This layout is based on a sketch template from Simple Scrapper's August Membership collection and uses a mix of new products, from a Studio Calico's Project Life kit or two, and an old patterned paper and chipboard alphabet.
Journaling reads: There's something magic about it; addictive. Battling weather, snails & pests, nuturing little seeds & seedlings, coazing them to produce. Food - healthy, edible, by my own hands. (Although, if I relied on my garden alone I'd starve.) I'm not a great gardener - forgetting to fertilise more often than not - my carrots are tiny, the beetrootrs failed to thrive. But every pea pod picked (my best crop) feels like a victory. I love it. I think Grandpa would be proud.
I created the photo collage at a 6x4 size, then cut the photos apart to allow for a looser arrangement. The 'bloom & grow' Project Life card was the first product I selected, choosing colours from there. Originally I was planning on printing my journaling straight onto the background, but forgot that along the way and started sticking paper down. I could have still printed journaling using paper strips, but handwriting helps me just get it done rather than endlessly umming and ahhing over word choice. I think the bee rubons, from an older Dear Lizzy collection, are my favourite element on this page. They're just so cute!
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