When you head into the shoppe to buy scrapping supplies, how do you decide what to buy? What do you look for? Do you only buy the newest lines? Do you only buy the biggest names? Are you drawn to certain colors or designs?
I love to browse both old and new and often find myself being to drawn into a line by its color. That is the case for the We R Memory Keepers Family Keepsakes line. The shades of green and orangey-red mixed with the black and hints of yellow really caught my eye and drew me in. Then when I saw names such as Grace, Nels, Willie, Charles, Nellie, Laura, Carrie and Mary ( all from Little House on the Prairie, a show I watched everyday as a child) I was even more endeared to this line. I love how companies name their products and this is one of my favorites. Each time I used a sheet of this paper and saw its name I was reminded of an episode from the show and had happy memories dancing around in my head. I also had a million and one ideas of how to use these papers up there knocking into my happy memories.I knew that I wanted to start by giving new life to an old chalkboard that I picked up at Goodwill for $2.00. I was certain that I wanted to use the Home Sweet Home strip from the the Caroline die cut , I also knew that I wanted to use one of the "little house" embossed stickers. I also wanted to incorporate all of the colors from the line. These pictures do not do this board justice, mostly due to the horrendous lighting in my house. I am beyond happy with how this turned out, especially since I am not much of an alterer.
Next up was using some of the scraps leftover from the board by making an adorable little card. I layered a section of Nellie paper over a piece of black cardstock that I embossed. Then I cut a journaling square from Carrie and used the word home from the layered chipboard embellishments, added a flower, brad, pin and some thread and I was done, in under 10 minutes.
Then I was onto some layouts. I knew I wanted to do one of our house, and found this picture taken the day we bought it.
Next up, was one that stemmed from a complaint from my darling husband that I never scrap any of his childhood photos ( I do not have but a handful) so I used this picture of him with his brother and sister.
Then, since I am an equal opportunity scrapper I did one layout for each of my daughters.
Thanks so much to ACOT for allowing me the opportunity to scrap with these great products:
i like this line too & ADORE your repurposed chalkboard!!
Love that chalkboard!
Your altered chalkboard is awesome! You did such a great job!
Awesome job, Cindy! That chalkboard is just adorable!
Looks fantastic!! Love all of the projects you came up with!
You did an amazing job with this line Cindy!!!