Hi friends and welcome back! Today I have a Project Life layout to share with you that I created for the Traci Reed Creative Team, and we are working with the #Foodie collection! I thought this would be the perfect kit to use for a Thanksgiving layout, because in our family we turn into a bunch of Foodies on that day. Ha! This is Thanksgiving in 2020, back when we were in the throes of the pandemic (and yes, we still are in many ways!) and if you’d like to see other layouts I’ve done in this album check out my link here: Project Life 2020. Follow along with my process below!
I chose to use this kit for my Thanksgiving layout because of the bright, fun colors, and I thought it would keep this layout upbeat and happy. I know everyone is documenting the pandemic in their own unique ways, and for me I wanted to remind myself that we were ok through it all. Part of my way of documenting this significant time was by simply using regular kits just like any other year or month or day. I had some lovely photos from throughout our day, the kids and I did a mini photo sess in the back yard and so I included those, along with all our yummy food we ate!
My title card was based off my favorite elements in the kit: these random kitchen items and food. It reminded me of how, during food prep for Thanksgiving you know how you take a moment and look around, and your counter and sink is filled with all these random items? And it’s all such a mess, but it’s a glorious mess that smells amazing and you know it’s going to taste so good! So I set up my title card to look just like our counters or a shelf and I love it so much! It’s the star of the layout.
A few other details I’ve included were the visit from our feral cat, Nico. He comes to get food once in a while, maybe a pet if you’re lucky, and then he goes off again on his adventures. We had taken a photo of our menu, and that is always fun to share! Also, our youngest made these Hershey kiss turkeys that they saw on Pinterest. They were so cute! Most of the time in my albums, I allow my photos to remind me of the stories I want to remember.
For the left hand side, I chose one journaling card and another filler card, along with the title card that I created using the wood grain patterned paper. The individual photos of our four kids were a great way to have them be seen on these pages, and also fill out the 3×4 pockets. I’ve added simple chipboard embellishments to their photos, which are from Cocoa Daisy. I also used some of those adorable leaf chipboard pieces to embellish the filler card.
The right hand side includes the fun filler card with the plate, and instead of putting food on the plate, I added word art! My favorite is the 4×6 journal card, which was originally black and white but I’ve tied it into the rest of the layout by adding the washi tapes and the banner across the top. This was the perfect spot to reflect and add my words of what I wanted to remember in the years to come about this layout.
Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you are inspired to create some food-themed layouts today using the #Foodie kit. It’s a great opportunity to tell stories about your favorite foods, your favorite meals, your favorite people and favorite holidays. See you again soon.
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