We Are Blessed! by Christine Meyer

We Are Blessed! by Christine Meyer
I did something brand new on my layout today, something that in 15 years of scrapbooking, I have never done!  I printed and used a sepia photograph!  Isn't it fun to try new things and be stretched in new directions? Christine joining you today with a layout that showcases the Simple Vintage Ancestry collection!
One of my favorite things about this collection is that it can work into nearly any style. While it has a lot of strong vintage elements, it's also got colors and lighter elements that make it work for everyone! I was immediately inspired to do a quilt design. With that in mind, I decided to use a sheet from the 12 X 12 Basics Set adding just a little bit of pattern and color but not too much.
There are so many cool quilt designs that can be done with just squares.  This is an example of one of them.  I cut out a whole bunch of 2 inch squares and then cut them again on the diagonal to make triangles.  I could have left them square tnd the design would have been fine.  But going with the triangles allowed me to include a wider variety of papers!  I liked the way the heart looked on it's side as opposed to upright, so I rolled with that!
My title uses the Foam Stickers from this collection.  This sticker set includes both print and script font, which just makes my heart happy!  I'm a sucker for washi tape and love when I can find a creative use for it.  I used it today as a distressed border - I tore off pieces of it and then tore that in half and added it around the edges of the layout.
As I chose my patterned papers for the heart, I tried to have a balanced combination of patterned with multiple colors and patterned monochromatic.  I also tried to have a good balance of lighter and darker colors.
To frame my photo I used a combination of a Chipboard Frame surrounded by flowers from the Chipboard, Cardstock Sticker Sheet, Foam Stickers, and Bits and Pieces.
Aside from the quilted heart, my favorite part of this layout is the top left corner.  I tore off the edge and had it reveal flowers tucked underneath.  All the flowers came from the  Sticker Book.  I added a little phrase, some foam stickers, and a brad to tie it all together. 
If you'd like to check out this layout up close and see how it all came together, you can find the video over on my YouTube Channel!
Thanks so much for stopping by today, we will see you again next time!

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