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.