Forever Friend

Monday, April 27, 2020

It feels weird to say welcome to the work week, y'all!  But that's what's happening in my neck of the woods.  We are so fortunate that, while there are times when my hubby must leave for job site meetings and whatnot, he has been able to do the majority of his work right from our home.  He set up a big desk in his man cave, and the rest of us continue to go about our homeschool business as usual.  We're creeping up on the close of another school year and are so looking forward to a little downtime, before my kiddos will be back to the books (probably a little earlier than usual, since literally everything fun has been closed for the summer) as first, sixth, and twelfth graders.  Yes, I will have a high school graduate this time next year.  I can hardly believe that I'm saying that.  Where has the time gone?!  Anyway, I know that you all came here to see a little creative inspiration.  So, without further adieu, I have a page, inspired by the March Felicity Jane kit, to share.  Enjoy!
I started this page by adding white gesso to the center of the soft green, scalloped, base page.  Once it was dry, I added puddles of Oom Pah Pah Pink, Andrea's Azalea, Martina's Marigold, and Jana's Jade Magical Powders and splattered everything with those same powders, as well as green watercolor, before stamping the starbursts, from Wplus9 Design's Whole Lotta Happy stamp set, in Tattered Rose Distress Ink and Brocade Blue and Garden Green SU! inks and the solid stars, from a Citrus Twist stamp set, in Jet Black ink and splattering everything, once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  That set the stage for my photos, which were matted with white cardstock and backed with lots of pretty prints, as well as a 3x4 journaling card, all from the March Kit and anchored with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching.  I also used the wax envelope from the kit, whose flap was anchored with a chipboard star, to wrap my bottom, left photo.
That same photo was crowned with a mustard tab, stamped, in Jet Black ink, with "AmiGaS", which came from Market Street Stamps' BFFs stamp set.  The top, left photo was wrapped, three times, with a length of white string, tied in a bow...
and the top, right photo was crowned with the "FOREVER friend" title, which was created with mint, puffy alphas and a die-cut "friend", popped up with foam tape.  I also stamped the word "love", from the kit's stamp set, in Jet Black ink, above it.  That font is pure deliciousness!
A polka dot tag was then laced with white string, tied in a bow, and tucked in behind that same photograph, which was, in turn, topped with a green, "THIS", chipboard word.
The stamped, in Jet Black ink, "fRienDs foReveR" phrase came from the same Market Street Stamps set mentioned above; and the stamped, "COUNT MY LUCKY STARS" and "once in a lifetime" phrases...
as well as the "DOCUMENTED" Sept. 29, 2019, label are from Citrus Twist.  I've included, literally, all the delicious, puffy-sticker; die-cut; and fabric stars from the kit, not to mention a few of those scrumptious, clear sequins, throughout the design.
My journaling reads, Adina and Audrey celebrating Sammy's 6th birthday @ Rockin' Jump in El Paso, TX; and a couple of additional prints, from the March Kit, were anchored, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitching, down the left edge of the base page, to complete the look.
That wraps things up for today, friends.  Please let me know if you have any questions at all, and thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a truly terrific week!  XOXO


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

NO way he graduates next year!!! OMYGOSH!!! That is crazy talk!!!!!! I loveeeeee the layout! LOVING those photos and the splatters!

Lisa Elton said...

Goodness how time flies! I remember when you had Kaden...1st grade, wow. And then there's your pretty little almost 6th grader and a soon to be senior, it can't be possible!! Sweet P will start kindergarten this year, oh my!! Another darling page Jinny ;)