Thursday, November 21, 2013

Family of Four - Pretty Little Studio

Happy Thursday - the weekend is almost here!  And because today is Thursday, it means it's time for a new OOTB challenge at Pretty Little Studio.  To see the challenge, head over to the PLS BLOG.

I have been stalking the postman  patiently waiting for my Woodland Christmas papers and goodies to arrive from Pretty Little Studio.  Until then, I have been very diligently using up my leftover scraps.  They are so pretty, I want to use every single last little piece.  So, I challenged myself to use up some of those scraps for this week's OOTB challenge.  Instead of using Christmas-themed papers, I chose to use (mostly) my scraps from the Nature Walk Collection to see what I could create based on the inspiration photo.  And you know what?  I LOVE the end result!  Here it is...

My daughter Lou, who has now been married for one whole year, has just landed herself a terrific new job in a city close to us.  She and her wonderful husband settled into a sweet little house of their own with their doggy (my grandpuppy) Ty, who has been an only puppy for over four years (although he has lots of doggy friends that he plays with).  They decided it was time for Ty to have a brother or sister so off they went to a Pet Smart Adoption Event sponsored by a local rescue society.  I just happened to be spending that weekend with them and got to share the experience of meeting adorable Ruby for the first time.  The picture I took of Lou and her dear (deer) family was perfect for my layout.

All of the papers I used, except for my white cardstock background, were scraps.  I triple-matted my photo so that it would stand out, and I added pop-dots under several of my embellishments to increase the depth and help draw the eye across the page.  There's a lot of layering going on in this layout, just the way I like it...

Here's the other side of my layout.  I mimicked the banner in the inspiration photo by adding bunting flags across the top of my layout.  And I was able to use this sweet scrap of paper from the Nature Walk COLLECTION featuring the cutest deer ever!

Did you know Pretty Little Studio is having a 30% off sale to make room for the new stuff?  To see what goodies you can get on sale, just click HERE.  Better hurry, though, it won't last long!

Have you played along with Pretty Little Studio's OOTB challenges lately?  If so, let me know.  I would love to see what you were inspired to create!

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