When I saw this paper at my local scrapbook store,
I was instantly inspired. Not the A Side of the paper, but the B Side of the paper. It’s hard to tell in this photo, but the pattern is actually a cross-stitch pattern!
Why is that inspiring? I was a cross-stitcher long before I was a scrapbooker and this paper made me want to stitch on it. I had buy it, of course. But as I continued to browse in the store my mind was racing. What kind of layout would call for cross stitching? Certainly not a rough and tumble nephew page and it’s not like I’d make a page about cross stitching itself… Wait. I’ve never created a page about my love for cross stitching! Maybe…
And that is how the idea for the page came about! I ended up staging the photo because I didn’t have any photos of me cross-stitching. (BTW – I didn’t realize how crooked that photo was until I was editing. I fixed it but I wasn’t about to retake photos!) This Indie Chic collection is so pretty. I’m loving the pinks and mustard yellows together. The design is a scraplift of a page I created several years ago that was scraplifted from somewhere else. It was long before the days of Pinterest so I don’t know who the design really came from.
I didn’t want to cross stitch on a big section of this paper, I just wanted a small accent in the corner. I pierced the holes and using the pattern printed on the paper I stitched in the leaf. There’s no color ledgend so I just picked embroidery thread colors that coordinated. I started my journaling on this fun perforated paper from Jenni Bowlin, but ended up adding a tag behind my photo to add more details.
Other: American Crafts buttons, DMC embroidery thread
I never intended to create this page but when inspiration strikes, we need to go with it and see where it takes us.
Have you ever been prompted to tell a story because you were inspired by a product?
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