Saying Goodbye To Gus

July 26, 2016

Today's scrapbook page is one with a lot of meaning. On the 16th, we had to put our cat, Gus, down which was very hard. He was 16 years old and had only recently gotten sick. He had diabetes but earlier this month he started having a lot of trouble breathing, so the vet treated him for an upper respiratory infection but it only got worse. When they did X-Rays they saw that his heart was enlarged and he had fluid in his lungs. At that point, we knew the right thing to do was to put him down.

12x12 Scrapbook Pages

July 10, 2016

Hey everyone, I'm so sorry for being so absent on my blog. My health has kind of been all over the place but I think things are finally looking up. 

So today I am sharing two 12x12 scrapbook pages I've created. Usually when I create traditional pages, they are 8.5x11 or 9x12 so doing this size was a little intimidating but I love how both of these pages turned out!

This scrapbook page was created for a challenge by Felicity Jane on National Scrapbook Day and I love it! I do feel like I could have added some more embellishments but apart form that, I love everything. 

The tag that is sticking out has some journaling on it. Hidden journaling is definitely my favorite because I'm not the biggest fan of my handwriting. 
When going through embellishments, I found enamel dots that had the perfect colors for this layout and I think they look great in this little cluster. 

At the bottom of the page, I used a Felicity Jane stamp as well as some more hexagon cut outs and enamel dots. I think it filled in that blank space nicely. 

This scrapbook page is probably my favorite one I've created. I love the bright colors and florals, it all just screams "Alex". This photo is from 2014 when I had a photoshoot done by Flashes Of Hope. They do free photoshoots for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults. I had also gotten a photoshoot by them the year before. They are amazing and make you feel so comfortable.

Here is a little close up and you can see some of the smaller details. I love the title "smile & laugh" and although that wasn't what I intended to title this page, it just came together so well. 
All of the papers I used are by Felicity Jane and most of the embellishments are by Crate Paper, another one of my favorite brands! 

On the bottom left of this layout, I used some washi tape from my stash and layered a little tag which came from a cut-apart sheet from Felicity Jane. The stamped phrase is also from a Felicity Jane stamp set.

I added some more floral pieces at the top as well as some "+" signs from a Crate Paper sticker set. The colors matched this layout so well and just added a little more interest to the page.

That is all for my 12x12 scrapbook pages and I hope you enjoyed them! I will be posting more often now that I am feeling more like myself. I can't wait to share some more projects!