This Day with Mom with Jen McMurtrey

When was the last time that you documented a special moment that you shared with your mom? With Mother’s Day approaching, now is the perfect time to record the memories that you won’t want to forget, and design team member Jen McMurtrey has a new layout to share with us that will inspire you to do just that!

Hello everyone! Mother’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to celebrate those special women in your life. The Elle’s Studio April Kit and add-ons are perfect for doing just that–whether it be creating a card, a layout, or a traveler’s notebook spread.

This month I chose to focus on a layout using the adorable Mom Wood Veneer as the focal point. 

Supplies | April 2019 Kit, Days of the Week Phrase Stickers, Stars and Dots Puffy Stickers, Mom Wood Veneer, Wood Veneer Hearts, Mini Dated Stamp

Adding texture to projects is a must for me and this one is no exception. To create the effect I was after, I added watercolor paint to the white cardstock using the smushing method. Next, I pierced several holes in the paper on either side of the painted area and stitched back and forth across the page with white embroidery thread.

With the background complete, I began layering 3″ x 4″ journaling tags from the April Kit behind my photo. If you find that one of the tags is not large enough to fit behind a picture, you can always cut it in half as I did with some of these. This gives the impression of it being larger than it actually is because it can be seen on the top and bottom of the photo (or on either side depending on how it is arranged.)

To complete the layout, I used the Mom Wood Veneer for the title and added a couple of the Wood Veneer Hearts to create a visual triangle along with a few puffy dots from the Stars and Dots Puffy Stickers.

Here is one more look at the finished project.

This month’s kit and add-ons have been perfect for celebrating this fun memory with my mom. Still need inspiration? Be sure to visit the Elle’s Studio Facebook group or visit us on Instagram. Tag your projects with #EllesStudio so we are sure to see them!

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