Monday, April 11, 2016

"Trailblazer" Classic Kit

Happy Monday!!!  Today I have a layout to share using the "Trailblazer" Classic Kit.  This layout is documenting my husband's day at work a couple of years back.  His picture ended up being on the front page of the paper the next day.  So I am planning on including that paper on the opposite page in my album along with his version of the details.

I didn't want this layout to be too "cute", since it is a serious topic and serious photos.  But I did decide to add a couple of layers of paper.  The papers in this kit matched the color scheme of the photos.  I liked the burlap Thickers because they add texture and give a rustic, rough feel to the layout. I also used the chipboard cloud and raindrops that were in March's "Picture Perfect" Classic Kit.  I even used part of the branding strip that reads "The Wild Life" because it fit the theme of this layout.

I wanted to share a tip about how I got the photos for this layout.  There was a news story online via our local news station.  I watched the video clip on my computer, pausing it periodically, and when I got to a screen that I wanted as a photo, I took a screen shot of the still/paused video.  This is the only way I will probably ever get any photos of my husband at work, because it's not as if I can take pictures of him working myself.  So although they are not great quality, I will take it!

Thank you for visiting!  There are still a few "Trailblazer" Classic Kits available in the store, grab one while you can!!!


Melissa said...

Great story and ingenious way to obtain the photos!

Meridy said...

Thank you!!!