The October kit isn’t theme based for Halloween, but the colors are perfect for Fall and in this case great for a masculine page. The exclusive Scrapbook Circle triangle stamps inspired me to make a banner, much like the Mood Board from September. The cork banner from Elle’s Studio also inspired me to cut these a large banner shapes as the matte for the photo.
One of the things I love about Scrapbooking kits and collections around this time of year is that they remind us to focus on being thankful. My favorite projects and pages are those that capture moments showing the blessings in our life, reminding us to be grateful now and then in the future looking back at a page like this. This photo is of my husband and his college roommate/best man. We don’t get to see and his wife that often, but when we do, it is a seamless return to the friendship that has lasted years…truly something to be thankful for.
I stamped lots of the triangle stamps with black, trimmed them out and sewed them together. The patterned paper from Fancy Pants with the triangular pattern was a great match and scale and for the banner. The yellow ochres, cork paper and embellishments made it warm and Fall-ish. I added some watercolor in the background to tie in those colors and stretch out the cluster a bit.
Banners and heart stamps shouldn’t be limited to birthdays, girls or other specific celebrations…how about just the celebration of life and friendship?! I hope you all remember to document your everyday blessings…after all, isn’t that what is really important? Have a wonderfully amazing day!