12 x 12 | materials cardstock (Bazzill) + patterned paper (October Afternoon, Elle’s Studio, Crate Paper, Studio Calico, Basic Grey) + brads (October Afternoon) + thickers (American Crafts) + mist (Maya Mist) + stickers (Basic Grey) + fonts (Linenstroke)
A Note from Aliza
I used a lot of my go-to elements on this layout. I have used this centered, square design several times, with three photos and one-fourth for embellishment and/or journaling. The tilt just felt fun for a layout about skateboarding. I often add black matte or outlines to my photos and papers. There are so many times I am stuck on a layout, and adding some black around the elements just makes it all feel right. I have a thing for black.
One of the things on our summer to-do list was to find some skate parks in NYC. We didn’t expect to find one just a 10 minute walk from home, right under the Manhattan Bridge. We didn’t expect it to be so gi-normous. Sam declared that this is now his new favorite place.
I love that he was not intimidated by everyone else who was much older and more experienced. He was not frustrated by falling down. Hard and often. And, all those older, bigger skaters treated Sam (and each other) quite nicely. Way to go, skater dudes.
August Fun Fact
This summer, we have all been watching lots and lots of Supernatural. I love that my kids tell me when they think I should close my eyes, because I don’t enjoy anything too gory. I like the feeling that they are looking out for me.