Hi friends!!! If you are in the USA---Happy Thanksgiving Week!!! It's Meridy here and I have a couple of 12x12 layouts that will face each other in my album, so the supplies coordinate across the 2 pages.
The pictures are from 2015, and the colors in the "Home Sweet Home" Classic Kit match them so well!
I started with my favorite papers in this month's kit and then added a few of the die cut pieces. I decided I wanted to add a couple of flowers to the layout, so I pulled a few from my stash and added crystal gems from my October Noel Mignon kit.
At this point I was ready to add my title, but the page still looked like it was missing something, I used one of the word stickers that said "love" and I used the Thickers to spell out "you". I still wanted to add some texture to the layout, so I decided to pull out some embroidery floss and hand stitch around the word "love". But the stitching kind of got lost with the sticker still attached, so I removed the original sticker and was left with the outline of "love". This looked so much better to me, so I went with it!
I decided to create the facing layout in my album with the same supplies. So I started with the same patterned papers and layering those up with my photos.
I wanted to mimic the title on this side of the layout too, but I didn't have any stickers that read "girl", so I made my own template. After I cut the template from scratch paper, I used a pushpin to poke all of the stitching holes. I removed the template, divided the 6 strand embroidery floss into 3-strand thickness and went to town stitching around the letters. Once I began stitching, it took me about 15 minutes to stitch the entire word. I was hesitant about hand stitching on a layout because of how time consuming I thought it would be, but 15 minutes wasn't bad!
After this layout, I know I will be hand stitching on more layouts in the future. I can sit and watch TV while I stitch. It was relaxing to me!!!
Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great week!!!