So here is my wee kissy girl :) I took Larissa down the road from our house to a dirt road that is little used and was just draped with gorgeous fall foliage. We had a little mini photoshoot and coming on the end she was getting bored. She gave me this kissy face which made me burst out laughing. She was so pleased with having made me laugh that I got several minutes of various kissy faces. I wanted to use fun and playful elements for this page. At the recent Let's Capture Our Memories crop I got to sit next to a bunch of awesome gals...we had a hoot! Miss Cindy kept throwing goodies my way...she gave me the awesome ribbon and pattern paper (bird/swirl paper - Carolee's Creations) in this layout. I bought the die cut paper (WRMK) and the Crate Paper (Season Collection) chipboard there and it all just seemed to be made for each other. This layout came together really fast and I enjoyed whipping it up. I really like it because I've felt like I've been a bit of slump lately and that all my work looks the same. This felt fresh, fun and a little different for me.
Here are a few close-ups. Oh oh oh...I almost forgot. I also got these puffy AC Thickers at the retreat. It was my first time getting my hands on puffy alphas and I really enjoyed them....love the glossy texture they brings to the page.
I did journal on this page but it's a little hard to see in these photos. It was just inside the hand stitching around the circle. It's not always really noticeable but there is almost always journaling on my pages. When I look back at my older albums, it's always the journaling that I cherish the most so now I always try to find a place to squeeze some writing in.