However, even though it might not yet look like Summer outside my window, I'm trying my hardest to allow my scrapping to transport me there already. The latest Jot Magazine Mood Board Challenge helps... it's very summery. Check it out..
Kellie Stamps January release, they've been sitting on my desk begging for a workout! I've used the stamp set "Summer Fun" which I've used to create a series of embellishments around my page.
And speaking of embellishments... I am in love with the fact that the January release also included these Wood Veneer Flair. They come in both Light Wood and Dark Wood (this is the Light) and they're quite thick whilst still being lightweight which adds some great dimension to my page in contrast to the flat stamped images.
I used the same Prima Chalk Inks to give colour to my Silhouette-cut title that I used to stamp the "Summer Fun" circle and the chevron arrows around my page. It helps give the page a bit of cohesiveness I think.
Last Summer we organised a reunion of sorts with some of my doctor friends. There were quite the group of us who went through Medical School together, and a handful of us that lived together at the same College. We're still very close although now our careers have spread us around the country and our rosters make it difficult to get together often. Nearly 10 years on since we graduated and the other thing that's changed is that many of us have started families. It was quite the juxtaposition to find ourselves catching up with the same ol' friends at the same ol' hangouts... but surrounded by our own children. The photo on this layout was taken that day and although it doesn't quite capture the story I'm telling it simply reminds me of the day and I'll let my journalling do the rest.