I'm still working my way through LOTS and LOTS of older photos that I've had printed and sitting in my craft area (for longer than I'd like to admit). This layout is from a 1st grade field trip from boy #2. There is a local ranch that reaches out to the local schools and helps to educate kids on everything from livestock to planting seeds. They do such a great job and the kids have loved every single visit to Lowell Ranch. I try to be one of the adult helpers when they go as I tend to learn something new each time as well. This particular field trip, the kids learned about dairy farming and actually had the chance to make and taste butter. So much fun to watch them shake cream in a baby food jar until it turns into solid butter - the excitement and resulting amazement is priceless.
I fussy cut around the water pump image from October Afternoon, inked around the edges and placed it on top of a journaling card from Echo Park Paper Co. to make it stand out. It plays right along with the theme of visiting a working farm for my son’s field trip. I also trimmed down a tag that I saved from a piece of clothing that had just the right amount of distressing to fit in with the layout so I tucked it under the corner of the photo on the left. Can I tell you how much I love this blond wood grain from Basic Grey. I was a little slow to jump on the wood grain band wagon but I sure do love how it looks. Better late than never right???