Thursday, July 10, 2014

Rest Time

One of the classes I'm taking in this year's Camp Scrap is "Design." Each week, May Flaum, our intrepid camp director & instructor, gives us a sketch/design based on her best layouts. The sketch for Week 1 was a grid design. She used 4x4" photos in her sample, but I had only 3x4" photos, and one 4x6". But I still utilized the basic design she gave us to create my 2 page layout.

I shot these photos of our youngest cat, Barney, sleeping on my mom's lap while she was reading. You can't really see it in the photos, but the funny thing is, the book my mom was reading was one of Lillian Jackson Braun's "Cat Who..." book series.

I first laid out my photos on my kraft cardstock background. When I got them positioned like I wanted them, I took a photo of the layout, so I wouldn't have to remember where each photo went. (I learned this trick from Jennifer McGuire.)

I cut my circle elements using Spellbinders Standard Circles and Lacy Circles dies. I formatted the title in Photoshop, and printed it directly on a piece of patterned paper. I used the same patterned paper for the journaling spot & date. I also stamped a few miscellaneous images on that paper, and matted them with the slightly darker green cardstock that I'd used to cut the Lacy Circle mats.

After I adhered my photos, & title, journaling, and date blocks, I went around the perimeter with my We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool, using the Cross Stitch head. Then I stitched using a dark green embroidery floss. I finished up by gluing down the small images and several threaded buttons.


  1. This is a darling layout! I also love reading your blog. :o)


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