Sunday, August 30, 2015

Build A Life You Love

Build a life you love. 

Easier said than done, in my opinion but I'm glad I have these people along for the ride. My life is definitely much more meaningful (read : crazy, busy, loud. Haha!) with them around. 

Build a life you love. I try my best. Everyday. I hope the girls will notice that.

build a life you love

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I work in Photoshop (always!) and used the Build digital stamp as my stitching template again. How could I not. That word art is so fun! (and I miss hand stitching on my layout, I admit!) I measured and left some empty space for my photo before I printed a very faint outline (20% gray) of the stamp onto the white cardstock, then I pierced and stitched as per normal. 

Once I'm done, I added my photo, the 'roof' of the 'house' and the ampersand clip, the two enamel hearts, and a 'Be Happy' Flair from A Flair For Buttons which I layered with a sun sticker from October Afternoon Summertime. 

I used my Little Things story stamp (not digital) for that last sentence, then I added the metal Making Memories 'laugh' tag and the potty people wood veneer from Studio Calico. Are those considered vintage already? Ha! I'm running out of the little potty people and I'm quite sad!

Lastly, I sprinkled some happiness, oops, I mean colored mist onto the layout, layered the whole thing onto a piece of wood patterned paper and I'm done!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...


This is gorgeous! LOVING the "house" you made and that amazing stitching!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Стокли said...

Awesome house)) I love the "sprinkled happiness" too.