Happiness is Homemade! by Nathalie DeSousa

Happiness is Homemade! by Nathalie DeSousa

Hello Simple Stories friends!  Nathalie with you today sharing a new layout using the beautiful APRON STRINGS collection.   It is probably one of the cutest new collections from Simple Stories.  I don't know about you, but there is always stories that happen in the kitchen; flavors that you want to remember,  some you will want to remake, and some you will want to forget.   Well, this collection will have you documenting all those beautiful ( and not so tasty)moments in style.  Let me show you what i have created with it!



All the kitchen and rustic country feel of the Apron String collection is the perfect complement to my daughter's first attempt at cake decorating.  So,what better way to bring the feel to the page than to recreate some of the kitchen utensils with paper.




I drew the shapes of the bowls, pitcher, whisk, rolling pin, spoon and spatula on the b sides of some of  the papers, as well as the 6x8 paper pad.  I fussy cut the images, erased the pencil lines, then glued the cut images to white cardstock.  Here i used a paper piercing tool to create the stitching guide around the perimeter of the image, and used matching embroidery floss to detail - handstitching- each of the images.  I love this process, it is lengthy, but i  love the results.



After a few hours of music and handstitching, it was time to assemble the page.   First i cut a strip of the sn@p Color Vibe Lights - Blush- and punched a border along the large edge of the strip.   I glued this to the center of the Seasoned with Love  paper.   I backed the pictures of my girl with papers from the collection and set them in place with foam adhesive.  



All the stitched images were then glued to the page creating a large pile/cluster to the right of the pictures. There are so many cute embellishments in this collection, it was easy to embellish the page.  The floral images in this collection are amazing.   Finally i used one of the Chipboard stickers as the title for the page, and placed it below the pictures and stitched elements.



I just love how this turned out. The colors, design and overall feeling of the collection is so perfect for all sort of food/cooking adventures. You are going to love the new Simple Stories' Apron Strings collection!


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