Monday, July 7, 2014

Everyday Moments Make the Best Memories

Hi everyone!

If you have kids, then you know how frustrating it is when they bicker, fuss, and fight.  But the times when they exist in harmony?  Those are the best!  I took this cute snapshot of the kids last July when they were simply together watching television, listening to music, and enjoying each other.  I used the Simple Stories Homespun collection, which is so beautiful!  Check out my Homespun 2-page layout from April if you missed it.

So here's my layout!  Do you see what element I carried over from the 2-page layout from April?  :)

I didn't follow a sketch this time, but my inspiration for the design was this Page Maps sketch created for Back Porch Memories.  I liked the vertical paper on the left, but I only had 1 photo, so I improvised on my own after borrowing the vertical strip element.

I started with a piece of CTMH Colonial White cardstock and a thick strip of the flower paper from Homespun.  I messy-sewed along the right-hand side and then attached a piece of plaid chevron on the left-hand side.  I sewed just inside each edge of the chevron to create texture, and then capped the end with a red ribbon knot.

For the photo area, I used the wood paper as my base, inked the edge and layered the distressed heart paper.  I matted the photo using the grid paper, and included the "It's a wonderful life" banner tag underneath with 3D foam for dimension.  My journal spot is right underneath.

To create more interest around the photo, I used the yellow doily, the green heart, the red banner, and the "little moments" tag from the Bits & Pieces.  I also created an embellishment area in the top right using a thin strip of the flower paper, three hearts, and sewing.

Finally, I created the title by cutting out the words from one of the papers from the collection (popping them up with 3D foam) and cut "memories" using my Cameo.  

How have you used this pretty collection?  I'd love for you to share your projects in the comments!

I hope you have a great Monday and a great week, and I hope it includes a little bit of chocolate.  :)  Happy scrapping!



  1. I don't sew, but after seeing all the cool sewing on layouts I may need a machine!

    1. Lyne I don't sew clothes at all! It doesn't take a super fancy or expensive machine, either.

  2. Wow, this layout is just wonderful! The stitching on the border and the mix of papers makes for such a fun page!


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