Thursday, February 2, 2012

Family - October Afternoon

Ever since Chloe has come into our lives, our days have been filled with vet visits, 4 walks a day, and being the referee between her and Jada. I wouldn't change a thing. It's been so exciting and fun but I've hardly had any time to actually scrap the pictures I've taken. But this past Tuesday I finally received my new package of goodies  from Two Peas. The Farmhouse collection from October Afternoon is absolutely wonderful in every possible way. It is so versatile and just screams to be used. The papers just flow so well together that it's so easy to mix and match. It can be used to scrap anything that feels old or vintage; however, it can also be something warm and home-y.


October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Button Box, October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Her Bureau, October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Faded Wallpaper, October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Church Social, October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Clothesline, October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Kitchen Cupboard, October Afternoon - Farmhouse - Word Stickers.

The journaling reads "Our happy family of three has now become a family of four. At first the idea of training another puppy worried me. Could I do it again? But now I can't see our family without Chloe." I started out with a couple of simple squares cut out and layered on top of each other. I loved it so much that I left it that way and only added embellishments to it.


I loved the little thread holders that were on one of the pages. I broke out my scissors and cut out one with yellow thread. It already had thread painted on it, but I decided that I wanted to wrap it in real thread for added affect. I placed a dot of glossy accents on the back to be sure that the thread didn't unwind. Then, I dug through my FMIL's stash of antique buttons for the final touch. 


I loved all the stickers that come with the Farmhouse collection. The word lists can all be lined up to add a border or stacked. They are so versatile. I loved this sticker that said My No.1 Key to Happiness. I just felt that it summed up my feelings of this photo. To finish off my page, I broke out the sewing machine and played around with the different settings for different stitches. 

Unfortunately, I only purchased one of each page. I didn't realize just how wonderful this collection is. I wound up using three different papers on this layout alone. I'm already getting my shopping cart ready for a replenishment shipment. These are just too fun. I always seem so surprise when I get anything October Afternoon. I always start out unsure, but once I get them in my hands, I fall in love!

11 comments:

soapHOUSEmama said...

Beautiful!!!

Heidi said...

I love the thread! I would have never thought of that. Great layout.

Missy said...

Oh my, I love the way you used the thread! So smart and creative!

Stephanie said...

Adorable--and I love that paper, too!

Becca said...

I LOVE OA, and you rocked it!

Penny said...

Great job, I love the paper that says: Milk, Butter, Cream, great job on the layout!
Love Penny Scrap-aholic@blogspot.com

Lisa said...

What a beautiful layout. Love the colors and embellishments. Cute puppies!

Amy said...

such a cute layout. I LOVE that collection, and their CHA release was super yummy! I love OA!

scrappin_in_AK said...

wonderful page - love all the cute details

Michelle McClure said...

I just found your blog from the Two Peas forum. Love your clean and stream-lined style.

Tanya Ham said...

LOVE!! Too cute! I'm a dog mom also, so I appreciate this! :)