home of president andrew jackson. these are some of my favorite photos from 2014. the grounds and flowers were gorgeous, it was a lovely day, and my son looked especially charming in his straw hat.
the story: the traditional fourth grade field trip at g's school is to visit the hermitage and act as jr. docents. each child is given a location on the grounds and a small script to memorize. they all took this task very seriously and it was really precious to watch them present their information to the visitors that walked by. i say precious because there really was something sweet about their vintage costumes and earnest expressions as they recited their lines.
when composing my journaling, i wrote my more emotional thoughts on the layout and then used label stickers to add the who, what, where, and when to the accompanying project life page.
technique: i made a very simple, elegant mat for my main design area by blocking it off first with washi tape and using a blending tool to very lightly apply grey ink to the edges. i then pulled off the washi tape and stitched around the whole area to create a simple frame.
pajama time scrapbooking kit and goodnight moon add-on. an amy tan stitching kit comes with the add-on. this is just one of the things i love about kit clubs. i probably would never have bought one of these kits, because i figured i could sketch these little designs myself and already had floss and needles to finish them. the kit is great though. it's nice to have amy's pre-done templates to give you creative ideas and the tools (needles, piercer, stencils, and mat) are delightfully self-contained.