Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Work in Progress Layouts

Well, March seems to be getting away from me! I've been so busy, and every day I promise I'm going to post my Work in Progress layouts, and the day escapes. But here we go! The March kit features Echo Park's new For the Record Collection. So fun and so versatile!

So here's my first page.


My journaling, which I tucked into that black envelope, reads:
Every so often, when I'm looking for pictures to scrap, I come across this old snapshot, and it gets me remembering. It was taken long ago, in the 80's, I think, in Williamsburg. It makes me remember how we used to go on day trips every weekend. We'd just hop in the car and drive somewhere new. We don't do that so much anymore, and it makes me long to start doing this again. I remember that coat. I loved it so much, but I outgrew it as I gained weight. My hair. It was so much redder, and I didn't have all this white hair that I have now. I remember going for perms every few months. Hamsa used to do my hair--I went to him for almost twenty years. I remember the very first time I got a perm. I was so nervous--afraid that it would turn out poodle-frizzy--but Hamsa took hours on it, and it came out beautiful. I look at this photo and remember how energetic we were in our youth. I didn't have bad knees back then and I hadn't gained so much weight. We still have fun, but it was a different kind of fun when we were younger. I'm not sure who took this picture, since we we'd usually go to Williamsburg just the two of us, but I remember we went there with Ana and Luis, and that makes me remember them and how we'd hang out and play spur-of-the moment daytrippers.  It's amazing how one simple snapshot can make you remember so much, so I finally decided to scrap this old picture. {Journaled 2.26.11}

And some details...Trish packed some cool 4x4 envelopes into the kit. I used a border punch on the flap and added the "take note" sticker to indicate that there was journaling inside. I stitched the envelop onto the polka dot paper on three sides and then stitched the text print paper over top of that, being careful not to stitch over the top of the envelope so I could slide in my journaling.


The design team had a little challenge going this month to use free-floating banners, so I added them to this page.


There were a whole bunch of awesome stamped tags in the kit, and I wanted to use the one that had this cool camera image, but there was also an orange frame stamped on the tag that wasn't working with my color scheme, so I cut out the stamped camera and adhered it to the back of another tag. Voila--problem solved!


I love these leaf stickpins that came in the kit and stuck them through some flowers from my stash. The red gingham ribbon and label also came in the kit.


So there's my first layout. Take a look at the awesome work my teammates did with this kit in the WIP gallery.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!


7 comments:

Alia said...

What a special page!

Lynn said...

beautiful lo and journaling. i love all the colors and embellies.

Mary Ann Jenkins said...

Oh my goodness, another beautiful layout. Your work really inspires me Debbie. I love the little details and the layering.
Thanks so much for sharing!

Fi said...

Another great layout Deb, the echo pack really went well with this photo. Love the whole story as well, oh I remember the days when I think just about everyone got around with perms...lol

jamie said...

oh my goodness, Debbi, I did not even notice the black envelope before. I love what you did with it. So perfect. Fabulous as always. Enjoying your project and your thoughts.
~j

BabyBokChoy said...

I adore how you used the black envelop, thanks for the close-up!!! And you write well :) and it's fun to reminisce about the past, I love the style of writing, reflecting on an old photograph, very nicely done!

Paula said...

Gorgeous layout Debbi! I have a lovely blog award for you on my blog!

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