Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Berry Sweet Layout


Hello friends.  I've got another layout to share today.

I started off with an adorable strawberry covered paper from the DCWV Snack Stack.  I cut a circle out of the center using my Silhouette and then I layered it onto some green cardstock.

I used a white gel pen to draw stitching lines around the inner edge of the circle.

The title was cut using a title I purchased from the Silhouette online store.  It took awhile to put together, but I think it was worth it.  After I assembled it I decided to add some white gel pen dots to the letters.

The label underneath was also from the Silhouette store.  I used some red brads from my stash and some Stampin' Up markers for decoration and journaling.

After I cropped the photo into a square I matted it and then added little green gems to the corners for an accent.
 
The photo is layered on top of a strip of paper from the Recollections stack All Girl.  I went around the edges of that layer with a Stampin' Up marker for more faux stitching.

Sorry I've been out of touch again.  Contrary to what you might think I've been doing TONS of crafting.  I am really catching up on my scrapbooking.  I've scrapbooked lots of newer photos, but some older ones have been sitting for a long time.   I've gotten really motivated and I'm almost done with them now.  It's been a lot of work but I can't wait to slip them into their albums and enjoy them.

Can I make an honest confession?  Scrapbooking feels like the most work and the biggest burden of any craft I do!  That's not to say I don't enjoy it, but I feel very obligated to do it.  I just feel I simply MUST scrapbook.  Maybe I'm weird, but I feel it's so important to do this for my kids.

The good news is that I end up having fun making most of my layouts and I LOVE the feeling of completion.  The kids just LOVE their albums and love to tell the stories from them over and over again.  So, even when I feel a little creatively stifled and obligated when I stare at a huge stack of photos I feel must be scrapped it's all worth it to me in the end.  
 

9 comments:

Margie said...

VERY SWEET!

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Amber lovely work acd yes Im sure it is worth it, beautiful keepsakes for your children, Kate x8

Lisa said...

This is berry sweet!! The picture is absolutely adorable! What a fabulous layout!! Happy Wednesday :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, what a precious and sweet layout!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is super sweet! Great paper and love the design! Carri~Abusybee

Angi Barrs said...

Yummy! This is my fave fruit. Adorable page!

Missy said...

I totally hear you---I'm the same way!! Scrapping is why I got started in paper crafting.....yet it's the thing I do the least of now!!! :( Pages are just so large, they seem so hard to complete, it's hard to add as much detail as I'd like, like I do on cards. (Not to mention expensive!!) My goal is to get "caught up" a bit this summer. Your LO is great, I really like that pattern paper!

Stephanie said...

Wow, this is adorable. It sure does look like a ton of work went into it. Great colors too:) I feel the same exact way you do about the scrapbooking. My hubby likes when I scrapbook better than making cards!!

Stephanie said...

Wow, this is adorable. It sure does look like a ton of work went into it. Great colors too:) I feel the same exact way you do about the scrapbooking. My hubby likes when I scrapbook better than making cards!!