Happy Monday to you all :) I hope you had a great weekend! Hubby was out of out Saturday night and so I spend the Saturday night and Sunday at my parents. It was great being back there with the kids because I am such a scaredy cat that I couldn't sleep alone with the kids at home!. There is always something warm about sleeping at your parents after getting married that leaves you feeling like you are 16 again. When the adults will take care of everything in the night. Well I am at my parents every day, but it was just nice to sleep there ..although much sleeping I did NOT do. I mentioned this in a couple of forums this weekend, as I was kind of freaked out with the content, but I started the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy and read the first book while at my parents. Anyone else reading it?
SO just to change the subject :) I was advised by some very lovely people on the weekend to keep my blog as it is. You see, I have been very held back in recent weeks with what I share here. I don't know why. Well, actually I heard something being assumed about me. Which was really wrong. And I really wanted to change that view of me. And of course when that happens, I go pretty extreme and so I decided to keep it scrapping related only.
I was uncomfortable with that :( After all...let's face it. This is not just a scrapbooking blog is it? I have spilled my guts here for the last 2 years. I have the most amazing and supportive followers who have helped me through the toughest time. I get SO many positive comments and I will NOT stop being my self over 1 or 2 negative comments I have heard recently. I don't think the rest of you wonderful people deserve that. You were VERY supportive and loving during some things recently and I definitely consider our relationship here as the best form of therapy. You have no idea how liberating it is to just let go of some things and share them here. Sure there will always be people that judge. That's OK! But please do move on if the content here bothers you because I love that the rest of you can all put a "personality" behind my pages etc etc and connect with me like I connect with you.
So very chatty I am this morning huh? LOL!
So let's then share something crafty. This is my second month at Kaisercraft and I am still trying to get to grips with the amount of product they sent me. I can tell you that I will be swimming in Kaiser product for many years to come. LOL! SO I am REALLY enjoying creating for them. There is no real hassle with anything...its nice!
Kaisercraft releases 2/3 new collections each month. In my previous post I showed you the Save The Date collection and today I am showing you the Sears & Son collection. This is a "father's day" or dad themed collection.
This entire collection is available at Handmade By Suzanne HERE
Here is my first layout that I created with this collection...
I love that Kaisercraft releases a 12x12 sheet of coordinating stickers. The clocks above where a border sticker, which I cut randomly to stick on the page above my gesso.
I cut these banners out of the playing cards pack that came with this collection, which the smaller banners above were stickers from the 12x12 sticker sheet.
The quote is from the rub on quotes sheet (Kaiser has THE BEST quote sheets!) , which again was part of this collection, while I printed out the journalling and created those longer banners from left over strips of paper. I see here that there is some gesso on the photo ! LOL! Oh well...part of the messy look I guess.
I hand cut the frame and roughly placed it over the photo to create depth and to "frame" the subject..my husband.
SO I hope you liked this layout, and I will be back with more stuff I have been working with later in the week.
I hope you are all well, and happy somewhere in the world! Have a great week!