Thursday, November 13, 2014

Like It Was Yesterday


I've been kind of scattered with my projects lately and if you have too many projects on your to-do list, you might know the feeling. Shuffling papers around, moving one pile from here to there, not really accomplishing much of anything.

I know priority one for most scrapbookers is the memory keeping, but I approach it differently. My albums are just for me and won't be passed on to anyone. Because of that, it's the supplies that drive me to stay motivated in creating. So since I was in the mood to create, but didn't want to work on either project on my desk, I pulled out several items from {Open Book} by Maggie Holmes and got to it.


I cut up a few 6"x6" papers to make my triangles, and once they were adhered, I sewed lines between each of them with gold thread. I've made great strides in not saving items for "just in case I need it for that one project" and cut right into the vellum with the gold text print. Some flowers, stickers, and gold mist droplets and thought I was done.

Until a couple of years ago I never put a title on my layouts. While I was looking at my completed page, I felt it was missing something and so added the title. I chose it because even though she and I don't see each other often, it's like no time has passed and our conversations and laughter flow easily.

10 comments:

  1. Love this! The sentiment is beautiful and the woodgrain is a wonderful choice!

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  2. Great layout, I love your design.
    I am always in awe when I see stitching on a layout..stunning.
    Isn't it great when we meet up with a friend and it seems like no time has pasted :)

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  3. LOOOOOOOOOVE this layout! my new fave

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  4. Gorgeous! I never used to put titles on my pages either, but now I like them!

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  5. Oooooo, I LOVE everything about this layout! (And I am so right there with you on the shuffling projects around phase right now, ugh)

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  6. Wow, Elise! Triangles + gold + florals makes for one fabulous page. I'm a title girl. It's a rare page that doesn't get one. LOL!

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  7. Beautiful! Love the papers you chose...and the woodgrain background!

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  8. All the patterns together look wonderful x

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  9. What a fun page, love the use of the triangles.

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  10. Elise, love the layout! Love seeing some beautiful Maggie Holmes inspiration! Good for you on making that first cut in the vellum. :)

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!