I also wanted to share my first layout as a Garden Girl. I created this layout using photos of Darian from the first and last days of school this past year. Isn't it amazing how much he's grown? My journaling not only makes note of the physical changes but also how his personality has grown as well. To view this layout on Two Peas in a Bucket click here.
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I used lots of school themed elements on this layout from my primary color scheme to cork, staples, and mini paper clips. Oh and of course I threw in a chipboard apple for good measure. ;)
The letter stickers from Basic Grey for my title were not quite the right shade of red so I used a Copic marker to color them and make them a bit darker. This is one of my favorite techniques since I am a bit of a "matchy matchy" person when it comes to colors on my layouts.
I chose a primary color scheme using papers from Bella Blvd, My Mind's Eye, and Echo Park. The label stickers on my layout are from October Afternoon. I seriously have TONS of these label stickers. In my opinion you can never have enough and I probably use them on every single layout I create! The brads are actually old Making Memories brads from my stash. I love being able to sprinkle in some older products with my newer goodies.
And here's a fun way to add a little detail to your layout. I punched a small tag with my son's initial on it and used the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher (one of my favorite tools) to staple it to a star I die cut from a cork sheet. Just something fun and unexpected. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)