Hi everyone, it’s Raquel here, thanks so much for stopping by the CVS blog today. Today I am here to share another new layout using the ‘These Days’ collection. I have not gotten tired of creating with this gorgeous collection and every new layout I create is featuring a different element of it.

Today I wanted to feature one of the 12×12″ papers, the ‘Wall of Fame’ paper that is full of gorgeous frames. I have seen a few layouts shared with this gorgeous paper from both the CVS team and people within our CVS Facebook community. I was feeling so inspired and ready to play.


Here is the layout that I created:

I used my fine tip scissors to cut around the edges and inner pieces of the frames. Of course I had to feature a series of photos within the frames as well as highlight a few embellishments and create a few embellishment clusters.

The subject of this layout is my girl taken on one of our summer holidays. We look forward to a little coastal getaway every year and these pics were taken then. The delight of a child when they find a dandelion is just the best.

To embellish the page I have used a variety of the ephemera pieces, clear stickers, puffy stickers and accessory stickers. The frames form a big part of the initial design of this layout. Because the frames are printed on an essentially white background, I have used a variety of foam adhesives to adhere the fussy cut frames onto the layout.

I adore this envelope ephemera piece and was so glad I found a spot for it to feature on this layout, nestled within one of these frames. When using the clear stickers I will place the ‘painty look’ ones directly on a layout. However, any other elements I will apply to white card stock and then fussy cut out. This allows we to use the pieces like ephemera. The wood button was a great finishing touch to this page.

The ‘Wall of Fame” paper was calling my name as I mentioned previously, has it been calling yours? I’m thankful for fine tip scissors. To fit my photos within the frame they were printed ‘4 up’ but with borders. The outside and background space allowed for a perfect framed photo within the patterned paper frames.

I was not sure at the start of a title for this page. I just loved these photos and wanted to document them. This ‘foam title’ “you” simple but perfect. 

The right of the page had some white space which allowed me to add some journaling while still remaining balanced. I wrote my journaling based on the ‘wishes’ of a dandelion. The gold puffy heart , oh my, the perfect touch to the page!

Thanks so much for popping by the blog today. I know it is only 2 weeks since my last share but sometimes they feel like lifetimes apart with this challenging world that we all live in right now. Currently I am on day 1 of my school holidays as a teacher and Mumma. After what feels like years of lockdowns and switches between online and remote learning with 5 year olds….I am ready for all to settle soon. Fingers crossed!

Please take care and stay safe. xxx

2 thoughts on “Grateful for You | These Days Collection | Raquel Bowman

  1. Brenda B. says:

    The Joyful collection is beautiful! I love the delicate nature of this collection.

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