Sunday, August 19, 2012

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #78 Stitching and Stamping

Once again popping at the last minute with my Make it Monday challenge entry.  In case you missed it Nichole has a wonderful video on her blog depicting how Heather Nichols stamps and then stitches on her cards.  You can see it here. Stitching does take a little time but I think the effort is worth it as it adds soo much interest and texture to projects.  Below is a layout I did with stitching added to it.  I definitely like it more now that I took the time to stitch.  Sorry about the poor photo..daylight was dwindling when I took it!
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Gosh look at those little darlings!  This seems like eons son is now 8 and my daughter is 5..where did toddlerhood go?  I really don't dress my kids on a day to day basis thinking of how they will look on a layout together.  (well..I might put them in colors that don't clash with orange at pumpkin picking time!).  However, I so wish Tyler wasn't wearing SpongeBob jammies!  Adoree has a pretty soft blue dress on which is perfect for the mood of this layout...SpongeBob clashes!  UGH!  Well as least it's yellow and yellow matches right!

I stitched little veins in the leaves.
Then I felt like I need one additional stitched element for cohesion so I pulled out some stitching templates from Oriental Trading and stitched a flourish.  I used variegated yellow floss to help blend in the bright yellow stamping (and Sponge Bob) versus the soft yellow in the background paper. 
I am trying to do more stamping in my scrapbooks.  For some reason I never think about stamps unless it's time to make a card.  So my goal over the next few months is to break out of that habit. I hope to scrapbook a little more too as I'm sure you guys are tired of seeing only cards! So stay tuned for more layouts!

I used my file Notebook Edge:  shaped notes for the journaling box.  I cut it out of lined paper and stamped it with a flower from PTI Honey Bees and also PTI fancy flourishes.  If you would like to purchase this file..please click on the preview below.  Hurry it is on sale for the rest of this month (8/31/2012EST).

Paper:  KC and Company scalloped circle
Die Cuts: Shelly's Art Notebook Edge: Shaped Notes, Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Turning a New Leaf, Honey Bees (flower), Fancy Flourishes..My Minds Eye Stella and Rose Gertie Girlie (date frame)
Flowers: Color Me Crazy: Crystal Jeweled Florets

It's time for me to hit the hay!  Thanks for stopping by!  Please come back again!