This is my last post for March! Funnily enough this layout actually captures the start of March.
If you are a regular reader of my blog (this means you Tessa and maybe one other!) I have a catch-up usually once a month with a couple of close mates of mine. This month we decided to try a new place in Windsor called Bill's, a sort of shabby chic down to earth place that is right up my street. We met there on a Sunday afternoon for brunch and it was fabulous! Time with Sembi and Dan is always time well spent and such good fun.
They truly are good for my soul!
SUPPLIES | For the top insert the background paper is simply brown cardstock. On the left hand side I used a bit of yellow polka dot paper and on the right a 3x4 journaling card, both by Simple Stories. The sticker letters and the @ symbol are both by Simple Stories. For the bottom insert, the background paper is an old Chatterbox scrap I had stashed away. The "eat" letters are Simple Stories. The gold star and gold camera are both Studio Calico. The circular "hello there" sticker is from the D.I.Y. line by Simple Stories.
For the opposite page I used one of the heavy card page inserts that come with the Simple Stories Sn@p albums. We took a couple snapshots that day so I picked a few of the best and used them. I love the pic in the centre of the page, such a great shot. These two can make me laugh like no one else can!
SUPPLIES | For this page I wanted a collage look so once I had the photos where I wanted them I just started layering things around them. From the top the blue polka dot paper is a PL card, the red "smile big" bingo card is by Simple Stories, the red Sunday tab on the top left is from The Daily Grind line by Simple Stories. All the stickers - genuine, life is great, captured, hello weekend and the heart this arrow are all Simple Stories. The orange polka dot tape is by Simple Stories. The strips of paper down the right hand side are all PL and Simple Stories. The number 3 tab is by American Crafts. The black washi tape is by Queen & Co.
The next insert is just a simple insert I did to document having a Diet Coke at McDonald's, for the first time in a long time! I used to drink Diet Coke like it was going out of style but eventually weaned myself off of it a few years back (after many attempts I must admit), once I learned how bad it truly is for you. My preference used to be Diet Coke in a bottle, then a can if a bottle wasn't available but typically not a fountain Coke, as I don't really like the way it tastes watered down. But with McDonald's Diet Coke I find that it has a very distinctive taste to it, unlike any other fountain Diet Coke. On this particular day I was driving back from signing up with a recruitment firm in Uxbridge when I found myself gagging for a drink and also a bit peckish. So I pulled into a drive-thru McDonald's, the only one around for miles. Drive-thru's are not that frequent here in the UK as they are in the US!SUPPLIES | For the insert on the left the striped background paper is Simple Stories and the grid paper with the journaling on it is the middle of a Project Life card. The green "Wednesday" tab at the top is from The Daily Grind collection by Simple Stories. On the right I mounted the pic of the Diet Coke on simple white cardstock and then put green polka dot washi tape by Queen & Co around the edges.
(Shot of full page layout)
The pic below is a snapshot of Rupert and I in the car at Braywick Park, right before we got out to go for a walk. We were watching a couple dogs playing around on the grass near the car and I was whispering secrets into Rupert's ears At the mention of certain things his ears perked right up, I loved the look in his eyes and how attentive his gaze became. I quickly whipped out my phone and captured the moment.
SUPPLIES | All the stickers are Simple Stories with the "Cherish Everyday" sticker from the D.I.Y. line. The pink and orange flowery background paper is by Dovecraft called Garden Party, something I found at Wilko's.
SUPPLIES | Stickers are by Simple Stories. Enamel dots are from the D.I.Y. line by Simple Stories and the enamel heart is by October Afternoon from the line called "Milk Money".
That's it. I am officially done with all my posts for the month of March! On to April!!