Big news: I completed a layout this week!
That is a feat for me right now because my moving container arrives in 20 days, my house is only three quarters packed and I am still working full time. But it makes me happy to squeeze in a few minutes of crafting on Sunday afternoons so I do it, even when I should be packing.
This layout had been on my mind for days, so I stopped what I was doing last weekend to get it done. While I have so much to look forward to and I’m beyond ready to move on, I’ve realized there is still some letting go to be done too. Packing up my house is bringing it all to the surface.
I don’t do these introspective journaling pages often, but sometimes, when thoughts overwhelm, it makes me feel better to get it out. Rather than pushing the thoughts and feelings away, I took the time to get them down on paper and this layout is the result. It puts me in much a better place to focus on the exciting things to come!
(Sorry for the bad image. Soon these gloomy grey winter days will be a thing of the past and my photos will be taken with the sun shining!)
I didn’t want this layout to be dark and moody, even though that’s how I was feeling and the photo in the layout was taken on an overcast day. I chose papers with brighter, though somewhat subdued colors.
I started with flowers as the main embellishment but felt they were too happy. I wanted something more low-key. I ended up experimenting and creating these cool medallions with this Martha Stewart corner punch.
These medallions are super easy to make. You can use any regular sized Martha Stewart corner punch. Each one will give you a totally different look. All you do is take a 2” square of cardstock and punch each corner.
This fun shape was the result and I felt that the tiny holes were screaming for some stitching. I put my mad embroidery skills to work and ended up with this fun pattern. It was exactly what I needed for this page.
Other – embroidery thread, Quickutz Recycle alphabet (discontinued)
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I am still planning to keep posting throughout my move next month. But if things do get quiet around here, it’s because I’m focused on packing and moving. Creating may need to slip on the priority list…but never for long! Thanks to everyone out there for your well wishes and supportive comments. It means the world to me!