Tuesday, May 22, 2012

2 for Tuesday

I have 2...yes TWO layouts to share with you today!  Between LOAD and CKC, I really have my scrappin' mojo goin' on.  The first layout is about a trip we took to Nantucket long ago before we had children.  I found these pictures as I was sorting a huge pile photos that had belonged to my parents.  I've acquired many pictures since they've both passed now and I've been avoiding the task of sorting through them.  As soon as I saw these photos,  I immediately knew my "An American in Paris" kit would do them justice.  I started working last night and finished up this morning.  I'm glad I worked up the motivation, otherwise this layout may not have been "born".

My second layout was inspired by the fabric challenge over at Counterfeit Kit.  I seem to take prompts rather literally (which I guess is fine), so when you say fabric, I think sewing.   I knew I wanted to take a picture of the sewing box I received as a child (that I still have) and had a layout I had fave'd over in the flickr gallery as my design inspiration.  A pink gingham and subtle blue calico worked well with the color of my vintage ( could it be vintage?  I'm not that old, am I?) sewing box and, of course, I had to use pinking shears and my sewing machine to adhere it.  I couldn't pass up the opportunity to make a real fabric banner and "NOTIONS" seemed like the right word with the right number of letters.  Sew, sew pleased with this one!  (Sorry, I couldn't help myself!)  And to boot, it just happened to fit in with the inanimate object prompt over at LOAD.  Here, take a peek at my vintage sewing box:

Hope you find some textiles to dress up your next scrapbook layout.  Now, if you'll excuse me...I have sew much scrapping to do!


  1. Oh these are both great pages. I am really loving seeing all the different bicycles this month. And the banner on that sewing box layout is perfect - very cleverly scrapped.

  2. what lovely layouts but I have to say that I'm knocked out by the sewing box layout. love the subject. I don't have my first sewing box - don't think I ever had one but I still have a small pin cushion my mum made for me when I was about 12 if that counts as vintage. Love the use of fabric and stitching here. Such fun! or should i have said, sew much fun. ;-)

  3. Well, I wanted to gather my thoughts before I commented, hehe!
    This is so charming - adore the banner & especially like that you included the selvage edge of the blue fabric to prove it's real.

    The Nantucket page just plain makes me swoon! It's so pretty & summery & you two are so young & on an adventure...adore it :~)