Hello and welcome to my Second Album for the year...
This is what I finally ended up doing for a cover page (after I initially had a somewhat different page when I was planning on splitting the year in May).
And here is Week 27.
I had a bit of an AHA moment recently... While looking through Becky's monthly inspiration from the Design Team, I hopped over to Nisa Fiin's Blog. Nisa is the designer of the Cobalt kit (the kit I'm using for this year). And her pages so inspired me. Truth is that for the first six months of this year, I struggled a bit with this kit. I was looking at other creatives and trying to do the same thing with my pages. But I couldn't get the same effect as I didn't have the same kit as them. I hence added a lot of other cards that were not from the kit. Seeing how Nisa used Cobalt made me understand what was intended with this kit. Lots of white, bold brights and black & whites. I'm hoping to change things a up bit for the next six months and enjoy my kit!
Left page: I changed the date stamp from a numbers only regular office stamp, to one that gives the month in words. The Month card is a freebie from Monika Wright (she regurlarly gives current month's cards).
Facebook card was also a freebie. This journals another prize we (this time Liam) won in the National Geographic Kid's Birthday competitions. I love that the sun's intensity caused the black tarred area at the go-carts appear white on this photo. More white space, yeah!
After I took & uploaded all the photo's I realized that I haven't added a tag I planned to do. So here's one with the tag added. A journaling card cut smaller and corner punched.
Right side: A selfie of me in front of the computer. The speech bubble card is a freebie from Dunia. I cut out a bubble to show some of the photo behind it. The yellow metal tag (it says "with love" in Afrikaans) was from a Birthday brunch I attended. Dispicable Me Minions cut from a magazine. The photo of the kids is actually from the original second album cover page, so it is a few months old, but I really wanted it in the album, so in it goes! Coincidentally they wore the same shirts on other photo's from this week as on the photo :).
And lifting the speech bubble card is a photo of one of two birthday gatherings I attended this week.
I digitally added an almost transparent strip at the top to include journaling.
And that's the week.
I'm linking up at The Mom Creative every Tuesday.
And you can check out my PL freebie board here.