Where did you Get That Hat?!

The Remember Me collection is a mix of heritage-style and modern patterns which makes it really versatile for all sorts of layouts!

I thought I would share a layout that I did which is very different in style to my first, heritage layout this month.  My DD came home wearing this ‘hat’ after Brownies one night. I was really impressed that she had created a hat from newspaper!

For a change, I created apertures in the background for the photo and elements. Although I cut the layout with my Silhouette, this could be easily achieved using a craft knife compass (these cool tools are really inexpensive). Alternatively, place the circles on top of the background. To make them pop, I outlined each one with a white pen.

The title has also been cut out. Check out all these fabulous patterns in the collection! I love the 6 1/2″ paper pad as the patterns are all scaled down – great for using as accents.

Check out the Remember Me collection including the paper pad and collectables.

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag

Pooch Crazy Girls!

My DD is totally obsessed with dogs. We don’t own a dog ourselves, so whenever we visit the park, she is immediately drawn to any passing pooch!

On a trip to the park recently, the kids accosted a complete stranger and took their dog for a little walk. The dog was totally adorable and I think they would have taken her home if they had the chance!

As the it was the first sunny day in ages, I wanted to create a fresh, spring layout using the Remember Me collection.

To keep the background fresh and simple, I started with a pretty stamped image – Timeless, Botanical and added small rhinestones to give it a little sparkle. From there, I used layers of patterned paper to form the base for the photos before adding in die-cuts from the Collectables. The gorgeous little tag is a fab way to add more interest and texture to the embellishments.

Rather than use just straight edges, why not try using your punches and die-cuts (from the 6 1/2″ paper pad) to add depth and texture to your photos? The paper pad features gloss and flock papers too so although you can’t really see it in the photo, there are different textures below the photo which gives the layout a real tactile feel.

I hope that you get a feel of just how versatile the Remember Me Collection is with is lovely mix of patterns and colours.

Thanks for popping in.

Morag x

Heritage Layouts

One of the reasons that I started scrapping was to pass the family history onto our children as well as documenting their own childhood. Unfortunately, I don’t  possess many old photos of my parents or my own childhood so I don’t create many heritage layouts. The handful of original photos are therefore even more precious to me.

This original photo of my Dad was taken as he joined the Navy at a ripe-old age of just 17. Although I don’t know very much about his service career, what I do know I documented and tucked it in behind the photo.

The Remember Me collection is designed to complement heritage or Service photos. The deep reds really help old photos pop. The Collectables have wonderful die-cuts which are elegant and often poignant.

To give my layout a very masculine feel, I distressed the background paper. A simple rip below the photo helps to draw the eye to the photo. I distressed the edges and added a little ink before  loosely sewing together with twine.

To add texture and age to the layout, I scrunched and inked the edges of the background paper. To make the ‘rusty’ letters, I inked each letter with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain. I then added Distress Powder in Vintage photo and heat set. Finally, I randomly inked the embossed letter with more Walnut Stain and Black Soot to give it more depth.

To see the full Remember Me collection take a look in the shop here.

Thanks for popping in.

Morag