I’ve loved playing with the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection this year. Today I have a two-page layout featuring family photos from our Thanksgiving dinner last year.
GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE
DESIGN TIP: Look to bring in additional patterns by taking a cue from the elements in the collection you are working with. Some of the leaves and pumpkins in this collection had a newsprint pattern, so I decided to pull in a text patterned paper from my stash. I used it to die cut my title words and the leaves across the top of the page.
I used the Gobble, Gobble, Gobble cut file by Loni Stevens found in the Silhouette Design Store (#22530) to create the title block behind my family photo. It was fun to add little accents of chipboard and die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack in the openings of the letters.
DESIGN TIP: Try looking for pattern cues in your photos. My dad was wearing a plaid shirt on this day, so I decided to mat these photos with the plaid Pumpkin Everything paper. It subtly ties the left side of the layout together with the pattern of my dad’s shirt on the right side of the layout.
I also used the plaid heart sticker on the journal block above the photo of my parents to bring in a bit of that plaid again.
Finally, here is a closer look of the leaf border across the top of both pages. I simply used some metal leaf dies from my stash, adhering them lightly with liquid glue to keep them in place while I stitched through them with my sewing machine.
After stitching through them, I fluffed up the edges of the leaves for a bit more texture.
Don’t forget to take family photos this year at your Thanksgiving dinner. It’s the perfect time to grab a shot of your family for your annual Christmas card!
It’s been awhile since I have used dictionary/text style paper on a project. It was a lot of fun! Will you give it a try on your next project?
It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! … New sketches over on PageMaps.com. Here is the layout I created this month using the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection.
This was the perfect sketch to house all of the random snapshots I took at Thanksgiving dinner last year. Photos like these are always quite colorful and a bit chaotic to take in when they are placed in a group like this on a page. To make them more cohesive, I changed them to black and white. Black and white photos feel timeless and are perfect for family memories like these.
I love this layered cluster I put together in the top left corner by overlapping several of the wreath elements from the chipboard and Bits & Pieces pack.
I didn’t need to include a lot of journaling on this page, so I opted to just state the place and date on one of the labels from the Bits & Pieces.
I used the chipboard “FALL” banner pieces on this page as a simple, straight-forward title and added stitching across the top for cozy, fall texture.
I then stitched around the outer edge of the page and added mist splatters behind the floral clusters to finish it off.
Do you have a group of snapshots that you would like to put together on a page, but you are afraid they will look too chaotic or busy? Try printing them in black and white and then showcasing them with a cute collection like the Simple Stories Forever Fall collection. You will love the result!
I love this time of year! It’s a time to be grateful and ponder on the many blessings we enjoy in our daily lives.
When I think of my blessings, the people I know and love are at the top of my list. Why not take a moment this year to tell them! Drop them by a little note along with a homemade goodie and you are sure to make their day.
Bake your favorite cookies, stack them up, and place in cellophane bags. Tie the bags with a cute ribbon, adding a large, wood button, if desired. Tie on a cute tag from the I Love Family Ephemera pack
and you are ready to place them in your crate and deliver them to the recipient.
You are sure to put a smile on your loved ones face … and give them a happy tummy, too!
Happy Sunday! Today I’m up on the Noel Mignon blog with another scrapbook page using the Golden Delicious Classic Kit.
QUEEN OF THE KITCHEN
For this page, I used the colors in the photo to help me select the papers for the page.
In the top left corner of the photo, I created a little vignette of flowers layered over a cut apart label. I placed two of the flowers on different heights of foam squares to give it some variety; then added in a sprinkling of colorful brads.
I wanted the viewer’s eye to be led across the photo to the title next, so I used more flowers tucked behind the right edge of the photo to accent the word, “Queen.”
My daughter actually came up with this title. I was trying to figure out what to say about her winning a recipe contest at a teen church night, and she squealed, “How about ‘Queen of the Kitchen?'” It was perfect! And I love that she was still so excited about winning that night!
The gold letter stickers from the kit spell out the word “queen.” The rest of the title was created using the two colors of letter stickers from the Golden Delicious Daily Diary kit.
Finally, I layered together all kinds of fun bits around the title. The mason jar was cut from the Imaginisce “Happy Harvest” paper. Then the pumpkin, apple, and plaid button come from the Simple Stories chipboard sheet. Finally a few brads, and phrase stickers and a die cut on top. It’s so cute and eclectic!
Well, with Thanksgiving approaching I hope you are gearing up to be the “Queen of your Kitchen” this holiday! Are you hosting this year? My daughter will be getting her wisdom teeth out on Wednesday, so my assignments are minimal this year.
Stay warm and cozy!