Saturday, January 7, 2017

Awesome + Happy

Happy Saturday, everyone! 

One of my "goals" for this year (I'm not going to call it a resolution because I feel like that's too much pressure...lol) is to share more of my work. On here, on Instagram, etc. Trying to get myself out there a little bit more and eventually promote the hello heather brand more. 

Since last October, when my term with me & my BIG ideas ran out, I have felt like I have had no guidance in my creating. I've been on design teams for years now and always had assignments to do, so that kind of helped me create stuff and share it. I don't feel like I have much direction with my creating anymore. YES, it's totally fun to create for myself, but I'm discovering more that I liked that motivation behind being on design teams. 

Now that I'm typing this, a couple of things are coming to mind that are hopefully coming to fruition this year (really exciting things, y'all). And that's making me happy. :) In addition to these secret, exciting things (I know, that's so mean, right??), I am set to have 3 collections come out this year in partnership with Pretty Little Studio. So maybe I do have a little bit of direction. I'm wanting to create more with my collections as well. I mean, my Summer Vibes collection is practically PERFECT for our Cancun honeymoon photos! 

So on to the layout. I started making this layout while we were still at home for Christmas break. But I didn't have time to finish it (hello, I haven't even used my new sewing machine yet! :O). So I brought this page with me when we left this tour (that's what Kevin's job terms are called). Of course I have a lot more time to work on scrapbooking stuff when it's just me sitting around in the hotel room, so I finished this layout the other day. If I were to do this page over, I'd probably do some white painting under the title and maybe add some machine stitching in different places. But I'm not changing it now. :) 

I do like how this layout turned out. The photos are from when K & I went back to Alabama for Christmas and Laura and I took a little sisters' shopping trip. I love that girl. <3 I got to ride in her new car while we were there, too! FUN! Laura's just adorable. I miss her a lot. It kind of blows my mind thinking that she graduates this May (whaaaaaaa??). When we were on the phone the other day, she told me she had accepted her scholarship to UAH and so that's a big thing. Kind of hurts my heart knowing she's growing up and I'm not there. But we do talk on the phone a lot. That helps. :) 
     

So I'm realizing that my blog post is just getting longer and longer and I haven't said that much about the page. Oh well. The short version:

My friend Katie had sent me this polaroid stamp a while back and I stamped it on several Paige Evans "Take Me Away" 6x6 papers and then cut out each shape. I used a mix of embellishments on this page. I did remember to bring my black mist with me this time, so I don't feel so lost now when I make pages. 




Alright, I'll stop jabbering. Do you even read these long posts? If you do, leave me a comment! I've noticed I've gotten a lot of blog traffic lately, but no commenting. So please leave me a little comment telling me you're out there! :) 

3 comments:

Mandi Holmes said...

Cute page. I am like you too. I am motivated in my paper crafts with deadlines.

Maryám Pérez said...

I've read all of your post, and I would love to see more of your work. I love your layout and the photos that you've used <3

I'm going to said this again, but I LOVE your collections, and I'm going to help you in promote your collections, or whatever you need.

Hugs!

GLOANN said...

Heather, I always look forward to your new posts and read every word. Study your layouts in the event I just might learn something from them! Ha!