This story was important for me to get recorded. I’ve thought about it a lot since it happened in August.
We were at the shore/boardwalk with the family. It was nice to be in walking distance to the amusement rides and games. After some motion sickness and recovery, we were playing some of the boardwalk games and started to get lucky. My nephew was so excited.
Finally we had a big enough group of people to play for the big prize at the water gun shooting game. I know that if I get off to the right start in that game, I have a good chance of winning. I knew as soon as the bell rang that I had it in the bag because my water gun was spot on the target! He was excited to pick a big prize, he almost didn’t know what to take. We recommended the pirate Minion as he loves pirates. With all the toys in his arms, he was laughing & jumping, he exclaimed “this is the best day ever!” It’s those kind of moments you are so grateful to share with the little people in your life. Seeing them truly happy and excited and innocent, just to bottle that up would be priceless.
I’ve had the photo for a bit knowing what the page title would be. I came across this vellum “best day ever” from a Heidi Swapp collection and put it aside for this layout.
Again I like the simplicity of the one 8.5×11 page with the 4×4 photo (I’m leaning towards an 8.5×11 album for 2016). I pulled the turquoise ombre paper from a value pack from Maggie Holmes, Crate Paper – Flea Market theme. The colors in the photo had some greens and yellows, and there was also black. I thought I would put some black under the photo to help it pop a bit. I saw this pattern paper in Amy Tangerine’s Plus One paper pad, and thought it would look good to use the part that divided the design down the middle. The dots ended up providing lines to include my journaling.
A sweet summer memory!
I feel like I always lean more towards these turquoise/teal/mint colors. Sometimes I think oh I should do something different, but then I think well if that is what I like and what I want, then ok! Do you have a certain color palette you always tend to stick with?
I’ve destashed a lot of paper in the past 2 years and I keep getting rid of colors I don’t really use as much. I think maybe having fewer choices would actually work better for me. I’ve divided by color, but sometimes I keep certain paper packs together because I like complementary colors versus the same shades combined. What paper storing methods have worked for you and what has not?
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Hi Patti – first off GREAT LAYOUT, and something your nephew will treasure many years from now, and that is truly what this hobby is all about.
I am not really sure I have a particular color pallet that a lean toward, but I tend to like bolder colors. I am a very thematic scrapper so I choose paper that I feel represents the location/mood of the photo. However, I tend to shy away from the trending pallet of the teals, unlike yourself teal is just not the color for me.
My paper storage is in a tower of the “jet max” style cubes with the shelf inserts, I sort by type worldwin cardstock (my fave), all other cardstock, specialty cardstock (glitter, mirror, metallic), pattern paper, paper stacks, and collections, scraps of any of those in 12 x 12 “iris” style cases. Works for me, not great, but I really don’t have the time to organize beyond that level at this time.