Today I will show you how to make a Valentine "Mommy and Me" scrapbook page. The supplies for this cute layout came from the Fotobella Online Scrapbook Store. They are a great source for all of your scrapbooking and crafting needs.
To start my layout off I chose paper from Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Simple Basics Kit. A wonderful assortment of basic colors of double sided pattern papers. These papers also have a nice thick feel to them so you don't have worry about your glue bleeding through them, or them tearing easily.
To start off I cut my pattern paper down an inch on two sides. Next I mounted the pattern paper onto a sheet of 12 x 12 white cardstock, and then next I glued down the red lace doily.
In step two I added my matted photo, and my embellishments on the left of the photo. If you look at the layout embellishments you will see they are placed in groups of three's. Using odd numbers of design elements are always more pleasing to the eye than even numbers are. So when you think about placing your embellishments, think about groupings of 1, 3, 5, etc., on your layouts for the most eye appeal.
For most of the embellishments on this page I used the Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Bits and Pieces. I loved that they came already cut out and ready to use.
The next photo shows the embellishment grouping made for the right hand side of the photo. Under some of my embellishments I have used pop dots to raise them off of the page. This gives your layout movement, and depth.
To make my page title I used paper from Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Collectors Essential Kit. This kit includes pattern paper, chipboard, a sticker sheet, and washi tape, all in matching colors and double sided paper. This title also includes flowers from the Simple Stories Vintage My Valentine Bits and Pieces package.
This title cutout fits my layout's theme perfectly since they each love each other so much.
Here is a close up of what my embellishment grouping looked likes on the top right of my layout. I used the opposite side of the background paper and more of the "Bits and Pieces" cutouts. I also sewed a button on top in place of just a photo of a button.
In the photo below you can see the embellishment grouping on the bottom left hand side. Here again you can see some of the embellishments are lifted using the pop dots. I love the look that it gives your layouts.
Using the needle and thread I sewed on some sequins to finish off the this Valentine page.
I hope you had a good time following along and you stop by the FotoBella Blog , and the Fotobella Online Scrapbook Store for all of your crafting needs. We have a very talented group of designers that will help inspire you all month long so stop by often. Penny