We Are Family

Hello friends,

This past weekend I had some creative therapy time. I am so loving the November Swan Lake kit from Clique Kits. It's so beautiful and I decided to pair it with a cut file collection from Just Nick Studio. 

For this page, I wanted to showcase the pattern papers from the Gather collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper. This collection is a highlight in the kit and oh so pretty. In the kit, is included a corrugated paper. I love the look and love the texture it can bring! 

So, I chose to make the house, with the heart, in the cut file big. At first, I was going to do one paper underneath the cut file, add the heart and then layer behind my photo. I tried so many different ways to make this work and didn't like any of them. I finally decided to use strips of paper under the cut file and just let the photo sit on top with some embellishments. 

I LOVE the final result. Have a looky:

I ended up cropping my photo onto a dark pattern paper from the collection to help it not get lost with the colors, patterns and the design. The brown tag and title help it feel like it belongs. 

This photo is so special to me. I was probably between 2 and 3 in this photo. Perhaps closer to 3. I surely loved my grandpa so much and this photo shows how special I was to him, too. He passed away when I was a senior in high school, over 20 years ago, but, his legacy and memory are still so fresh in my mind. Thankful for this photo!

Here are a couple of close ups before I give you some links. 

Alright, time for some links!

Cut File Used: Home Sweet Home

Thanks for swinging by today.