>> Thursday, June 24, 2010

If your any thing like me - you find inspiration every where you look!!  Well that's what happened with me when i created this layout - even though the end look didn't come out the way i envisioned it - its where the inspiration came from!  I bought these cute capris for my daughter and LOVED the patchwork - i thought it would look perfect on paper.  
So the process began - i got my cardstock and a ruler and measured where i wanted the squares and lightly traced with a pencil so i knew where to cut.
Then i used my cutter making sure it was lined up evenly and i didn't over cut - i cut them all out. If your a pro with an exacto - that might be easier.
Then i cut 3 squares a little larger than my openings and glued them to the back of the cardstock.  I did distress the inside edges of the openings before doing this. 
The finished product - i ended up stitching around the squares but decided to leave of the zig zag stitching for fear it might take away from the picture and i needed a place for journaling because my picture was so large.  But i can tell you right now - i will be doing this again - with that zig zag stitch in the middle. I used the Lovely collection for this layout!
So what inspires you??  Let us know and show what you've done on a layout or other project.  Upload your layouts to the Ning gallery and they just might show up here on Friday Faves!  Thanks for your Lily Bee love and support!



Lori Gentile June 24, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

Super cool, Brenda! I love it!

kristen June 24, 2010 at 2:45 PM  

Darling idea Brenda! Thanks for the step by step.

Virginia June 24, 2010 at 6:49 PM  

Cute, cute, cute! I love it!

Fabi Ormerod June 25, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

Great layout!!! I loved it XX

Jill June 26, 2010 at 8:43 PM  

This is such a lovely (so to speak) and heartwarming page, Brenda! LOVE the stitching.

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