Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Giving is the Best Gift of All

My girls helped make pillowcase dresses to go in Operation Christmas Child boxes. It was really a neat way for them to part of giving to others by giving their time and sewing skills.  

I had been saving the background paper from Stella (retired)  because it looked like pattern pieces.  It was the perfect backdrop for these pictures!  The lacy flowers and some of the buttons I used were from the retired Bohemian assortment and the chipboard hearts were a great finishing touch and journalling spot.  I also used the Durable Artisan Studs in the center of the flowers on the right page.  They are self adhesive which I just love!

One of my favorite newish things to do is use the zip strips to embellish the page.  When we first got them I frequently wouldn't use them and just collect them.  However, on this page the brown strip with the zig zag stitching was perfect for the page and the subject matter.  I also used the colorful zip strip on the edge of the girls' pictures where they are modeling their dresses!

I am so happy that I saved that paper for this, my page turned out perfect with what felt like little effort!

To see more projects with Stella go here!

1 comment:

  1. Love your layout and the story behind it! That paper is just the right choice!