The October kit, Spice Garden, over at Citrus Tree Studio is just full of gorgeous Fall colors. I really enjoyed working with it. It helped put me in the mood for Fall even when it was still extremely hot here. It is full of goodies by Bo Bunny, Pink Paislee and Jillibean Soup just to name a few.
The first layout is of my daughter a few years back. Our daughter began expressing interest in participating in a "race" having seen my husband and myself run in different events that are held annually in our area. One of these is the "Turkey Trot" held every year near Thanksgiving. She ran and was extremely proud of herself. She still has her ribbon and bib # hanging on her bulletin board in her room.
This one is for one of my older sisters. She is always saying that I have never done a layout of her. She is right, I haven't and I knew that I had to rectify that situation immediately. This one is for you Benay (she is the one standing in the back with the bad perm). ;0)
In addition to creating with the October kit, this month was my turn to use the "Spotlight Product" as well. The product spotlight for this term is a 5x7 tab chipboard album kit and features Teresa Collins' "Haute Cuisine" line. I love the idea of using it to save special family recipes, but I wanted to do something a bit different and a little unconventional. I used it to make a book detailing the "Recipe for a happy family" and include lots of shots of our family through out the years. Here is what I cam up with:
Combine a family of loving hearts.
Add lots of love.
Mix well with respect & trust.
Add gentleness, faith, laughter, hope and joy.
Pour in much understanding (don't forget patience).
Sprinkle with hugs and kisses.
Bake for a lifetime.
Yield: one happy family
On the back cover I created a little pocket to be able to tuck littles notes, drawings, etc.
This turned out to be a really fun project that I will be able to enjoy for many years to come. I used my Slice to cut out all of the orange letters from coordinating cardstock as well as the shaped tags.
Thanks for coming by. I hope you were inspired to go forth and create!