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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Documenting 12-12-12

Today's layout is a page that I have been wanting to make ever since I took the pictures that are documented here. First of all, I used a sketch from Pretty Little Studio (you can find it by clicking here). I just LOVE participating in their challenges. I find them so fun! When I saw this week's sketch, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I liked the grid design, so I made a little window template in my Silhouette software and cut it out with my Cameo. I took all of these pictures with my iPad, so I was happy to be able to utilize the pictures in small format on my page since they're not the best quality.
I used Basic Grey's "Fact & Fiction" line for this page. I bought it all at JoAnn's when all of their scrapbook stuff was 40% off plus I had an extra 10% off coupon. I really like all the little items Jo's carries of this particular line! I was happy to get to use the supplies since they had sat in my scraproom for a couple of weeks without being opened!
One very time consuming technique I used on this layout was hand stitching. I hand stitched every inch of the grid. While I like how it looks, I don't have the "proper" tools to make hand stitching efficient. It took me a loooong time to get this page done. I think I used almost a whole skein of embroidery floss for this page!

Thanks for stopping by! :)


blsd2scrp said...

I absolutely love this! the stitching is awesome! great work! :)

craftykellyj said...

Love this layout Heather! I wish I would have taken pics on 12/12/12, but I was at work, so it would have been boring. I like the hand stitching also. I do lots of that on my projects since my sewing machine isn't up and running. Great job!

Ashley Horton said...

Looks awesome Heather!! The stitching on the grid was definitely worth it, because it looks great! And I love the different Thickers/stickers you used for the title on your page!