My Mother

Susan BudgeI Love This Picture of My Mother

With Mother’s Day around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on my own mother! I love this picture of my mother in the right page below.. Mainly because it was the picture I remember looking at all the time when I was younger. My dad had it framed next to his bedside.

I wanted to design a layout that really highlighted this picture, so I decided to do a circle, that all flew right back to the picture. I selected a variety of the butterfly and flower designer templates to design with to give it this airy feel, and a couple buttons to work into my design as well.

I also had some scraps of Echo Park “The Story Of Our Life” paper that I used on another layout, that was perfect! It barely even used any of the scraps I add to make this type of layout. I still have tons of paper left.

I also had a sheet of stickers that came with this paper, that I never used last time. I decided to throw a couple of them into my design as well, but I wanted to be able to move them around on my layout with my elements before actually sticking them down. So I just cut a scrap of white cardstock, and stuck it to the back, so that it was no longer a sticker, allowing me to move it around, while I designed.

This works for me, because with flat elements like these, I prefer to add a little 3D mounting tape to give them a little more dimension, and then it doesn’t matter that they are not stickers anymore.

Then I just took one design at a time, and then traced and cut it out of my paper, alternating colors and patterns. Working from one side of the circle to the other.

No Waste!

This layout came together really quickly and I barely even used up any of my paper. Even though I was already using scraps of paper, I still could get tons more use out of my scraps of paper. The Designer Templates help make the most efficient use of your paper, because you can line it up just where you want to cut it out of your paper, causing no waste!

Right “Mother” Page Templates Used:

Enchanted (5) Tiny Nature (2T) Tiny Floral (2T,3T) Tiny Accents (1T,2T) Tiny Shapes (3T)

Paper Used: Echo Park “The Story Of Our Life”

Left “Wonderful” Page Templates Used:

Tiny Accents (2T) Tiny Shapes (3T) Lacey Trims (2) Enchanted (5)

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