Tags from M's impulse bins (hoarded)
Washi from Bullseye's Playground at Target (hoarded)
Cardstock and patterned paper I bought ten years ago (some of it was hoarded)
Core'dinations cardstock from J's (also hoarded!)
Martha Stewart heart stamp and heart punch
Fiskars smaller heart punch
Ranger Archival ink in Library Green
Distress Ink in Pine Needles
Distress Spray in Black Soot
Prima Color Bloom in Sunshine
Prima Color Bloom in Gilded
Tombow dual pen
Faber Castel Pitt Pen
Stadetler Triplus Fineliner
With the exception of one mistake, it came together pretty easily. I knew I wanted to challenge my usual blue/green color palette, so I printed the photo in black and white. I did this by importing the photo into Photoshop, choosing Filters>Camera Raw Filter, and dropping the saturation as low as it would go. For the color scheme, I chose orange-yellow-green for my palette. I found a few bits and scraps in my stash, and some ink in my ink drawer, and voila!
I mentioned one mistake. The original page had the orange stripes covering almost the entire page, which didn't leave me much of a journaling surface. I thought I'd tone the stripes down with some white gesso. That turned into a hideous mess. So I sat there, in a mild panic wondering what I could do to salvage the layout, when I noticed that my green paper had one scrap just big enough to cover the mess. I glued it down, ran some washi along the seam, and I actually like this better than what I had in my head.
Up until this year, we used to have our vet make a, “farm call,” to our house because we had horses. Since we re-homed the horses, we don't need the farm call. We still have three dogs and three indoor cats, which is way too many furbabies for two people to manage at one time. So, we split the vet visits in two. We thought that bringing the two big dogs on the first day, and the small dog and all three cats on the second day, would be the smart thing to do.
Then Buttercup (our female Saint Bernard) spent most of the drive doing everything in her power to keep Fezzik (her big brother) from being able to look through the gap between the front seats. He loves to watch where we're going, and he loves going to the vet. But, that's also where they have to put their heads to get petted, and she wasn't going to share the attention.