When I was digging through my pile of layouts to post online, I found this one towards the bottom and knew this week was a perfect time to share it. Because there hasn't been too much laughter heard around here lately. Monday brought news that Mike's dad had been airlifted to a hospital in Boulder with an apparent heart attack. His doctors were not optimistic about his recovery at that point and we spent a somber 24 hours waiting to see if he would stabilize. But he's one tough guy, and on Tuesday he underwent a pacemaker implant and has made huge strides towards recovery ever since. He's still hospitalized and likely will be for several more days, but we are so happy that he seems to be on the road to recovery. We're finally able to exhale, release a bit of the fear....and look forward to seeing his smile and hearing his laugh again!
Seeing this page reminded me how precious laughter can be (and how much you miss it when life is being sucky!) so I wanted to share it here today.
It's a simple design - just squares of paper, vellum and a few vintage tags. (Just a note: the polka dot background paper was an exclusive to JBS Mercantile Kits, but I listed a few similar options in the supply list). I adore the color combo of aqua, orange and yellow and mixed in the vellum as an additional element that wouldn't distract from this color scheme. Vellum is a great way to add layers without pattern or color, and create a softer look for your page.
I stamped on one piece of it, and I love how it allows the papers below to show through. Since vellum has a slightly coated surface, I like to use Stazon ink when stamping so it doesn't smear. (I learned this the hard way!) I also used vellum to add a die-cut shape and title to my page. For the title, I cut the word twice and layered them together to make the vellum a bit more opaque.
I'm looking forward to a weekend with family and lots of love, laughter (and maybe some scrapping, too?!) Here's wishing you a weekend filled with the same!