This morning on the blog I’m stopping by to share a pretty layout I recently completed using the Flutter collection from Fancy Pants Designs. I’ve told you before in a previous post that I just love this collection, I love the colours….so I was determined to do another layout using it. Maybe another one yet too! I picked up this layout at my favourite LSS, My Stamping Studio in Windsor, NS. I’m heading down there this week for my birthday road trip actually! Look out Kelly, here I come!!
For this layout I decided to highlight a single photograph which I really cherish. It’s all the women, except for Grammie (90) and my SIL Jin who’s in Ottawa, on Mom’s side of the family. We aren’t often all together anymore it seems, as lives are very busy, but on this night we were and we were all dressed up so it was a great photo opp. We got together to go out to the dinner theatre and celebrate my Mom’s 65th birthday.
Here’s what I came up with, I really like the flower in the lower right hand corner. :
Aside from the papers and embellishments provided in the package by Fancy pants Designs, I used a pink ribbon from my stash, buttons and a cream doily also from my stash, foam dots, coordinating cardstock and inspiration from my friend Tracy McLennon, scrapbooker extraordinaire. You can see all her crafty greatness by checking her out on Pinterest as Scrappy Chick or on her blog here.
Thanks for looking and have a great afternoon!
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. I am both a mother myself and a daughter, so as much as I like to relax and enjoy Mother’s Day, I too have a mother to pay tribute to and celebrate. As I was laying in bed last night thinking about the upcoming Mother’s Day weekend, I remembered this certain scrapbooking layout I did way back when, for my boys, for Mother’s Day. I knew I wanted to do a blog post about it. So here it is! The year was 2003 and I was 29 years old, and my boys were ages 2 and 3. I was smack dab in the middle of motherhood for sure….the good, the bad and the ugly. As we all know our children are our pride and joy, but they can also challenge us and frustrate us. At this particular time I chose to sit down and write a letter to my boys about the way I was feeling that Mother’s Day, the thoughts that were going through my head, the pride I was feeling being their mother, the love I had for them that I never knew until I had children, and so much more. I printed it off on the computer onto some white vellum (remember vellum??? haha!), and I attached it to my page with brads. The paper I chose to use certainly is not my current style or taste, but I must say I look back at it fondly and smile, it’s pretty “Mother’s Day”ish isn’t it?? Flowers and watering cans, and typical of the early years of scrapbooking. It was by K & Company I believe. Here are the two pages I put together.
It’s the letter that I want to draw your attention to though. I sit down now and read it and tears come to my eyes…..and I think the boys would enjoy reading it now too, and in the years to come. Those were my feelings as a new mother, and I documented them. I challenge you to do the same this Mother’s day. If you aren’t a Mother than you likely have one. Write to her. Or the “mother” figure in your life that has had the greatest impact in your life. I mean wouldn’t you be interested to hear what your mother was feeling and thinking about you when you were only three and she was celebrating her third ever Mother’s Day?? I know I sure would. Maybe someone will like to read about your thoughts and feelings some day, I bet your children will!! Print it off on cardstock or vellum and put it on a page with a photo. It’s heart warming and emotional and touching. What a wonderful keepsake.
As another Mother’s day approaches I am looking forward to celebrating with my Mom, my sisters who are all mothers now, and my boys. My husband will be away on a trip, so we celebrated within our own little family unit of four last week, and with his family last weekend with a turkey dinner. His Mom and sister were there and they are mothers too. Mother’s Day really is a time to celebrate and reflect on the wonderful women in all our lives. Enjoy your special day! Oh, and write a letter and scrapbook it and show the world why you love being a mother. It’s been 11 years, I think I’ll write another one this year and reflect on this aspect of our lives!
~A mother holds her children’s hands a while, but their hearts forever.~
Good morning! It’s raining today in Nova Scotia, but we’ve had some nice days lately so I won’t complain. Today I thought I’d drop by the blog and share a layout I recently completed with a brand new collection called “Milo” from my favorite, MME. I just picked it up last Thursday at the fabulous My Stamping Studio in Windsor, NS. I love everything (almost) that MME creates, and this collection is no exception. To the paper and embellishments that MME put together, I added a bit of cardstock, a crocheted doily from an older MME collection, a grey paper doily from Michael’s, a white paper doily from the dollar store (lovin’ the doily trend!!), a wooden veneer that I actually broke into two pieces and inked a bit, foam dots to raise the title a bit, rich cocoa ink around all edges, enamel dots from my stash, as well as a few rhinestones. I particularly like the little 3×4″ square sentiments that they’ve created to go with this collection, such an easy way to make a title for your page. I also used my elegant edges cartridge on my Cricut to cut out the background shape, and a border punch to create the bit of yellow border along the bottom of the page. Thanks for looking, and maybe on this rainy day you’ll find some time to get crafty….since yard work, gardening and walks are out of the question!
Hello and happy earth day! What a beautiful day it is out there! I am just swinging by quickly with a layout a did last Friday. I used up odds and ends of different My Mind’s Eye collections on this page from the past year or so. If you have gotten to know me at all you’ll know that I just love this family of colours, teals and raspberry. My faves! On this layout for embellishments I used some MME elements, but I also used a canvas heart that I got at the fabulous My Stamping Studio, foam dots, a few wooden veneers also from My Stamping Studio, a few stick on pearl dots from Michael’s, cardstock and the Elegant Edges Cricut Cartridge…..oh and rich cocoa brown ink! Thanks for looking!
Here’s a close up of the hearts and embellishing in the bottom right hand corner.
Well, Easter weekend is almost over. I managed to find some time to scrapbook on Good Friday, but since then I have been busy with other things. Maybe if today goes according to plan I’ll get to my table after supper tonight. In the meantime, here is a layout I completed on Friday. It is using a brand new collection from My Mind’s Eye that I just picked up on Thursday at the fabulous My Stamping Studio in Windsor. It is called Izzy. Apart from the fabulous paper and coordinating embellishments created by MME, I used cardstock, brown ink of course, a wooden butterfly by Teresa Collins, a paper doily (green) that I picked up at Michael’s, and the cork and fabric hearts I got from My Stamping Studio as well. Here is what I created! Thanks for looking!
Today’s double page multi-photo layout is one I started on Friday and finished up over the weekend. It’s featuring photos from Mother’s Day 2012, when my sisters and I took our children to the Wildlife Park and on a picnic. I used the paper pack called Daily Grind from Simple Stories. I love the colours and the bright graphic design of it. Thanks for looking!