Since Saturday was National Scrapbooking Day, and Sunday was Mother’s Day, I thought I’d share with you my First Mother’s Day scrapbook layout.
I had a LOT of fun with this, after doing many boy-type pages with blues and greens, I went all out girly. 🙂
This one is FULL of fun techniques, it was such a blast to do! Here are just a few of the products and techniques:
- The QuicKutz Spooky Scroll border die to make the arches. I don’t think they look spooky at all, but put me in mind of a garden trellis.
- For the journaling tag, the Spellbinders Nestabilities Mega Dies, Labels 8
- For the flowers, several layers of white mulberry paper, cut with the Sizzix Flower Layers #3 die. Simply crumple each of the flowers after die cutting, then stack, offsetting the petals.
- I used Dimensional Adhesive to make a pocket for the Mother’s Day cards I received. The one you can see, “For You Daughter,” was actually from my mother-in-law. How sweet! It still brings tears to my eyes when I read it.
- The transparencies are Prima Clear Paintables. They come in 12″x12″ sheets with four 6″x6″ designs on each sheet. It was a blast painting the back side with alcohol inks and blending solution. Go here (steps 1-15) to see terrific step-by-step instructions by Tim Holtz for this technique. (One of these days I’ll make a video for ya’ll.)
- The background papers are from K and Company’s Que Sera Sera Collection. LOVE those papers. I’ll be sad once I’ve used up the whole paper pack.
Each of those little squares was done with a different technique involving distress inks, rubber stamping, embossing and painting with a variety of media. I’ll share each one in a separate tutorial some time soon.
It’s hard to believe that little baby is now 23 years old and a Marine. Jeepers, where does the time go?
I’ll leave you with the journaling:
My first Mother’s Day was May 8, 1988, Joshua was just 17 days old. Our church always had special recognition for the mom’s on that day: the mom with the most kids, the grandma with the most grandkids, the newest mom, etc. My friend, Karen Wilson, went into labor at nearly the same time as I did. Our husbands were surprised to see each other in the waiting room at the hospital. Sadly, by the time I was ready to go home with Josh, she was still in labor. It was awful and lasted over 72 hours for her. So, when she got the Newest Mom roses, beating me out by less than 48 hours, I was happy for her. She told me later she thought of sharing them with me, but decided she’d earned them. I heartily agreed!