Hello Hello! It’s Michelle here on the blog today with a brand spankin new layout share that features our amazing NEW collection – These Days. Love Love LOVING the soft colour palette and all the pretty patterns within this collection. Its perfect to mix together within a grid style layout like I have done, which some of you might say is very similar to one I’ve made in the past. You’d all be correct as its the newest addition to my yearly themed layout of ALL things Leila.

For those who aren’t quite familiar with what I’m talking about, heres a look at the previous 2 layouts I created in past years using the same layout design, same design techniques and recording the same details as years past. I’ve done this so in years to come we can look back on all the fun things that Leila loved each year, and its an easy way to simplify scrapbooking when you just want to document memories quickly.

You can find last years post HERE , the previous 3 years were not shared on this blog.

The main focus of this layout is to share Leilas current favourites at the same time each year, along with a current photo. However, this year has been a little hectic and It skipped my mind to get it done scrapped so its a couple months later than usual.

To start off the layout I grabbed the a5 paper stack and flipped through to fins 6 complimentary pattern papers to create the grid background. I sewed around each piece using machine stitching adding a couple of extra detailed stitches in random places. Next up I worked on creating the list on a ‘clip board’ using some scrap notepaper and adhered to the woodgrain pattern paper from the a5 paper stack. I’ve used the fancy new black foam title stickers as a title and added mini puffy number stickers from the new mini puffy alphabet set for her age plus a cute little puffy house sticker and gold heart to bring the B&W photo and list together. I used the rainbow watercolour stripe a5 paper as a base for the photo, tucked in a label tab from the ephemera pack, created a mini floral cluster of both ephemera and fussy cut florals (Home Grown paper) and added a few accessory word stickers to finish off this area of the layout.

At the top left of the layout I created one magical cluster of ephemera pieces, wood button, puffy heart sticker, wreath from the Good Life cut apart paper and foam leaf from the foam title stickers pack.

I replicated a similar cluster at the bottom right using more ephemera, wood button, florals and foam leaf strand.

At the top I added a couple of banner flag pieces from the Good Life cut apart paper.

Lastly a close up of some of the messy stitching, oh so slightly distressed paper edges and a sprinkling of gold colour shine to finish it all off.

Well friends thats all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and seeing my super quick simple hack to document the things you don’t want to forget. It doesn’t always have to be all the pretty/cute photos that get scrapped, sometimes all you need is a simple photo of them doing what they love, and adding a list of all the other things they love.

Until next time, Happy Scrapping!
Michelle x

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