I started this layout by choosing a few photos to scrap. I don't typically scrapbook more than one photo per layout, but when I take a million snapshots of one moment (as a mom of adorable toddlers, this happens more than I care to admit), I usually like to print a few in a smaller size and include them on my page. These photos are of my youngest son playing with my headband and enjoying selfie mode on my phone.
I chose the title "Sweet Selfies" since my son is pretty sweet in these photos. But full disclosure, I mostly wanted to use the "Peace Sign" paper from Dear Lizzy and thought the oranges tied in nicely with the word "sweet". I used the reverse of the same paper for the word "selfies". I hand stitched around the word sweet (using DMC embroidery floss - the color is 598 and matches perfectly, in case you are interested). And then I machine stitched over the word selfies.
I stuck pretty close to the sketch, and added my photos to the upper right hand corner. I used some more Dear Lizzy paper to add some layers behind my photos. Since the sketch called for a tab on the right photo, I thought this would be the perfect excuse to add in some of that vellum we got in our kits! I used my tab punch, machine stitched it directly to my photo and then used the stamp set to add the phrase "Be brave. Be wild."
I used one of the PFS stickers to add my date and clustered a few Pick Me Up puffy flowers around it to bring up some of the blue. As another excuse to use the vellum, I printed my journaling on a piece and stapled it to my page.
I finished off with a few more embellishments (I stuck with the main kit exclusively on this layout) and then called it done! You can watch the entire process here.
Until next time,