When our family enjoyed it's most recent vacation to Orlando, I was determined to get a photo of the hubs and myself. If you are anything like me you have thousands of photos of your kids, your pets, landscapes, random everyday images, and only a handful of you with your significant other. I noticed this fact recently and am determined to change it.
I believe that when we're old and grey, looking back over our life together will be even more enjoyable if we are able to look back and laugh at photos of ourselves together, taking in how much will have changed or remembering what may have been going on in life during that chapter in our lives.
The photo really doesn't do them justice, but the flamingos at Seaworld in Orlando were such a vivid orange/pink I just had to get a photo in front of them, thankfully the hubs obliged my request.
When I saw this gorgeous flamingo transparency in the Citrus Bliss collection, I just knew I'd have to scrap 'flamingos-on-flamingos'. You'll notice that I layered the transparency onto the pixelated look ombré patterned paper, giving it a little more depth, and support knowing that I would be layering and stitching onto the transparency.
I believe that journaling is an important part in my memory keeping. That said, I don't always manage to create a design that allows for it to be exposed. The solution: shipping tags in all sizes. If you don't own shipping tags, no problem, as even just a scrap of cardstock will serve the purpose. Here I have used a tiny glassine bag to hold my tag, but you can achieve the same effect by strategically placing your adhesive behind your photo, creating a pocket to hold your journaling.
I love that the chipboard flamingo from the sticker pack is the exact same size as the one printed on the Insta Kit card from the same collection, perfect for layering. I have a sneaking suspicion that the Insta Kits from both the Citrus Bliss and Atlas collection are going to be BIG this summer. So easy to put together a mini album with these little cards and frames.
Ever finish a layout and feel like it's missing just a little something? The multitude of pieces in the ephemera packs help to solve that problem in a pinch. Choose a few coordinating pieces, add a little 3D adhesive to the bottom piece, and layer the second piece directly atop. Create a cluster by adding some enamel dots, mist drops, or paint, and a veneer piece or two in the corner of your layout and voilà, layout complete.
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