Family Fun with Countryside Comfort

I love family time.  It is the best warm and fuzzy feeling there is.  I am sure that you have seen these family photos of mine on many projects, but let me share the story.

It was a fall day in 2011.  My oldest son was a senior in high school.  This mamma bear was on a mission to have fun family photos taken before the birdie left the nest.  At this point my boys were so tired of me sticking a camera in their face, so I was feeling “iffy” about how the day might go.

To my surprise, it was the funnest day our family had had in a long time.  We smiled, and laughed, and were just plain silly.  So, if you have seen some of the silly ones—this is why. We actually got in the car to head home, and they both commented about how much FUN that photo shoot was.

So, find yourself a FUN-loving photographer who will let your family be yourselves—-and capture those memories…..before the nest is empty.

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To create this layout, you will need:

Use the gold patterned paper as the base for this layout.

Cut a piece from the coral paper to measure 12″ x 1-3/4″.  Adhere to the lower edge of the layout.

Cut a piece of the green patterned paper to measure 12″ x 1″.  Adhere to the top edge of the layout.

Using the Victorian Fence Border Punch, punch a 12″ border from the brown patterned paper.  Using the 12″ Straight Trimmer, cut just below the fence.  Adhere to the top edge of the coral paper using Repositionable Adhesive.

Cut a piece of white patterned paper to measure 12″ x 1/2″.  Adhere along the bottom edge of the fence.

Cut 3 pieces of paper to measure 4-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  Cluster together on the center of the layout and adhere.

Adhere stickers and embellishments to the layout.  Use Foam Squares with some to add dimension to the layout.

Add photos and journal as desired.

Photo sizes: 4″ x 3″ (3)

Happy Creating!


7 thoughts on “Family Fun with Countryside Comfort

  1. Very pretty and 3 photos, too! I already ordered the paper pack, picket fence punch and orange letters…now you are “forcing” me to get the stickers, vellum, and die cut sentiments! Thanks!

  2. Gorgeous page! I love this new Countryside Comfort collection. And, oh boy, did your page bring back memories! My son was also a senior in high school that year, graduated in May. Heading off for Basic Training in June. One of those things I’d been meaning to do with my family forever was a bike ride around the great bike path in our town that goes for miles and follows the river. So the day before my son was to leave, I packed the kids and hubby and bikes and headed for the bike path — which was flooded by all the rain we’d had that spring. Not deterred, I insisted we ride anyway — through the water! The kids thought I was absolutely insane (well, I was! My kid was leaving for the Army the next day! Of course I was insane!) But to this day all we have to say is “bike ride”, and we all groan, roll our eyes, and laugh. Thanks for the lovely page — and the memories!

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