Hello everyone, and Happy Tuesday! Misty (@Mommyofkidz) here with you to share a new layout that I did recently. Since I have been so focused on making everything for my daughter’s graduation, I have sort of neglected everything else. When I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. My house is a wreck, my laundry is piling up, and my poor husband has been watching so much TV lately, that my kids have dubbed it his new “hobby”!! He doesn’t complain, which I am very thankful for, but I did realize that I needed to show him that I DO actually still love him! Therefore, I scrapped about him! HA HA HA!
To begin, I decided that I wanted to use up some of my scraps. I pulled out my scrap bag and sorted through it, selecting lots of colors. Next, I trimmed everything down to strips. At this point, I was still trying to figure out what my layout would look like. Since strips are great for many things, I just went with it!

Taking Shape

Once I had several strips of various widths, I realized that most were around and inch and a half wide. I then trimmed those down to start forming smaller , more workable pieces of cardstock. Now, keep in mind that I was using scraps. I had a wide variety of colors and textures, all from the Cut Card Stock Store. There was a nice variety of DCS Discount Cardstock, which reminded me of a sunset! After narrowing the selections down to incorporate this month’s featured selections, along with a few others, of course, I had my plan! As I trimmed, I decided to make my own DIY tags!
I pulled out the pinks, oranges, and purples, and started forming my tags. Each tag is 1 1/2 wide by 2 1/2 inches long. After trimming the corners off of the tops, I inked a few of them with coordinating distress inks. Nothing major, just enough to add a few more “POPS” of color.

Finishing it Up

After adding the distress ink, all that was left was assembly and title! I arranged my tags on a 12×12 sheet of DCS Discount Shimmer Textured Dove cardstock. Next, I used DCS Discount Textured Wedding Cake White to cut my title out on my Cricut. Between these two cardstocks, I can not get enough! These are the absolute BEST for using as the base for a scrapbook layout! LOVE!!!!

As you can see, I double mounted my photo and then placed it on top of the tags. I added come faux stitching with a white pen to a few tags, and I tied then together with hemp, just for visual interest, but this layout cam together super quick and has great impact!
This layout took me a total of about an hour to plan, cut, ink, and assemble. Knowing that, how can you not take time out to preserve your own memories? If time is your excuse, I just solved that problem for you! Head on over to the Cut Card Stock Store and start making your selections to begin your Memory Making journey!

Written by

Misty Foresman

I'm just a Mom and a Wife getting crafty and loving her life.
Sometimes it is chaos...sometimes it's sweet...
Sometimes I wave the white flag and Retreat.
With ten kids between my hubby and I,
There's never a dull moment and the years fly by.
My scrapbooks are full and my craft room's a mess,
So many projects---so little rest!
My son is my Angel, guiding my way
He gives me my strength and reminds me each day...
To take lots of pictures and love without measure
"When a picture is all you have, that picture becomes a treasure."