Monday, April 7, 2014

Layout Share: Go Outside

Happy Monday! I have a layout to share with you today featuring a photo of my sweet Isabelle that I just adore. It was taken last July and it is just "so her" if you know what I mean. Isabelle is full of spunk, high energy and enthusiasm for life. She is such an outdoor girl and is happiest with dirt on her clothes and playing in the sun.




For this layout I incorporated a few different stitching elements. I did a basic backstitch on the wood veneer camera card, I machine stitched the label down using a running stitch, and I did a small cross-stitch line of x's as well. I enjoy stitching on my projects because I love the added texture and it gives the layout more of a homemade feel, which I adore.

I appreciate you stopping by today at life, scrapbook, repeat. I enjoy sharing my small slice of blogland with each and every one of you. I have quite a few blog posts prepped for the remainder of the month, and you can expect to find new content here every Monday-Thursday morning at (or before) 8am EST. I hope to inspire you each of these days to enjoy life, scrapbooking, (or other crafty projects,) and to repeat this often. I would love to see you back here.

My schedule is as follows:


  • Monday: Scrapbook Layout
  • Tuesday: Project Life
  • Wednesday: Crafty project (cards, pocket pages, scrapbooking, home decor...this will vary.)
  • Thursday: Scrapbook Organization, or starting soon Scrapbooking Spaces
  • *One monthly giveaway for blog followers
  • *I also will have extra posts popping in from time to time so please be sure to follow me.  :-)


Let's talk finishing touches today. What are some of your favorite finishing touches to add to a layout or paper project? Do you incorporate hand stitching or machine stitching onto your layouts or cards? What about project life or other crafty endeavors? Anyone else feel more comfortable sewing on paper than fabric? I think for me, paper is easier because it is such s smaller scale. I do quite well with straight stitches on small pieces of fabric, but boy did I have fun figuring out how to sew 108" x 54" curtain panels. If you have never tried it, let me tell you, that is a lot of fabric to deal with. It is fairly simple, just awkward at times with so much fabric getting in the way.

Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'

xoxox

Toni

7 comments:

  1. Wonderful page, that stitched heart is awesome!

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  2. Fabulous page! Love how you stitched over the photo! I'm not sure if I'd be that brave! lol

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  3. This page is just awesome! Love the stitching and the photo is... everything. I love it!

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  4. Love this layout!! I really like the size of the photo

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  5. Congrats on being the featurd layout at SC this week! Love it! I can't stitch on fabric to save my life, but paper works well. I happens now and then. :)

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  6. Very nice layout! I like the large horizontal photo and hand-stitching.

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