Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Rockin' with my Dad

Ever start a project only to realize that now that you've picked papers that you have to abandon it to help the kiddos, make dinner, etc.? That's what happened with this layout. I'd set out to do it and realized that it was time to start dinner for company. When hubby's alarm woke me the next day I woke with a start! I had a crazy idea about what I wanted to do for this page. 

I have LOTS of pictures of my guys throwing these pebbles at our local park's lake and I wanted to take this two photo Paper Secrets sketch and give it a few more while maintaining the sketch. 

In addition to the sketch, Paper Secrets challenge included using a chevron. I accomplished this with some paper piecing that I then sewed together.

So I laid out what would go behind the multi-colored doily page and stitched the doily paper down on just one side to make a flap. I even decorated the back of the doily paper with another photo. 

The inside of my three page single page layout!

All the papers are My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart, as are the dimensional stickers and clips. There's WRMK and MME washi. The alphas are a variety of American Crafts Thickers and October Afternoon alphas. In addition to machine stitching I used two WRMK Sew Stamper heads. And lastly, Kiwi Lane templates provided some of the shapes, and I used a Lifestyle Crafts embossing folder.


  1. I'm loving that patterned paper with the circles on it. The paper invokes a "feeling" of pebbles. How I miss having littles with their tiny hands clasped around their "treasures". Your pictures are precious. Nice layouts.

  2. Wow! What an awesome idea for extra photos! Great layout and title! Thanks for joining in on our challenge at Paper Secrets!

  3. Very cute page...love how you turned it into a 3-page layout!


  4. Great idea! Like a mini book layout! :) Love the photos and the stitching! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Paper Secrets. :)

  5. Saw this over at Paper Secrets. What an awesome layout! And what a fab idea for adding more photos to a layout without overwhelming it - VERY COOL!

    Lisa - Scrappy Distractions

  6. Thanks ladies. This one is probably a new favorite of mine.

  7. great layout! love those photos!!! Thanks for playing along with Paper Secrets!


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