Monday, September 1, 2014

Pause in 2014 {September}

Some of you may remember that my August project for focusing on my word was to volunteer with a non-profit organization. So for September's project, that of course meant creating a layout!

I had recently bought the September card kit from Simon Says Stamps because it was book themed and therefore I had to have it. :) I used several items from the kit for this layout and made a couple of 3"x4" cards for my upcoming Project Life pages. Those pages will have private journaling about why it was important to me to volunteer, which is why there isn't any on my layout.

I've been trying hard to be less stingy about my patterned paper and am winning the battle of just using it up and not holding on to it because it's pretty, oh so pretty. Especially with new collections coming out every time you blink. So in addition to items from the card kit, I used a paper from Studio Calico, a very old Basic Grey alphabet, a couple wood veneer hearts, some Heidi Swapp Color Shine, and a book flair from my Etsy shop.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!


  1. Beautiful mix of patterns and colors, Elise! I'm glad you dug into your stash and used your pretty papers because they really shine here. :)

  2. Love your layout!!
    I am a book lover myself, so this layout is awesome!!
    I really like your book paper flair badge :)

  3. I love your "Pause" posts cause I think it is great that you are so active with your word :)
    Great layout, too!

  4. Pretty! You've done so well with your OLW this year. I haven't kept up with it as much as I could have. I've also been trying to use up paper more freely this year - after all, there's always going to be more paper we love!

  5. oh love this layout
    love your papers! great picks

  6. chose fabulous papers for this! Love all the old-fashioned prints and color!

  7. It is a very lovely page, Elsie! I love the collection of papers you pulled for the layout topic.

  8. Looks great, I love all the wood items on here. x


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