Washi Tape is everywhere! Most scrapbooking companies are now making it and it can be found on most cards and layouts these days. I tend to follow the trends some but I held back on this trend for awhile because of the cost. Those rolls at 3.99 – 4.99 can add up and when you do decide to take the plunge you are stuck with lots and lots of tape on one roll.
I finally changed my mind after I found an Etsy store where you can buy tape by the foot. I picked out 10 different patterns/colors that I liked and knew I would use a lot. They came packaged on these cute little wooden spools.
I chose washi over pattern paper for this layout. I figured out placement for my pictures and then removed them to add bits of torn tape that would accent the pictures.
I then adhered my pictures, title, and date and was finished. A quick and very easy layout thanks to some washi.
Do you or have you ever considered creating layouts about nature or specific non-family events you’d like to remember? I do and I love it!
An event that comes to mind occurred this year while we were spending so much time taking care of my very ill mother in law. We were driving home from her house one evening and realized that it was the night of the “Super Moon”. Typically we just enjoy those events but this evening allowed us to reflect on the emotions we were feeling as we knew we were losing her. We stopped along the highway and watched the moon as it slowly creeped into the sky. Not only was it an awesome event to watch but we think it was one of those signs that helped us cope and connected us with something bigger in our lives.
The “Super Moon” is one of those events I knew I needed to document. I created this layout using the “Blast Off” collection from Three Bugs in a Rug. The photo has a serious meaning for us but I wanted to keep the layout light and fun. My mother in law had a wonderful sense of humor and I wanted to reflect that with this layout as well.
Next time a specific event happens in nature consider documenting it–you will appreciate looking back on it and so will your family! Thanks for letting me share!