Hunting

*Disclaimer: the photos contain some dead birds. Let me just clarify though, that as much of them as could be used, was used and we enjoyed every meal they provided us with, and we shared them with some of the people present in the photos.

Early last year I'd set a goal to scrapbook 24 layouts for work by the end of the year. I think I got to MAYBE 12 and then I lost my motivation to scrapbook a bunch of dead animals and dudes wearing camo. This year I don't have any specific goals, but I want to clear out the stack of photos my father in law gave me a couple years ago, and the few I've been gathering from the last few years.

The struggle is that not that many scrapbook companies make products designed to document hunting. There are a few stickers, but I don't want every layout to look exactly the same, so I've had to get a little creative. There's no journaling to go with the photos, and a lot of them don't even have dates beyond the year, but the ones that do have a date get it stamped somewhere on the layout.

They also rarely have titles, or anything beyond a cluster of photos, some outdoorsy embellishments, and wood veneers. But of course that stamp from a past Ali Edwards kit fit this page just perfectly.

I used a pattern paper from the Rooted Love collection by Wild Whisper Designs and mounted it onto the same green paper I've used for all the other layouts to tie them together.

Please don't assume that the girls support hunting, or that they designed this paper for this purpose. The whole collection is about growing roots and flying free. This paper just happened to be perfect for this particular project FOR ME. It's not for everyone, and I'm grateful for them giving me this chance to be on their creative team.

*Let me just clarify that these birds were hunted for food and not for the simple act of killing birds. All of the hunting layouts I have and will share here are for my father in law. Hunting is something he greatly enjoys and while there is no journaling on the layouts, he has plenty of hunting stories to tell.