My projects for the month of June are up on the Nikki Sivils' blog today. For two of my projects this month, I used the Messages collection & decided to challenge myself to use the collection for it's unintended purpose. Sometimes when I've been working with a collection for awhile, I like to see if I can use it for a different reason just to show some versatility. Or... perhaps I just like to make things difficult for myself & spend more time than necessary on a page? That's how I roll sometimes. Or... actually a lot of the time... who am I kidding?
There's lots of red + green in the Messages collection, so I went with a Christmas page & some list-style journaling of some of the things Bryn wanted for Christmas last year...
I printed a pretend letter to Santa on some of the lined patterned paper using a typewriter font. I also covered the orange that was on the typewriter cut-out with black marker, as the orange would've clashed with the rest of the colors on my page...
And then I made a birthday page using Messages again, as it matched well with the colors in my photos even though it's not really a birthday-ish collection. Although it's probably more birthday than Christmas... just sayin'.
Using the Exit Here collection, I made a quick birthday card for my sweet friend & fellow Nikki Sivils' design team member, Melanie, who's also a fellow May birthday. It was sent out a little late, but better late than never I guess! ;-)
Off to do Spin class, then a little running & then a little birthday party planning for my soon-to-be-11-year-old. Like... as in this weekend.
She requested a rainbow theme for our family BBQ.
Let's see.....hmmmmm......rainbows...... ummmmmm...... welll.... OK!
Wonder if I can work some clouds into the theme too? Hee hee.