This week is the Freckled Fawn + Ruby Rock-It blog hop, and one of the many things I’ve made using stuff from the awesome Handi Scandi line Ruby Rock-It sent over was a Project Life spread about the kids’ Fall Soccer season.
Before this line showed up at my door, I was totally stuck on this spread. These photos were taken over two weeks, and my original plan was to include them with weekly Project Life spreads. That wasn’t working, so I combined the everyday photos from those two weeks into one spread and combined the soccer photos into one as well. I was still having trouble picking products because, let’s face it, maroon, sky blue, and true blue aren’t exactly trending colors right now. I inserted cards from the Midnight Core kit and those blue and yellow Freckled Fawn clips from past Oh Deer Me kits and stopped there. Sometimes, if I let a spread simmer, I’ll get suddenly inspired. But it totally wasn’t happening.
But then! I started playing with the Cut-Up paper from Ruby Rock-It and everything just fell into place. Because if you don’t have any products in the colors you need, going a few shades lighter is a perfect solution. Bonus: having the products lighter colors really makes brighter colors from the photos stand out. Win.
Jake took these photos, and I love that he focused more on the girls spending time together as a team instead of action shots with the ball, which is what we usually document. Talking on the sidelines with your friends and pep talk huddles are the best part of the whole sports thing.
Carrying the black and the triangle pattern on both sides helped the spread feel more cohesive, even though one page is mostly pink/red and the other is more blue.
Because I’ve been documenting little bits of soccer season in weekly spreads, I didn’t have a ton to say, so I included more decorative cards than I usually do. That’s fine by me: it’s nice to have a chance to play around with products once and awhile.
I love that lots of lines have 12×12 papers that can be cut up into journaling cards now. It makes it easier to have variety in my album without having to commit to a whole kit.
What solutions have you found when you’re stuck?
Supplies: Freckled Fawn December 2014 Oh Deer Me Kit, paper clips from the August and September 2014 Oh Deer Me kits, and word wood chips // Ruby Rock-it Handi Scandi Cut-Up paper, Diamonds paper, glitter 3-D stickers, tags, and twine // Scotch Dot Roller Adhesive // Project Life Design A page protectors, journaling pens, and corner rounder.
P.S. Head over to the Freckled Fawn blog today for a Freckled Fawn / Ruby Rock-It mash-up tutorial on how to attach embellishments to your projects with twine!