May is finally in the books! I always enjoy getting to the end of a month in scrapbooking, feels like a new start is just around the corner. The same can be said for when you start a new album. It's official, I will have at least four Studio Calico Handbooks this year. Possibly five unless I can reel things in a bit. I had these grand thoughts about switching at the end of June to a 9x12 album, but in the end my OCDness won over. I can't handle having different sized albums, just can't. But it's definitely looking like 9x12 is gonna be my thing for PL15. But really, who knows I may change my mind.... again.
I loved this quote from Tom Hanks. I adore him and love him even more after reading it. That man loves his wife - what a keeper. I used a few Studio Calico embellishments - the asterisks are from a monthly Project Life kit, the gold enamel dot is from their Essentials collection (RIP) and the @ symbol is an old shop item. The lemon paper is also Studio Calico and is from the LemonLush collection.
I am obsessed with this song - the Ellie Goulding version - so instead of printing off a big 6x8 photo (note: I didn't have one) I typed this up in Photoshop and added the Studio Calico stamp. I felt it needed a little something - gold, obviously - so I hand-stitched the heart. And because I'm awesome, I printed it too small so ended up using this flowered washi tape from Glitz Design as a pretty background.
This was also the time that Maya Angelou passed away, so including this quote from her seemed rather fitting. It's from the Inspiration pack of Jumbo Stickers by Me and My Big Ideas, adhered to a transparency and put into a Simple Stories 6x8 page protector.