Can you even believe that it is December already? I am still in shock and trying to figure out where November went over there. This time of year gets super busy in my life. Between holiday outings, school events, and final exams for my middle school kids, there are lots of things pulling at my schedule. BUT the need to create for my stress levels is very real. That's why this time of year, I tend to really focus on quick and easy projects that I can get done in small blocks of time but still look really cute and fun.
This idea of quick and easy layouts mixes perfectly with Wild Whisper Designs because the collections include SO MANY pieces that can be used in fun and unique ways. Today, I am playing with the Canadian Winter collection and I didn't have to dig thru my stash for lots of extras or coordinating supplies because everything was already ready to go for me.
One of the favorite parts of this collection was the 12x12 paper where the same image was done with tree rings on both a dark background version and a light background version. I cut them into six by six sections so that I could create a layout using one half of each color. I made sure to use the right side of one and the left side of the other because then the patterned matched up perfectly to continue across the entire layout.
I cut up a few pocket page cards and added some of the ephemera pack pieces and the rest came together so quickly. Adding a little bit of thread to the hanging mittens created just a touch of fun dimension and texture without a lot of time investment. The whole thing came together in about fifteen minutes and I could get on with my lengthy to do list. I love being able to sneak in a few creative minutes even in the busiest of days!
I would love if you would also stop by my You Tube channel and check out the video that goes along with this layout to see which pieces and cards I used in more detail.