embrace imperfection
We all know that Instagram photos are not known for their clarity, they do have their imperfections. And I am so very okay with that. If I had run to get my bigger camera instead of using my iPhone, I would have missed this photo. And this photo makes me way too happy to even think about possibly missing the shot.

I mean, really, who can't be drawn in by their happiness?

just do it
Now all you have to do to see the rest of the Gallery is to stop by the write.click.scrabook. blog today and browse around and be inspired by the ridiculously creative talent pool I have the privilege of being a member of. I know I ended that sentence in a preposition, but I'm embracing that imperfection as well today.

P.S. Thank you all for your kind words and warm wishes here on the blog, Facebook and Instagram about my news yesterday. I am humbled. 


  1. This is so adorable.
    I have to admit...when I first saw it I was not sure it was your work...I think it is a little out of the box for you. But it does indeed come together so very nicely. Enjoying all the subtle details here...and that photo is indeed a precious capture.

  2. I am off to check out the Gallery but first I wanted to let you know how precious your page is! I love the mix of colors, the fun elements you added and the whole feel of the page. The split in the journaling is totally unexpected for me but I love it!

  3. Love your layout, Monika. Love all the layers and the twine-stitching. Also the picture of the girls is wonderful.

  4. Your Map Trip Journal is my favorite in your Etsy shop because I love to keep track of where we went along trips, what we did, what we liked and what we didn't.

  5. Love the post, esp the embrace imperfections............. :)

    Monika, you have such a beautiful handwriting - you should get it made into a font :)


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