Wednesday, May 12, 2010

old school technique

Just showing you the layout from the sneak peek yesterday. But, instead, I want to walk you through how I created it.

I used this cute, little basket weave with strips of pp to create my background -- so old school, but lots of fun.......again. It's a little tricky trying to keep all the pp from sliding around the cardstock and moving, so I adhered the lhs of the strips directly to the background cardstock. I could then just start weaving my different strips "over & under" to create the basket weave.
When my strips were all in place, I straight-stitched around the entire thing with my sewing machine. I didn't have to adhere anything else yet, as the weave was just staying in place (thanks to the little glue dots I used on the first strips).
Then, I trimmed my pattern paper strips, adhered them to the background & added my 2x2 inch matted photos.
Here's the sticker journalling tag that I trimmed around, matted with a coordinating cardstock & pop-dotted in onto the layout. It's actually covering up my hand, which was resting on my husband's shoulder in this photo. **Looked a little weird -- just a hand sitting there {lol}.
Some embellishments, a title & voila: you got yourself a layout.
my journalling: You test our parenting. We live by faith & example. Our faith is challenged. But we are all ... stronger for it.

have a good day {from the farm},


  1. Wow--that's gorgeous Jill. I think I might have to try this myself.

  2. what an awesome family you have jill!
    how was your mother's day? did you kids bring you home a special mother's day gift from school? if it's an awesome idea, i want to know...i'm always curious what others teachers come up with.

  3. Hey Krista -
    Great idea. I'll post my kids creations on a post really soon. Never thought that it would help some great teachers out there. Thanks, girl.