Monday 30 June 2014

Monday Moments - The Memory Nest

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Today's post

It seems such a long time since I first announced I had been given two guest design spots at The Memory Nest - here - but at last the first day has arrived.  This is just so exciting and I'm extra extra pleased and proud because it's all about scrapbooking!

So here's the sketch - so easy to work with and adapt to my pared down style.

And here's my page with a scrummy photo of my youngest interacting with his two nephews.  I really go for these story type photos much more than posed looking at the camers ones.

So I trawled through my enormous stash of paper and selected lots of leftover scraps keeping with a blue/orange/grey/yellow colour theme.  I decided to place my elements over to the right of my background paper so there was plenty of white space - this time orange space - left on view.

Once I'd adhered the base papers I got to work on the sticker embellishments and found three stars in the right colours as well. I used a flexmarker to outline the photo stack - just gives it a bit of a shadowy 3D effect. Buttons without any stitching were the last embellishment to be added.

The title and then the journalling got added - really important to me - slightly further down than on the sketch.

Papers: Bazill Basics cardstock; Collage Press, Tell Your Story; Little Yellow Bicycle, splash; Hambly screen prints, little circles; ep, note to self & a boy's life
Alphas & stickers: ep, All about a boy; Bella Blvd, sophisticates
Embellishments: Flexmarker, light fawn & buttons from my stash

Thanks for looking today, very much appreciated.



  1. I love the handwritten journal... a precious moment captured !

  2. Wow, that's a super fun and handsome layout, Jane! Congrats on your guest design spot.


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