Lesson 06 Process Video 01

This layout is an event-based, single layout for the month of July. Sometimes it happens: the month goes by and you only picked up your camera one time. Go with the flow!

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For this layout I used photos from our trip to Memphis, TN, to see Graceland! This has always been on my bucket list, in some ways, and we had a great visit.

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I made use of the August 2017 Studio Calico Documenter kit appropriately named Let’s Go. I chose to bring out the blues and greens in this kit and have repeated those colors on both sides of the layout. There are also pops of orange and red.

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I reached for the July word from the July kit and added that to the filler card along with a stamped sentiment and a puffy emoji sticker. While the emoji stickers aren’t really my style, they were kind of cute to use and they add another round element to the layout.

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I really wanted to use the transparent circles included in the Documenter kit, so I made an effort to find ways to use them. The orange GO circle is layered very simply over one of the 3×4 cards.

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I also really liked the die cut tabs in the kit, so this yellow one is folded over the top of the photo and stapled in place. Such a simple way to embellish your photo! This little porch is on the back of the house (or the side maybe?) and I just found it so charming. Imagine Elvis having his orange juice out here in the mornings?!

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Graceland is pretty private off the main road, so it was challenging to get a full photo of the front, but I do love how this photo shows the grand columns and the beautiful pediments over the doorway. It was just about 110 degrees that day, and so very humid!

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We were given the nifty little headphones so we could hear all the details of the tour. Did I mention it was so very hot? But I love the little punched words from one of the 3×4 cards, it fit perfectly here.

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On the right hand side I included this title card. This card repeats the blue on the layout, and I used the alphabet stickers to add my simple title. A chipboard sticker adds just a little something and that is all it needs!

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I loved the initials that are on the wall, I think these were in the part that houses all the memorabilia, records, and a lifetime of entertainment. I also used the back of one of the die cut tabs to stamp travel notes on the side.

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This was a most beautiful piano in the living areas of the home. Everything at Graceland has been left as it was, and it is such a time capsule! But it definitely offered a treasured glimpse of Elvis and his life, and I am so happy we went. Please note: we were allowed to photograph only if flash was left off. Of course we heeded that request, and that is why some photos are a bit dark. And that is ok.

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