I have been hard at work, creating layouts with the page kits I created a few weeks ago with some older supplies (thanks to prompts from Shimelle’s Remix class). I will admit to hoarding quite a bit of Scenic Route paper. I still have a package of their oh-so-popular grid papers and several papers from several other collections. It’s not like I have been saving them for a special project or anything, I just haven’t gotten around to using them. Yet.
So when Shimelle had a prompt for the Cape Town collection, I was eager to comply.
Of course I still had papers from this collection. And I have to say. . .it feels great to finally be creating layouts with this collection. It’s been on my list to create this page to honor this community I have moved to. The colors were perfect! I have never been crazy about the “apartment” feel to this condo unit — after having owned a home with a big yard for many years. Still don’t, but it’s the duck pond right outside the front door that finally won me over. It’s one of the many things that make me happy that I came home to Orlando.
I always loved the color combination in these papers. For a long time (back in the day) there weren’t a lot of collections with black in them — so many contained brown. I was very drawn to this collection at the time because of the black and I tried to play that up with the few embellishments I did add to this page.
Super simple design, inspired from the class. I used the Tim Holtz Distress Markets to color the magnolia stamp. I thought the colors matched perfectly (love to create my own embellishments that coordinate so well!) and I added black bling to the centers to play off the other black accents. I used a bit of washi tape and some circle word embellishments for a finishing touch.
Other: Scenic Route and Sassafras papers, K&C word embellishments, OA Denim alpha, AC Iguana Thickers, Recollections bling, Basic Grey journaling stamp
Have you scrapbooked your neighborhood? If not, take a walk with your camera and capture some of your favorite things. Make sure to document it!
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