Tuesday, July 26, 2016


I've spent a lot of time this year mulling over how I want continue to preserve our memories. Having created more mini albums lately, my focus has been pulled away from my 9x12 Project Life and layouts, and I haven't felt inspired to create anything that large.

But last week I signed up for the class, Design School, at Studio Calico when they offered a coupon for it and maybe, just maybe I won't push the larger size to the side quite yet. For the first time in a while, I wasn't staring at all that space wondering how to fill it up.

Working on the first lesson about editing, I put even more focus on my photos, products, and design than I usually do. I've been inspired by the contrast of mixing color and black and white photos that I see fellow creatives sharing on Instagram, so I thought that would be a good way for me to express with layering the photos, the vastness of the sunflower field we were standing in.

I really edited my use of product and if you had been here, you would have seen me add stuff to my page, take it away, add something else, take that away, and repeat for about half an hour. The last touches were the strip of patterned paper and the vellum leaf which I felt added grounding to my vertical elements.

So maybe I'm not ready to let 9x12 go completely and just needed a fresh perspective for what I can create. :)

patterned paper - Crate Paper {Maggie Holmes Bloom}, Basic Grey {Hillside}
chipboard letters - Ali Edwards (from the 2016 WITL kit)
vellum leaf - Basic Grey {Hillside}


  1. This turned out great Elise, I too have a hard time staring at white space but in the end it turned out wonderful.

  2. Love how this turned out, Elise! The layered photos are so creative. :)

  3. Isn't it interesting how we are continually shifting, changing, altering our thoughts & feelings & therefore the WAY we create? I find it fascinating. I love this page. The title like that is wonderful, and that strip of paper. Perfection! Now it just needs one of your flairs, [winks!!!]...naaah! It's lovely just the way it is. And so are those flowers :)

  4. Really pretty. Awesome design. Michelle t


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