Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Gone By So Fast / CREATE Magazine

Hey, friends!  I'm sure by now you've seen the 2015 July issue of Scrapbook Generation's CREATE Magazine.  I am honored to be a part of the amazing Design Team, as a part of that, I have two layouts published in this issue.  I'm sharing one of them today.  I created this layout for the Journaling Challenge, which was to use song lyrics as inspiration and as part of your title or journaling.  I chose the song "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins.  The words ring true for the way I feel about my children...because time does go by so fast, and I know all parents WILL miss these times when their children are little!

I used the American Crafts Serendipity collection for this.  Months ago I created a layout for The Cut Shoppe using the Retro Rounded Corners cut file, and I saved the cut out parts.  I decided to use them on this page, and I love how it turned out!  I used minimal embellishments...mostly a few stickers from the Simple Stories DIY Boutique line and Tim Holtz, a few enamel wood bead from Pinkfresh Studio,  and a few flair buttons from A Flair For Buttons.

My title stickers are from Simple Stories, and I decided to just journal right onto the paper.  I love how these die cuts look against the colored cardstock...and I did add a bit of white gesso and some watercolor to the background.

This flair button is sweet and simple, just like the photo.  Just an unposed everyday moment with my sweet girls :)

I did add lots of machine stitching in a few coordinating colors as well as some tangled thread.

One final close-up of the bottom area below the photo.  I love when several collections can be pieced together to match perfectly!

If you haven't, make sure you check out the CREATE's a FREE download, and there is so much inspiration in there from so many creative scrappers!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

1 comment:

  1. This is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the color of those die cuts over that background!! The stitching is dynamic and awesome!! The song...I don't know it, but I read the message loud and clear, queue tears!! ❤️ Love the unposed moment, perfection!!