Saturday, 18 October 2014

Amazing Daily Harvest, 12 X 12 layout with my Scraptastic August Boys of Summer Kit

Happy Saturday!!!  Thanks for popping in to spend a few minutes with me today.  How is your weekend going?  I hope you have some time for fun this weekend.  In my neck of the woods, it is going to be indoor fun today because outdoors is pretty rainy and windy. Although, I think I saw the sun for a few minutes LOL. I am getting some laundry out of the way, will do some cooking and scrapping.  A nice "homey" day !!

I am forging ahead with the August kit and really enjoying it.  It is so colourful and fun :). This second layout is meant to be a companion page to the first (see my last post) one.  It is not a double page spread but it is complementary - the two pages will live side-by-side in my album.  Basically the same colour scheme but in a different order as well as some of the same multi-coloured die-cuts, stars and alphas.

Without further ado:

Just like on the previous layout, I integrated one of the die-cuts into my title but I did not really try anything else new-to-me on this page.  

I seem to have developed a slight addiction to arrows.  I have been using them a lot lately and loving them.  I bought a new SU punch with two sizes of arrows, and there are quite a few die-cuts and stickers with arrows in the kit. I guess that explains it in part.  I like how arrows can easily help bring the focus to where you want it and also act as an embellishment. I like staggering them and mixing them up with banner shapes as well.

The supplies:  I integrated a few things from my stash add-on :
  • I used Jillibean Soup Alphabeans in Blue Corn Navy and October Afternoon Sticky key in Honey for the title.
  • the multi-coloured polka dot paper layer behind the photo, is a 6X6 sheet from the Fancy Pants Be Different paper pad
  • the  wood veneer are left over from a previous kit, and
  • the enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye
The story:  This photo was taken during my vacation month in the country, in our garden.  It is a very relaxing and peaceful month with very simple pleasures!  In the morning, right after breakfast, I would go and work in the garden for a couple of hours - weeding, pruning if needed, dead-heading the flowers, adjusting and adding stakes;  whatever little chores needed doing.  I enjoyed working early in the day, before the heat set in (although we did not have a very hot summer this year).  Then, I hit the shower, and headed back out to sit in the garden and admire the view LOL.  Just before lunch was harvest time!!!  I really enjoyed this part of the day - walking around with my basket and harvesting whatever was available that particular morning.  I could then plan out that day's menu - lunch and dinner from the garden.  There is nothing like garden fresh meals and letting the garden bounty inspire you!

There you have it - another day in the garden.

Thanks for being here and have a wonderful day, whereever you are!  I will be back later in the week with layout number 3, which I promise is not the garden this time.  We could be back to the furkids though LOL...  Hugs, xoxo


  1. Love your layout Moira! These colors really go great with your harvest from the garden. I think they make all that yummy goodness look even more yummy. Is that an upside down mustache that I see on there? I was actually waited on by a young man with a mustache strait from the 1920's the other day. I could barely concentrate on what I was doing, for staring at his stash. I was curled and WAXED! Other that TV, I don't think I have seen that before. Seeing your stash artfully hidden in your layout made me think of him.

    1. OMG Roni, that is the funniest story... did he look like Hercule Poirot?? I have never seen one other than on TV either. And yes, that it exactly what it is on my layout LOL. I had no idea what to do with those die-cuts so I just figured I would use them as "swirlies" :) :)

  2. Fabulous layout Moira!! Love how colorful it is, the papers and embellishments as well as the vegetables in the photo! And after reading Roni's comment I had to go back to your page to search for the mustache! How funny you used it like that (I hadn't noticed!)!! btw, I love Hercule Poirot and have lots of books and dvd's with him in it!! (love Miss Marple too!).

    1. LOL ... thanks so much Monique. I don't have much use for the mustache die cuts otherwise so I had to improvise - I must admit that the Boys of Summer kit is a little challenging for me as I don't have young boys in my family or extended family at the moment (the youngest boy is 20 and not a gamer). But I am enjoying finding ways to use those themey bits :) :). And I am a Poirot, and Marple, addict. Thanks for the visit