It's been a very long & cold winter, so I've found myself really enjoying getting outside again. And the boys? Let's just say they've needed it. We've always given the boys some playground time after school when the weather is tolerable - it gives them some space to run off the crazies from being good all day. ;) Alex and Ben have mostly outgrown it at this point, but Sam is a much happier kid if he gets some running in after a long day! I recently snapped this instagram of him and a few friends playing a very complicated game and wanted to get it onto a layout.
I mixed two Studio Calico kits for this page - the Office Hours and Bluegrass Farm Scrapbook kits. I love the convenience of working with kits - but after making a few projects, my craft ADD self is usually craving a bit of variety. I've found that mixing and matching kit leftovers is a great way to rekindle the paper + glue love.
Here's a look at how this page came together. And since more time at the playground = less time at home, I've also included a tip to help speed up your process. Why not lift one of your past projects? As I was clearing off my desk to get to work, I set this page to the side - and then realized the design would be the perfect starting point for my page!
Are you a mix and match crafter? I love that it forces me to look at what I have in a new way - and that it makes me way more likely to use up those older kits.
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