best ever adventure ~ wanderlust


So as you may or may not know I have 5 children. And for many years I took pride in 'keeping up' with their albums.

Cue 2015.

Yeah...not so much. Letting go a bit of this need to perfectly fill each child's album with all the most recent events and what not.

I am finding myself move in the direction of sharing moments with them and speaking to them by way of journaling about the moment more than trying to document each and every occasion and event.

But when I recently came across these photos from a hiking trip in September,  I was just struck by a few things in these photos. So this page now belongs to my youngest daughter and is part of her album.

I look forward to this freedom I think the approach will bring me in the future. Especially now that the older ones are, well, older. The words I want to share with them are so much different than when they were littles.

The collection used here is Heidi Swapp's Wanderlust. It's a beautiful program available at Joann and also showing up online in places like A Cherry On Top.

The collection is so so perfect for any sort of travel or hiking or discovery type layout. The elements help tell the story perfectly. I used one of the Memory Dex Cards here to highlight the date. I have always been a push over for anything tabbed. These cards will be finding their way on lots of my layouts and only maybe actually in the Desktop Memory Dex Tray.

The Memory Dex Pockets, also intended for the Desktop Tray, will wander and be found on other projects. This one here is actually holding my journal card.

Another Memory Dex Patterned Card is used as the inclosed journal spot. I trimmed off the bottom pieces that attach to the Tray and rounded the corner.

The last thing I wanted to share by way of the design is the Sentiments Foil Rub On Kit. I took the 'best ever' image and rubbed the sticker part on pattern paper. Then the gold foil was rubbed over the sticky using my finger to add some heat. And tad-dah! A beautiful gold foil feature. That and the Salmon Color Shine misted 'adventure' Wood Veneer rounded out this project and gave it it's name as well.

1 comment:

  1. Dein Blog ist Traumhaft schön, lauter tolle Sachen gibt es hier bei dir zu entdecken! Lg Stephanie