I love that my boys still believe! I love that they still wake up on Easter morning and go hunting for eggs. I know way too soon they are going to be past this stage but I am hanging on to these times for as long as I can. I also love that I am able to retell over and over these stories because of my memory keeping, and I love even more now that it is just so easy with the new Storyline collection available at Michaels.
Let me share a little back story to this layout. This time last year I spent Easter with my dear media team member Jamie Pate, away from my family who were back home in Brisbane Australia. Lucky for me my husband sent me these photos of my boys egg hunting via text messages on my phone. A half a world away, don’t you love technology?! There the photos sat, on my phone for almost 12 months because quite frankly I just didn’t have the time to scrap them. Enter the new Storyline collection. When I saw that each Sticker pack contained a sheet of “Holiday” words I knew I could get this story told pronto!
Let me share with you this layout I created from last years Easter that took me less than half an hour to put together!
I just love how quick and easy it is to get a memory scrapped. I added some stitching which took me an extra 4 minutes and that die cut bow, another 2 minutes, so adding simple extra touches like this adds hardly any time to getting a page done, and I think for special occasions such as Easter sometimes a touch of extra makes all the difference.
The Deck of Days cards make it so easy to embellish a page. Just peel of the backing and stick the card down!
I love the soft subtle texture the stitching and bow creates! They both create texture without the bulk which for me who creates a lot of scrapbook layouts is important!
Lets see how easy it was to create my page.
Step 1. Download and print off an egg clipart from google. Lay the print out over the white page that has been removed from the plastic sleeve and trace over the egg outline with a pencil to create an indentation of the egg on the white page underneath.
Step 2. Type out your “who, what and where” using the We R Memory Keepers typecast Typewriter or simply add them in with your handwriting.
Step 3. Stitch over the egg shape indentation with a sewing machine or you could hand stitch as well. I went around my egg three times for some fun texture.
Step 4. Gather your photos and Deck Of Days cards to coordinate. I chose the “Little Moments” pack for this layout.
Step 5. Lay out your photos and cards around the outside of the base card until you find the right balance. Once you are happy with the placement, adhere everything down, adding the adhesive photo corners to adhere your photos. I added some pop dots to some of the photos and cards to add some definition to my page.
Step 6. Add the date using the date sheet from the Storyline Sticker Kit, I chose the Peony Kit for my layout.
Step 7. Using the Holiday sheet also found in the Sticker Kit, add your title. I chose the Easter sticker of course.
Step 8. Write out your journaling using one (or more if needed) of the journaling stickers from Sticker Kit. Peel off and adhere to the layout.
Step 9. Accentuate some photos with the clear stickers found in the Sticker Kit.
Step 10. Using a bow die, cut out a white bow and fold as per instructions. I used the We R Memory Keepers One Piece Bow.
Step 11. To complete the layout adhere the bow to the center of the egg!
Don’t you love how easy this is! As I said previously this layout took me less than 30 minutes, as a busy mum I just love that!
Now before you go, let me share with you my scrap table at the end of my session. I am notorious for being a messy scrapper, I’ve been known to move to the floor to finish off a project as there is no room left on my desk!!!! However with the new Storyline collection, everything you need is in those two packs- the Deck Of Days and the Sticker Pack. No need to go hunting through your boxes of embellishments, no need to spend hours agonizing over the colour of a button or letter sticker, everything is coordinated ! Everything is there! No mess! No Fuss!
Gotta Love that!