This is just a simple one today.  Again, sometimes it's the everyday stuff that I just don't think about scrapbooking or documenting.  I have seen a few other scrappers online document what they are reading right now so I thought I would create a layout about what I am currently reading.

 I had just finished reading 'If I Stay' and had heard a lot of good things about this YA book, 'Eleanor and Park'.  A coming of age first-love story about this odd couple. So far I am enjoying what I am reading.

 I wanted this layout to be simple, to just focus on the book cover.  I also wanted to echo the written text from a book into the layout somehow so this patterned paper was perfect.  Also, as Eleanor's flaming reddish orange hair was such a big part of who she is and part of the cover art I wanted to use the colour orange as a primary colour in this layout.

 I wanted a small label to notate my journalling. I picked this label as it had an antique effect which went well with the patterned paper as well as the feel of the layout. 

 I added a few embellishments, some stickers, the designer brad and then thought it needed something else.  As the book cover and the title had an ampersand in it I thought it would tie in well to use an ampersand as an embellishment and this one couldn't have been better.

The full page:
SUPPLIES | Background paper is brown Bazill cardstock.  The patterned paper is an antique newsprint style paper, which I'm not sure what brand it is simply because I have had this paper almost since I started scrapbooking (which by the way is a looong time). The orange and white polka dot paper is by Echo Park called "Dots & Stripes".  The designed brad is by My Minds Eye from The Sweetest Thing line.  The brown wood ampersand are Thickers called Patchwork by American Crafts. The "let's go!" and "wow" stickers are called Typeset by Simple Stories. The journalling label is by RJB Stone called Sass & Belle. The letters spelling out "Reading" are by American Crafts from the Everyday kit.

Christine  : )

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