SMS Monthly Blog Hop-November

Welcome! You should have hopped over here from Lisa’s blog!

How!?! Just how is it already November, I swear we were just taking long summer evening walks around our neighbourhood last week? Oh well I guess I’ll surrender to the last month of Autumn. I actually really love this time of year with all the changes that go on around me everyday.

With that though in mind I decided to create one of Jaxon’s monthly layouts for his first year album. He is wearing a very bright blue shirt so I really wanted to play off that and the fact he was outside.img_3234

My first thought was to create my own background because I just got a ton of new shimmerz products from the SMS shop. I used Foiled Again Silver, Lemon Drop Yellow, Licorice Stick and Coral Me Crazy with a circular stencil I have in my stash. After that I laid a second stencil down and misted with my Heidi Ho Blue shimmerz mist. I was starting to really like the way it was looking but felt like it was missing one more element. That is where my black stitching came into play.

Then it was time to embellish my all time favourite part of a layout. I wanted to use the new 2 Cool 4 U sequin pack (this is where my colour inspiration came from) but I felt like it also needed a neutral colour added as well. That is how I got the idea to add the cork stars. After that it was just adding the sequins and a few finishing touches.layouts16

This layout may not scream fall but it does represent change in my sons life, which was good enough for me. I hope you enjoy the rest of the hop! You are off to see Sarah!