Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Amazing Things Will Happen. . .

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

How true! Work hard, be kind. Always. At the same time, I like to remind my girls not to be too kind that people step all over you. Haha!

I'm contradicting myself, I know. I guess what I'd like to say is that balance is important. Be kind, but don't let people treat you as a doormat. You know what I mean? I'm sure you do.

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I made this layout for a challenge hosted by Suz on October Afternoon blog. Hop over to see the Inspiration Piece.

I looked at the inspiration piece and was straightaway drawn to the design of the page, which means I used it as kind of a sketch, even though it is not technically a sketch. I decided to use a half sheet of the Treasure Map Label Stickers. If you take a closer look, the stickers on that sheet goes from light blue to dark blue gradually. I cut the sheet in half vertically and used them in the order the very order they came in. Don't you just love it when that happens? :) 

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I machine-stitched the labels with straight lines down the middle, imitating the line on the center of the inspiration piece.

I then raided my stash of Mini Market Alphabet Stickers and completed the title of my layout, adding some typewritten strips in the middle. Back to my sewing machine again to stitch straight horizontal lines across the alphabet stickers, again, to imitate the lines + bulleted points on the inspiration piece. I had to use some of the fabulous embellishments from Treasure Map, I had to! They were begging to be put onto this layout! :D I ended up using one of the chipboard, a tin pin and a banner. I also stamped the star a couple times here and there because I just love the way it looks together with my mist sprinkles. 

I must tell you this, I am in love with Treasure Map! Expect more Treasure Map layouts from me in the near future!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING that quote and how you used the journal stickers!!!!

Anonymous said...

Such an awesome and inspiring layout, my friend!

Scrapthat said...

Oh I really love this Sasha! I love that you took the idea and ran with it, it makes for an awesome title! I love how you mix all your fonts and it works so flawlessly!! WTGG! :D

LAC said...

It has been years since I have had the time to scrapbook. But I have never seen a page that I love as much as this one. I am blown away!!! I am so glad I am bored at work today and clicking through various blogs, found yours from a comment on Karen Russell recent post!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Layout Sasha!

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous Layout Sasha!
thank You!!

Anonymous said...

You are my new scrap heroine and I'm afraid I intend to scrap-lift your layouts one by one, ha ha! xx