Hi everyone! I’m Sheri Twing and I live in Nashville, Tennessee with my husband, Rick and our big baby, Max, a 100 lb Golden Retriever. We have one daughter, Ashley, who is 23 and recently married so life has definitely changed for us. I have been scrapbooking for 15+ years. I love how it has evolved over the years. I’ve always been passionate about photos and getting the stories behind the photos, which is what drove me to start scrapbooking years ago. I have been on several different design teams, one being Elle’s Studio, of course. You can find my blog here. I’m thrilled to be sharing my project with you today!
My niece just had her 2nd birthday party a couple weeks ago. When I saw this photo, I knew it was the one I wanted to use for this layout.
Here’s how it all came together:
1. I wanted a white background but I also wanted to have some pop of color. So I used a punchinella stencil template from Balzer Designs for Crafters Workshop, Claudine Helmuth Studio paint in Classic Teal, and then some Adirondack Paint Dabber in Sunshine Yellow.
2. I then began arranging my first layer of Elle’s Studio tags how I wanted them to appear under the photo. I began with Elle’s Studio Collected Large Journaling Tags and Elle’s Studio One and Only Note Tags.
3. After applying my photo, I began adhering the rest of the labels I wanted to use on my layout. I used Elle’s Studio Collected Cutouts, and Elle’s Studio One and Only Strips. After my tags were applied I adhered my letters. I used Bella Blvd Family Dynamix and Jillibean Soup’s Alphabeans letter stickers.
A tip for applying letters: Use a piece of waxed paper, apply your letters to it and then you can move it around the page to find out exactly how and where you want to apply your title before actually adhering them on your layout. Works great!
4. I then used Elle’s Studio Bright Pennants tags and Elle’s Studio Collected Tiny Tags (I cut the “Love This” piece from a journaling tag) to create a little embellishment at the top of my layout. I then added the Heidi Swapp Sequin Disco Heart. I added a scallop circle around the “2” to highlight her 2nd birthday.
Our Make It Sunday blog series has been taken over by past members of our design team! We are so excited to see their work featured again, here at our site! Look for a different past design team member each week.