Friday, January 05, 2018

You Are My Home | My Creative Scrapbook

Hi there!

I am sharing the contents of the January main kit and a new layout for My Creative Scrapbook today!

Check out this gorgeous kit!  I will tell you that the pictures do not do it justice, it is even more lovely in real life!

I was inspired by this Jillibean Soup stamp set from the kit and wanted to use it on my first page, at least!  I did use it on other pages, too! Most particularly, the sketchy circle stamp caught my eye for this page.

It inspired me to feature lots of circles in my design.

I was originally going to cut my photo into a circle, too.  But in the end, as you can see, I opted for a heart shaped photo.

I punched several different sized circles from a bunch of the patterned papers and layered them up in a horizontal strip of circles, off the page at first.  I then took the whole thing to my sewing machine and stitched a length of the rustic twine across the centre of the strip of circles.

I laid the strip of circles onto my background, without adhering it down, so that I could determine where to stamp the sketchy circles.

After stamping a few of them, I adhered my focal area down. Next, I adhered the photo.

I cut apart the stamp that reads "you are my happy" so that I could combine the first part with the 'home' sticker to create my multi font title.

Don't be afraid to trim your stamps, you may find you get more use out of them.  If you are careful and use sharp scissors, you will not damage the stamps at all.

My favourite step, embellishing, came next. This horizontal design created lots of little places for me to tuck in some goodies!

I also created a bit of an embellishment cluster at the bottom and tucked in a label to add the date.

My last step was a sprinkling of three colours of mist.

Supply List: Photoplay "Memory Lane" patterned paper ( tradition, family tree); Jen Hadfield "Heart of Home" patterned paper; Carta Bella "Welcome Home" patterned paper, die cut cardstock pieces, element stickers, chipboard accents; Jillibean Soup "Healthy Hello Soup" clear stamps and wood veneer flowers; rustic twine. Other Supplies: American Crafts cardstock; Stazon timber brown ink; brown Sharpie; Heidi Swapp gold color shine; Glimmermist (brick, olive vine). 

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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