Hi! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m very excited to have gotten a chance to tell the story on my layout today because it’s about how brave my daughter is. Yep, she’s pretty amazing in many ways and blows me away with how she handles horses.
It’s my day to share a project over on the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons blog and there were certain digital papers I knew I wanted to use for my layout. The Pumpkin Spice Out West collection has some fabulous bandanna and wood grain patterns that would work perfectly with the theme of my layout. My daughter rides English saddle but her high school had a Western theme for Homecoming this past year and the Equestrian Club needed another experienced rider to ride in the parade. My daughter was thrilled at the chance to ride a horse in the parade and even though it was a horse she’d never ridden before, she took on the challenge. Here’s my layout:
You may notice in the pictures that my daughter is actually walking in one of them. That’s because her horse, who was also inexperienced with parades, was frightened by the little golf cart that was riding around with the giant pep flag waving and he kept rearing up. They decided to give him a little bit of a brake and then Erin got on just at the actual start of the parade and rode the rest of the way (with someone leading her horse in case he got spooked again.) In the end I think she would have rather marched with the band, but I still think she’s brave for trying it and getting back on that green parade horse!
So back to the crafting! I really love the bandanna (in blue – their school color) as the base for my page and filled a number of the shapes and alphas with other patterns as well! I used the pale wood grain on the speech bubble from this file and also the bracket shape (that I cut off) from the Layered Labels 1 Cutting Files. I also filled the bracket label with the Pumpkin Spice Circles & Spots small dots pattern for the background behind the title and filled the title with the dark wood grain from Out West. The journaling circle was created from the Scalloped Frames 2 Cutting Files filled with the larger brown dots for the outer circle and the pale grid from Pumpkin Spice Plaid Grid for the inner circle. I just love using those coordinating grids for journaling! So easy to match and makes it easy to write in straight lines! Here are more of the details:
Oh, and I had found the perfect sketch from PageMaps that was part of a challenge at Sketches4All so that was inspiring for me to get this story told:
You can see where I was able to use so many of the different shapes in the Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons store for the different shapes in the sketch. Oh, and I almost forgot those lucky horse-shoes! They are from the Luck of the Irish Cutting Files!
I’m so happy you came by today. Do you have any crazy horse stories? It seems like everyone does, if they’ve spent any time with horses in their life. I’d love to hear yours in the comments below if you want to share!
I am entering this layout in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes.
Other products I used:
Cardstock: Bazzill and Recollections; Printer and Ink: HP; Digital die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: ScrapPerfect and Xyron; Fonts: Another Typewriter, CK Black Out, CK Fresh.