Hello from frozen Colorado where temps are hovering right above zero, I'm coming up with creative excuses to avoid leaving the house ("The garage door is frozen shut" and "I have a touch of ebola today" are my current faves) and the only way I can prevent my fingers from turning blue is to keep them wrapped around a hot mug of coffee.
And speaking of coffee, I have officially caved on the Whole30 no-lattes rule. Because if I'm gonna suffer through sub-zero temps without wine, bread, or chocolate AND be expected not to stick a fork in someone's eye by the end of the day, then I need to be decently caffeinated. So in true vigilante style, I'm adding 1% MILK (gasp!) to my damn espresso. If those Whole30 people want to come arrest me, I'll be here waiting. With my fork.
In the meantime, I thought I'd use the time to share a new layout with you. While going through my rather large "to-post" stack, I saw this one entitled Bundle Up and thought it was appropriate given the weather of late. It's a cheerful mix of colorful squares with a big, bold title. Coincidentally arranged on a (milky) white background:
S U P P L I E S :
This design is an awesome way to use up small paper scraps that are inevitably floating around your scrap space. Just punch out various-sized squares and stitch 'em down to create a photo matte. I selected the orange and navy since they matched colors in my photos, and filled in with other scraps of yellow and aqua.
The title is a mix of a die-cut and oversized letter stickers from MAMBI. They are perfect for short titles and monograms and the sketched/hand-drawn look is casual and fun. I tucked my typed journaling into the space to the left of the title using the antique typewriter font, Type-Ra.
And with that, I'll wrap up this post and turn my attention to my newest project: an advertising proposal to the Got Milk? campaign based on the beverage's ability to reduce utensil-related attacks. (Er, just as soon as I make another latte.)