Do you follow the Gratitude posts on the EllieBeth Designs community Facebook group, one of my latest prompts was Favourite scent. “I love the smell of fresh strawberries, reminds me of my childhood picking berries on the berry fields. As soon as we were old enough you got to go in the packing house instead to pack them ready to be sent to stores. Marks and Spencer’s had to be a perfect shape, Tesco wasn’t as fussy then any left over or misshapes went to market. You couldn’t eat as many in the pack house than you could out in the field though haha“.
My mum still works on that same fruit farm today and we now get enjoy all the freshly baked cakes filled with fruit, my favourite is sponge cake filled with cream and strawberries or even a strawberry tart or two.
The Sunny Days kit from last years advent also reminds me of these memories, with its gorgeous artwork and bright colours. That’s one thing I have loved about the advent box, it was not just sheets you can use at Christmas but can be used and enjoyed all year round. And here I am in June still enjoying my box.
I had to save it for one of my June weeks, ready for summer to begin, bringing with it the sunshine, cold drinks and fresh fruit straight for the field.
I like to begin with the washi sheet using them to separate the days of the week and start the base layer of my page.
The colours are perfect for the sunny days ahead.
My next sheet is the Day in the life, to add my days and dates for the week.
The labels cover the mini calendar in the corner.
The Deco sheet has lovely images of strawberries and lemons along with the refreshing drinks in a kilner jar, the strawberry plant along with the flowers of the ready to produce the next lot of berries.
I have cut most of the stickers in half giving the effect of the washi tape going over the top of the sticker, I’m really loving this effect from previous layouts and can’t stop repeating it.
The little fruit deco is the perfect size to use as my checklist and and extra bit of washi to layer up for my things to do section.
This page has really brightened my day today and I have really enjoyed creating it.
I would love to see how you have used this kit if you purchased the advent, please share your layouts with us over on the Facebook community page.
Coming Next Week:
By Creative Planning Team Lead - Sharon Gubby
I love my Erin Condren vertical and it is my go to, full of stickers, hold everything, dump it all in planner but alongside this I always run something to hold extra to dos and note and scribblings that I can take anywhere with me.
Suddenly there's a new kid on the block!
Erin Condren have launched the A5 Compact Vertical. A hybrid A5, vertical combo. Mine arrived this week and I love how I've set the first week up. It's unconventional and I love it! Let me show you.....
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