The Crate collections, Oh Darling and Notes & Things, find a home on two Crate Life spreads created by CP Designer, Anabelle O'Malley. After a busy month, she had lots to share!
I have to admit it. Notes and Things is officially my all time favorite Crate Paper collection. The colors, motifs, and designs are fabulous. I think my favorite thing about this line is that you can use it for almost anything! This month, I decided to use Notes and Things for some Project Life spreads. I use 6 x 8 albums to house my PL layouts. Usually, I can create one spread for each week. But, the first week of August was eventful for me, so I ended up creating two.
Here is the first. I love the pink and gold that is so prominent in this collection and decided to focus my page using those colors. Since the colors in my photos would have completely clashed, I converted them to black and white. I love the way everything tied together.
Since I like my pages to look pretty and coordinated, I often layer cards over top of some of my photos. I chose to use a picture of my son right after he'd cleaned up his video game closet. It was a pretty busy photo, so I stitched a card to it and embellished the card with a little tag that reads 'lift me'. This way I can include my memory, yet keep the page looking nice.
Once layered all together, the spread is a wonderful keepsake for a very special few days that we spent on Long Island.