*This is 1 of 2 blog posts today. For the Lawn Fawn Let's Roll blog post, click HERE.
Today I have a new layout showcasing Kerri Bradford's digital cut files. One of my favorite ways to scrapbook older photos from my pre-digital days is to frame them up. Because I can't alter these photos in editing software framing takes the emphasis off the less than perfection of the photos and allows for the memories and emotion to take center stage. I used an older cut file Kerri created for the Silhouette Store (Design ID #5265) on my page to frame up these photos of my oldest son when he was little with my mom. *I did alter the cut file a bit and made the frames more square than rectangular to work with my photos and page design better.*
The title, "Kiss Kiss, love you." inspired the direction of the page. I combined the two phrases ("Kiss Kiss" from Kerri's February Fourteen Kit and the "love you." is one of her FREE cut files found HERE.). A good title often can make or break a page. In this case it gave my page direction and everything just came together so easily!
I only had three photos for the six frames so I filled the open frames with die cut embellishments that helped tell my story. Hearts (from Kerri's brand new Just My Type Kit) and the camera (from her Design Secrets Class) make for fun embellishments.
I used an Ali Edwards circle stamp from her Tick Tock Stamp Set on the center die cut of the camera and some Studio Calico Kit stamps above and below. Hero Arts Soft Granite and Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Inks perfectly matched the papers in my layout!
I used another Studio Calico stamp in my journaling. I love adding touches of stamping to journaling. I feel it adds character to the layout and ties the journaling into the page design.
I love the shape of the heart in one of the designs in Kerri's new Just My Type Kit and I cut three hearts in varying sizes, embellishing them with stamping, enamel dots and a clip to make them fun! The "You've Captured My Heart" stamped phrase is from one of my favorite new stamp sets from My Favorite Things, Picture This. The love definition (pictured above) is from Wplus9's Defining Words Stamp Set. I wanted the text to be a bit lighter on this so I used MFT's new Grout Gray Ink to stamp the definition.
- Studio Calico Cuppa Chai Add On Stamp Set ("love. love. love", XOXO)
- Studio Calico Cuppa Stamp Set ("I Love This")
- Teresa Collins Tell Your Story 6x6 Paper Pad
- Freckled Fawn Glitter Clip
- Studio Calico enamel heart
Have a great weekend!