Clues I used: Evidence - woodgrain, book pages, silver metal, window, vintage text, textured paper; Testimony - Document a favorite room.
I've got most of my journaling on the back of my page, but there's a peek of it on the front. Here's what it says, in case you're interested:
I've always had small kitchens, and the one kitchen in my last house that I thought was big really was small because there were so few cabinets. The rest was just empty, useless space. When we bought our new house, it was like a dream come true. And the best part was getting to pick out everything, from the flooring to the cabinets to the countertops. We went to that design center again and again until I thought I had designed the perfect kitchen. Black granite countertops that gleamed like polished jewels. Beautiful cream-colored cabinets with custom pull-outs. Lots of recessed lights. Stainless steel appliances, including a double oven. The awesome island--I never dreamed I'd have a kitchen with an island. A walk-in pantry. Tile backsplash. And loads and loads of cabinets. I love every inch of my kitchen. Well, except for the stupid sink. I should've gone with my gut. There were three choices--a double sink, a single large sink, and the veggie-sink. I wanted to go with the single large sink. But Valerie at the design center kept going on and on about how I should get the veggie sink. Biggest mistake ever listening to her. I curse her name every single day.
Here are some details. The woodgrain paper in the background is by My Mind's Eye.That white grid paper is by BasicGrey. The green paper with the painty-looking brush-strokes is really old--it's by Rebecca Sower. The brads are BasicGrey, and the clip is Making Memories, also pretty old. The oborder punch in the picture below is by EK Success.
The striped paper is by Echo Park.The alphabet paper is by 7 Gypsies. I felt like my page needed some brown near the bottom, so I made a little banner out of some BasicGrey paper (Lily Kate).
My larger pictures didn't show my shiny granite counter tops, so I printed out a smaller picture and duplicated it. In order to not waste ink, I pasted a white rectangle in the center of the picture that was going under the top one. The cut-out flowers are from a BasicGrey Curio paper.
The chipboard window is by Maya Road. I decided to leave it raw to go with the gray in the palette. The brown label on the side is by K& Co. I added the "coordinating pattern on the back" tear strip to indicate that I had journaling on the back.
Come see what the rest of the team and our guest designers made with this Case File, and I hope you'll play along!
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