Where have I been???
To make a long story short, it has been a long August of being busy with my "real" job as an educator. What do I do you may ask, since most teachers are on vacation in August? I am what you would call an instructional coach and I essentially teach teachers. August is our Super Bowl month of preparing for teachers to return to school and we spend a lot of time conducting trainings for our school district's vision. I also work with Brand New teachers and get to train them on the stuff that new teachers should know. Anyway....my job sometimes gets in the way of my hobby, which I absolutely hate. But, what can you do??? Scrapping is not a sustainable living where I come from - one can only dream... Now that it is September, I am BACK!!! Yeah - bet you never thought I would ever tell you this much about my real life - hee, hee. Below is a little bit of Nikki Sivils to share to make it up to you :)
I want to share some of Nikki Sivils gorgeous Tree Love collection. Being a Colorado girl, these are some of my very favorite papers and embellishments and perfect for the camping trip we took to Rocky Mountain National Park in July. My son is such a little stinker, that I had to scrap some of his expressions. For this layout, I added a little red spray mist to warm up the color palette and to add interest. I also used some of Nikki's awesome sticker letters along with a larger foam alphabet for the title and stuck one of her burlap buttons to finish it off.
burlap buttons make a a great embellishment anywhere you want to arrange them. I used these to finish of the squared look I had created with the 6x6 patterned paper. Aren't they adorable???
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