What better subject for this week’s One Theme: Three Scrappers than MOTHERS?! As it turns out, those of us in the U.S. aren’t the only ones that just celebrated Mother’s Day weekend. Most countries in the world do celebrate Mother’s Day and, amazingly, most of us celebrate on the 2nd Sunday of May. France, Haiti and Sweden will celebrate later this month but, Norway has already celebrated (February), as has the United Kingdom (March). And, of course, other countries will continue to celebrate mothers well into the year.
So, join in this week and celebrate motherhood… showcase your mother. Or your grandmother. Or your daughter becoming a mother. How you feel about being a mother. Maybe even your sweet dog or cat just became a mother! (hehehe) Let’s rejoice and celebrate all the mothers we know! Here are three layouts from the CT to inspire you!
Chrissy celebrated her own mother on this pretty layout! (I don’t know about you, but I don’t think her mum looks like she’s 60!) The colors and elements are so complementary to the photo… they’re so fun and pretty! Chrissy took a clever approach to her journaling, first describing her mother’s admirable qualities, then adding things that her mum likes now. The last paragraph of Chrissy’s journaling touches on her own feelings for her mother… I think we all can see what a great mum she has!
PRODUCTS: Katie Pertiet (Love My Words Brushes and Stamps; Cardstock Tabs No. 02; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 01; Collageables No. 04; In Stitches: Circles No. 02; Large Stacked Journal Spots; Life Lines Element Pack; Like This Linen Buttons; Lucy Lou Girly Scrapbook Kit; Metal Clip Assortment No. 03; Pattern Mix: Happy Boy Paper Pack; Spring Fields Scrapbooking Kit; Stitching Holes Circles Brushes and Stamps; Striping Graphic Curves Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Twiggy; Vintage Charm Kit; Word Strip Labels No. 03), Lynn Grieveson (Poppies Kit), Maplebrook Studios (Collageables No. 04; Ingrid Kit; Jelly Alphabet No. 14), Ali Edwards (For The Love Of Mum Brushes and Stamps; Mom Word Art)
Kathleen celebrated her own motherhood in a most gorgeous layout. Her touching journaling documents her journey from being the mother of two to becoming the mother of four. Kathleen is a master at layering beautiful elements and colors and this layout is just as pretty as the photo of Kathleen with her four kids!
PRODUCTS: Katie Pertiet (Sweet Rose Bay Complete Collection), Studio Double D (Layer Works No. 232), Ali Edwards (Mom Word Art; Happiness Hand Drawn Brushes)
Being a mother can be challenging and frustrating, but then one of your kids will do something really sweet and touching… Shannon created this collage and framed it for me for Mother’s Day. She went through her old scrapbooks (another great reason that we document our memories!) and scanned in these photos of us together in her younger years, including one from the day she was born!
PRODUCTS: Katie Pertiet (Del Mar Shores Solids; Life Line Confetti Template; Hey Sunshine Add On), Studio Double D (Layer Works No. 6); Maplebrook Studios (Clear Thru Alphabet No. 1)
Here are some of the products that Chrissy, Kathleen and I used for our layouts… hope they help you jumpstart your special ‘motherhood’ layout!
And, remember… they’re on sale now! And, don’t forget to post your layout in the “Three Scrappers” gallery! Hope y’all join in!