Tuesday, March 29, 2016

First Mother’s Day Layout

Time for another challenge at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge and this time it is Anything Goes!  Do stop by the RRBC and check out the Design Team’s lovely creations. 

I have been planning this layout for several months and just had not taken the time to get it done!  My two boys were adopted from Russia at ages ten and almost four.  This layout documents their first Mother’s Day with our family. 

Since it was a very special day for me, I wanted to use some of my favorite stamps, dies and papers, Sun Kissed Fleur by Heartfelt Creations.  This is the first “I want it all” purchase I made when it was first released in May of 2013.  So glad I did as I have really enjoyed using the entire collection.  I plan on scrapping this page in triplicate, one for my book and one each for the boy’s albums so I didn’t want to use the paper collection as the background paper.  I like how the double-sided papers give you lots of options!

1.     Trim two sets of two of accent paper to 3” x 8 ½”, and one set of two to 3” x 8”.
2.     Trim gold accent color cardstock to 1” x 12” and die cut with Heartfelt Creations Border Essentials.  It can be easily lined up to create a continuous 12” die cut.  Add sections of die cut to the short accent papers and to the 5” x 6 ½” focal photo.  (Trimmed from a 5” x 7”)
3.     Stamp two sets of Heartfelt Creations Sun Kissed Fleur stamp in Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.  Die cut with Sun Kissed Fleur die.  Color with Fantastix brush tip, Ink Potion No. 9, and Memento Luxe in Morocco, Dandelion, and Pear Tart.  Shape flowers and leaves and assemble with Dries Clear Glue and add Suze Weinburg’s Mini Mosaics in Cracked Corn to the centers of the flowers. 
4.     The journal block was cut out from behind where one of the accent papers is mounted and trimmed to 1 3/8” x 6 ½”.  The journaling is done in my go to permanent marker, Zig in Hunter Green.
5.     Die cut title from gold cardstock with Quickutz (Lifestyle Crafts) Ginger font.
6.     Assemble page and adhere in place. 

·      Heartfelt Creations:  Sun Kissed Fleur Paper Collection, die, and stamp set, Border Essentials. 
·      Quickutz (aka Lifestyle Crafts) Ginger font
·      Imagine Crafts:  Brilliance Pearlescent Ivy, Memento Luxe-Morocco, Dandelion, Pear Tart, Ink Potion No. 9, Fantastix brush tip
·      Zig Permanent maker-Hunter Green, Two-Way Glue
·      Suze Weinburg’s Mini Mosaics Cracked Corn
·      Art Institute Dries Clear Adhesive
·      Miscellaneous:  Blue cardstock, adhesive, die cut machine, flower shaping kit

Please come play along with us at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge and enter your own Anything Goes project!

I would like to enter my layout in the following challenges:


  1. Oh my gosh Neva, how wonderful that you celebrated this very special day for this beautiful children by creating this beautiful layout for their album of memories. They look so happy to have a home where they are loved and will be cherished for many, many years.
    Thank you for sharing this very special project with us, Neva.

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at HIMCR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. What a lovely emotional project Neva, it turned out beautifully. Great idea to use the papers as highlights. I love that you referenced the 'I want it all' when it comes to collections..here I was thinking I was the only one LOL :) Cx

  4. Thank you for sharing this memorable lay-out over at our CCC anything but a card challenge.
    Good luck in the draw!
    Greetings, Linda DT-CCC

  5. What a great memory keeping project, Neva! Love the layout and colors. I must get back to doing some of mine, as well, regarding past travels. I love the size of "your" heart!

  6. Hi Neva! What a beautiful layout! The memories that are now preserved! Beautiful colors but most importantly - beautiful family!

  7. Oh wow--how special & you've captured it so beautifully!


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