Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Patchwork of Love Scrapbook Layout

Hi!  Hope everyone is having a nice day.  Today I am sharing a scrapbook layout that I just finished up.  Every spring my chiltdren and I have picnics in our yard.  We generally pull out all our quilts and just spend the day outside.  This year my kids are extremely excited because Edward, my youngest son, will get to experience this.  They have already started planning our first picnic.  It doesn't take much to make them happy, right?
This base sheet is Vivacious by Authentique and the vertical strip that looks like quilting is trimmed from the Spirited sheet also by Authentique (this is the Lively collection).  I bought a few sheets from the collection and I got a 6X6 pad at Scrapbooker's Emporium (I realize that the section of the sheet with the name remains on the paper but I may need to have my husband pick a few more sheets and I wanted to be sure I got the name off it before trimming).  They have some great papers and tools there.  They have just started a Scrapbooker's Emporium blog also, I am sure they would love for you to stop by and check things out.    The heart was cut from the Cricut Tags & More cartridge, the white photo matting was cut from the Elegant Edges cartridge, the title from the Type Candy cartridge and the bird was cut from the  Animal Kingdom cartridge.  Whew, that was a mouth full.  I cut several hearts in different colors and then cut parts from each one and stitched them together with my sewing machine and then cut a shadow for that heart with pinking shears.  I used my sewing machine to add stitching to several elements.   Below is a close up shot of the heart that was pieced together.  The stitching is not perfect but that makes it just a little more attractive to me.  This is the first time I tried stitching on a layout and it really added a lot of dimension to this.
I hope you enjoyed the layout and thanks for stopping by.  If you like what you have seen be sure to become a follower.  Please stop by The Fantabulous Cricut Blogspot Bye-Bye Birdie Challenge to check out all the cute cards the designers have created.  Thanks again.



  1. What an awesome layout !! Love the color pallette and your stitching is fabulous :) thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!!

  2. What a fun idea with your family! I'm sure it's a tradition they will carry on! Great layout, LOVE the paper! The stitching is fantastic! Thanks for playing along at FCCB this week!


  3. What a pretty layout. Thanks for playing along at FCCB.

  4. Your layout is so pretty with all the quilting. I really like you idea of the picnic on the quilts. I am sure it is something they will never forget and will always bring wonderful memories. Thanks for sharing and joining us at FCCB. Kim Ogden

  5. Love the layout Margaret and the stitching is fabulous. Great job, I hope you had as much fun experimenting as I did. It is always fun to learn a new technique. Happy picnicing with the family and especially the wee one.

  6. What a great LO, I really like how you did that heart, with all the stitching and everything!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!

  7. Great LO!! I love the pattern papers and the way you stitched the heart together is fantastic! The stitching on the LO looks great! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

  8. Oh how adorable! I am loving all the stiching and patchwork. It is very cozy! This is a great layout. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB.

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