Hey there! It's Kira and I am back with another layout in my Life Crafted album. At the beginning of the year, I didn't have any set plans for these Life Crafted albums. I thought I would just randomly do a layout here and there, and it would be a nice switch from my everyday scrapbooking. But then I decided to use one as a vacation album, and I just fell in love with this size as a way to document events, rather than random stories. So I am going to be using my teal one as my beach day album! Here's a look at the layout I made today:
I love this subscriber exclusive cut file that says "find joy everyday". I thought it worked perfectly with this photo of my youngest carefully observing a hermit crab on the beach. He is totally obsessed with anything sea creature related, so seeing a crab in its natural environment in real life pretty much made his day.
To decide which paper I would cut out this cut file on, I first needed to decide on what products I planned to use. All of my beach pictures are printed in color since I couldn't bring myself to dull out the vibrancy of the day by printing in black and white. This means that its a tad harder to pick out a color scheme since I have to work with the colors in the photo. So while looking through the papers from the Life Crafted Kit, I stopped on this pretty floral with pink, red, blue and yellow. It was easy to find some papers to match, using both the Life Crafted kit and add-on kit for the month.
I used the floral paper to fussy cut some flowers out. And I used the Signs of Life paper to cut out the cut file. I layered the fussy cut flowers around the cut file, adhered everything down and then stitched around the cut file in pink thread. I added more embellishments around the page from both kits.
On the reverse page, I used one of these pocket pages. I used one of the 4x6 cards from the LC kit, and adhered my photo in the upper left corner. I added some more fussy cut flowers to make the whole layout feel cohesive. I added my journaling and a puffy sticker from the LC kit.
In the 2x4 spot, I fussy cut the library type cards from the Signs of Life paper. I know that the study of crustaceans isn't technically entomology, but I thought it was close enough for the picture of the hermit crab. I cut the library card down to fit, and added more fussy cut florals. I added a tiny word sticker with some foam adhesive.
Here's a look at the entire layout again:
Thanks for stopping by!