I Treasure You

Today I wanted to share a layout that I created with a sketch from Back Porch Memories.  Here is a quick look at the sketch that inspired my layout.

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Now for the layout!

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To start I cut a scribbled circle out of white card stock on my silhouette.  I layered papers from Maggie Holmes Open Book collection that coordinated with colors in my photo.  I embellished a glitter tag with some fabric and chip board pieces.  To finish off the layout I added lots of detail stitching around the page and added my journaling at the bottom with my typewriter.  I loved creating this layout with a mix a light and bold colors.  I have to say that I am always a sucker for a great sketch!  Now for some detailed pictures.  Enjoy!DSC_0535 DSC_0536
DSC_0542 Thanks for stoping by!

Candace

Sketch-N-Scrap #73

Hi, today I am sharing a layout I did for the Sketch-n-Scrap challenge #73.  Here is a quick look at the sketch by Kelly.

6278_494199487389410_4430110003179568119_nRight when I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I love paper piecing!  I cut various papers from the Open Road collection by Crate Paper in the shape of a pie to create one big circle.  I used different stitches to adhere the papers to the white textured card stock.  To finish I embellished with a few small journal cards and tags to go with the absolutely adorable pictures of my little guys.  Take a look!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Don’t forget to head over to the Sketch-n-Scrap blog to see what the other design team girls created with the sketch!

Candace

Oh Christmas Tree

Do you ever lay in bed and think about layout designs?  A few weeks ago I saw this layout in my head one night as I was trying to go to sleep.  The next morning I woke up and drew a quick sketch in a notebook that I keep for ideas.  I kept thinking about the layout but I was waiting till I had the perfect pictures to add to the layout.  Last Friday night we took our 4 little guys to get their picture taken with Santa.  We have had the same Santa for the last 3 years and he is just amazing!  I loved the picture that I took of him waving at my boys as they ran to him.  That picture paired with some closeups of the tree and I was all set to create my layout.

I used scraps from my collection and die cut stitched squares to create a tree, complete with a star at the top.  I layered embellishments around the layout till I felt like it was balanced and cohesive.  I had fun creating this layout and it was great to see the image in my head come to life.  I hope you enjoy and it inspires you to capture some special moments this holiday season.

Have a beautiful day!

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So Totally Love You

I loved last weeks layout made out of Amy Tangerine goodies so much that I was inspired to look through my older collections.  I love Amy Tangerine’s ‘Ready Set Go’ line from a few years ago.  It has such bright, saturated colors.

For this layout I started with a kraft paper from Amy Tangerine that has the die cut LOVE in the corner.   I chose to work a grid to complete the layout.  I laid out the photo, then just started cutting various sheets of paper from the 6×6 paper pad.

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I decided to go light on the embellishments and let the paper and the stitching be the highlight of the page.  I treated each square as its own “mini layout”.  For some grid blocks the paper was busy and I chose to just add a little stitching.  On the simpler blocks I added just a few details to enhance the page.  DSC_0155 DSC_0157 DSC_0158 DSC_0163

Another layout that came together rather quickly but the final product packs quite a punch.

Thanks for stopping by!

Candace