Last week I found myself organizing and clearing things out. There's a give-away pile and there's a use-this-now-or-give-it-away-already pile, and there was also a pile of about four layouts that were only half-done. Sometimes I start a page and then I can't seem to finish it. My inspiration for how I wanted it to look is gone, or I can't find the right embellishments. I often have a small stack of such layouts and then one day BOOM! Inspiration strikes and I whip through them. The following layouts are those pages that I just hadn't gotten around to finishing.
I really don't like how this page turned out... but it's done. I did enjoy using CTMH alpha stamps. I think what bothers me is the PP background. I am NOT good as using PP backgrounds; I usually go with solid colors and then add patterns here and there. My good friend Tara (check her blog out HERE!) ROCKS using patterned paper in her backgrounds. She has a talent for it and I wish I could rock that talent like she does! Also, that little card with "NOV" off to the right? She has a Silhouette Cameo and I asked her to cut those out for me. I couldn't find the cut on a Cricut cart and was too lazy to fashion my own.... She went above and beyond and did something like 8 different sets of those for me, all in different colors. She's awesome!
This next page, I had a whole 'nother plan for it. I don't like it much either. Maybe because of all that empty space on the right? Or maybe because of the colors. I dunno, but I don't care for it. All that space on the yellow paper is full of journaling now and that does make it look better. I took the pic before adding words because it's kind of personal... and those little felt birds off to the right? They are from a kit club I used to subscribe to and my uber cool friend Marlene (check her blog out HERE!) challenged me to use them up. Here they are, Marlene!!! :)
Finally, Nick and our cat Hopie. He cried when he saw this page. Last year when we moved I asked my brother to keep her but she ran away. Nick hasn't forgiven me for that and he literally burst into tears when he saw that I was working on this picture. :( Truth be told, I haven't forgiven myself either. We never *EVER* should have moved from that house or given up our cat. But I digress....
That's all for now. Thank you for stopping by and leaving love!