Thursday, April 10, 2014

Handle with Care Everyday - Pebbles/Special Delivery

I love to use collections in ways that they aren't intended for - actually I consider it a challenge to see how far I can stretch my supplies!  So, I took the challenge and instead of documenting my children as babies I chose to document myself and my job as a mom of 6 with the newest collection from Pebbles, Special Delivery.

I loved the grey and pink papers in the Special Delivery collection and I also love journal cards, so I began by cutting my favorite papers into 3x4 cards.  I played around with the placement until the cards looked pleasing to my eye.  I have learned that even though the colors didn't come from my picture, as long as there enough neutrals involved in the layout, you can play with most any color combos - and I wanted to play with pinks for me!

Once my 3x4 cards were assembled I added in the frames, flowers, and tags layering to achieve dimension and interest.  Even though this wasn't a baby layout I wanted to give a soft feel to the layout so I took strips of misted tissue paper and sewed them to my white cardstock giving a baby blanket feel to the layout.

The handle with care die-cut became my title with the addition of a cut from the Silhouette store with the word everyday.  I wanted to focus on my job as a mother and so I used the roller stamp to stamp my mission (and Bible verse) onto the striped pink card.

I have another Special Delivery layout on the Pebbles blog, using the collection in a more traditional manner, hope to see you there!