Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Home Sweet Home, A Scrapbook Layout

Home Sweet Home, A Scrapbook Layout

Greetings friends! Today I have a bittersweet scrapbook layout to share with you.

While I'm all for young people growing up and taking on adult responsibilities, it's hard on the heart when not only do they grow up, but they grow their wings and fly away!

My son Tayo and his girlfriend Ellie recently moved into their first apartment. And while I'm so proud of them for having done it all on their own, I'm also very sad to have my second and last child leave home.

So what does a crafty mom do? Make a scrapbook page to commemorate the occasion!

To make this layout, I started with two sheets of Pinkfresh Studio's Happiness Blooms paper. I cut the floral element out of one sheet and used the other sheet for the background.

I traced an old Bazzill pink card stock heart that had scalloped edges onto the 'B' side of Jen Hadfields Picnic Basket paper, cut it out and then cut a smaller heart from white Bazzill card stock and mounted it on top of the Picnic Basket paper. 

The placement of the heart was dependent on the large floral element that I had cut from the Happiness Blooms paper. I aligned the cut floral element directly over the florals on the background paper and slide the heart between them.  When I did that, the right edge hung over the background so I cut that portion off. Once I figured out this main placement, I glued the two heart pieces together and then glued them to the background.

I mounted my photo onto white Bazzill card stock, and glued that to a piece of Pebbles Kid at Heart paper from the 6x8 paper pad. I topped the photo with the 'Home Sweet Home' chipboard from the Paige Evans Bungalow Lane Collection and embellished it with the key sticker from Jen Hadfields Live and Let Grow Collection.

I created a journaling box, which I will fill in later, by cutting a square shape from the B side of Jen Hadfields Bouquet paper, then cut a window out of that and embellished it with the gold butterfly from the same sticker pack as the key sticker above.

The 'We Grow Together' and the 'Happy Day' die cuts are from Jen Hadfields Live and Let Grow ephemera pack.

A date stamped with the Roller Date Stamp from Ali Edwards finishes the page!

What life event has tugged at your heart lately? It's a great idea to document these kinds of events, even if you just write something down in a keepsake journal. Your future self will be so glad you did.

Thanks for looking and see you again next month!


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