Friday, 10 October 2014

Chatting with the neighbours - 12 X 12 layout with the July 2014 Scraptastic Either Way Kit

Hello there!  Welcome!  I am glad you stopped by.  How has your week been?  I am lucky this week since I have four days off.  It is the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, the fall colours are just brilliant and all in all it is crisp, fresh and rosy cheek weather out there.

This is the 13th layout with the July Either Way kit from Scraptastic.  I really enjoyed playing with this kit and used up pretty much every last bit of paper!!  For this layout, we are going back to my summer vacations :

What I did that was new for me:  I thought I would add a little feature to my posts.  I am so inspired by all of you - all my friends on facebook, You Tube and on your various blogs - that I have been trying new-to-me techniques, or placement, or embellishments on my pages.  On this page, I added some clear & black speech bubble stickers right on the photo.  I thought I was quite clever LOL, and that it fit right in with the title.  What do you think?

The supplies:  I was pretty much down to paper scraps for this one, but managed to get it done.  The Kraft cardstock is from my stash since I had already used up both sheets that came with the kit.  The items from my own stash add-on are:

  • Wood veneer from a previous kit, or from one of my Citrus Twist PL kits.
  • The enamel dots are from My Mind's Eye
  • The mist is Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Coffee Shop
  • I used two alphas for the title :  the larger font is from Elle's Studio in Kraft (they may have come in this kit?? or if not they came in a previous one) and the smaller letter stickers have been in my stash for a couple of years now - they are from Glitz Design. Time to get them used up :)

The story : I called this one "Chatting with the neighbours" LOL.  Our little family house is right in the middle of country farmland so a lot of the neighbours are four-legged.  Our neighbour to the left has cows and horses!  Sometimes, it is the cows that are in the field adjacent to our house and sometimes it is the horses.  I love just sitting under a tree in the afternoon and watching the animals interact.  It is very relaxing and sometimes quite funny.  This summer, it was mainly the cows that were close and there were quite a few playful calves as well.  I walked up to the fence between the two properties and zoomed in a little for the photo.  They are not quite that close really when I am sitting under a shade tree facing the garden.

You made it to the end once again :) :)  Thanks so much and have a wonderful Friday and I will be back on Sunday with the last layout from this kit.
Hugs xoxo


  1. I was looking at your picture to find your neighbors, lol. But neighbors they are, and such a fun layout. I like to see what I can do with scraps too. My trash bin has only paper too small to do anything with. Mostly with cards, but sometimes with scrapbook pages. I have put stickers and rub-ons on my pictures before too. I love it myself. It give a fun touch to the layouts. Hugs, Roni

    1. Hi Roni !!! I work with the public so I have to admit that when summer vacations arrive, I am ready to be "in isolation" with the garden and the animals as neighgours and company LOL. I love people but I do need by solitude as well!! I actually remember a page you did recently with your granddaughter where you put stickers on the p;icture. I loved the effect. Hugs my friend xox

  2. Haha, chatting with the neighbours! What a super fun title! and fun story! I can't imagine how that would be, living in a busy city! Love your page and love the rub-ons on your photo!

    1. Hi Monique! thanks so much ... yes, I thought I was quite clever LOL. I have been having fun with titles lately; they are usually something I struggle with but in the last couple of layouts, they have come more easily... yay ! I love visiting big cities but I don't think I could live in one anymore. Where do you live?