I went home and looked in my pocket page album because I recently went through my printed photos and put into pockets so they would be ready for cards. This range has a captured moments card collection too but I didn't use these, instead I made my own cards by cutting down the 12x12 sheets. Turns out that I really like the splotchy, random look of the patterns in this collection.
As I started working with the range, I began to really love it. I had chosen to scrap some photos of my kids at New Brighton Beach on the sand and at the playground. It was a crummy day, grey skies in the middle of May but that is why this paper appealed; it highlighted the bright objects in the photos.
I really love Sunbeam so used that paper as a filler card on the first page and I cut some extra circles out and used these on some of the other cards. My other favourite paper was the most gorgeous Happiness Words Foil paper so I tried my best to cut a piece of 3x4 that had words that made sense and decided that it was perfect just as it was. Buttercup paper has some really cool words on there as well. I wish my writing also looked as cool....but I'm trying to keep it real, I want my kids to see my hand writing.
Did I mention the sticker sheet and collectable die cuts yet...they are awesome! There are so many words and phrases, I may have gone a little nuts....I don't tend to use as many words as I have done on this spread but I think it suits the style. My favourite collectable is the LOVE cut out, which I backed with paper and on the sticker sheet are pieces of pretend washi, super neat as they are different designs to the papers. In the end, I used quite a lot of the collectables, but there is still a bunch left. They are fantastic if you like to layer in your pocket pages.
Thanks Joanna, for giving me a challenge and yippee for another page completed...only six more months and I will be up to date!! Even tho I am so far behind, I really like this style of scrapping and can recommend it to anyone who wants to record the little moments and the not so perfect (in my case, not at all perfect) photos.