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Sometimes, it’s a struggle.

A recent blog post moaned about a layout that I was getting nowhere on.  Well, it’s gone off in a bit of a different directions, and I am happy to say has used a few things bought but languishing in my stash for ages, mixed with some fairly new items.

Just a layout using a few of the MANY photos we have taken at The Vyne, our local “stately home” and a firm favourite for a day out – it’s got lovely grounds, is surrounded by woods with walking trails, has a nice picnic area, is less than 10 minutes away, is free with our NT membership, and is fun in any weather.

I changed from a two-page 8.5 x 11 to a single 12 x 12, lost two photos (which were taken at an angle so I was def. stuggling to make them work with my more usual all-straight style) and managed to use:

  • Making Memories Ornament magnetic stamps ( must be at least 6 years old, and still pristine)
  • Heidi Swapp theme tapes (Traveler, I think, and at least 2 or 3 years old)
  • VersaMagic ink, from a Club Scrap kit, oh, maybe 8 years ago?
  • Courtyard La-di-dah stamps (by KI Memories, bought at least 2 years ago on a trip home to the USA)

I also managed some wodden buttons and wood tags (from a GoGo kit) and some fairly recent papers.

It’s not my best layout ever, although I do rather like it – and I like that although I fought for AGES with it, when I went back into the depths of my stash I found stuff that I liked and that made it work. Gotta love stash!