If I had influence with the good fairy,
I would ask that her gift to each child
be a sense of wonder so indestructible
that it would last throughout life.
So I love quotes, I mean L-O-V-E them - and finding just the right one when you need it is just the best ever. I ventured into this little store the other day called The Paper Source. It is like an adorable little paper boutique (although it is a chain), with stationary, cards, calendars, & crafting supplies. Don't get me wrong, I love my local scrapbook store & the online stores I frequent - but this was a totally different experience :) I found a few things but what I was most excited about was a book of quotes called Love Life. I highly recommend it for yourself or for a gift :)
I have been working very hard at getting my scrapbook from reorganized. It really had become quite a disaster & it was impossible to find anything. I still have a few more things to put away & I need to label all my drawers so in a few weeks I'll have lots of pics to share & some organizational ideas :) While cleaning I realized I never shared my last assignments for SEI - oops!!! So here they are . . .
First up, a fall layout featuring their Homestead collection. Love the rich autumn colors in this line & such gorgeous patterns!!!
Check out these awesome die-cut leaves - I stitched over the embossed veins to add some fun texture to the layout :)
I also used this versatile collection along with last year's Spooks collection to create this fun Halloween layout . . .
The scallops peeking out are actually border strips from the Spooks line :)
And how cute are those pumpkins??? The Spooks collection is actually on sale for 30% at the Sei store - check it out HERE.
My final layout features the gorgeous Silver Lake collection. I loved the mix of greys, maroon, and kraft together :) (That's my younger brother with Ryan!!!)
Check out these cute vintage style die-cuts from the collection . . .
I had these Maya Road wood snowflakes just itching to be put on a layout. The chipboard circles were cut from a Sizzix die & backed with an assortment of SEI patterned paper.
Oh & my sketch for October . . . simple in design but great to showcase a 4 x 6 or even 5 x 7 photo :)
Thanks so much for reading!!!
ttyl - julie :)