Saturday, August 7, 2010

Heart 2 Heart Challenge, week 18

Love Family, Cherish Tradition.
This week's challenge was Tag! You're It!  You can make any type of tag or have a tag as a project. 
I decided to make a two page layout with some pictures from Memorial Day weekend.  The pictures are of my parents, my kids, my brother and his wife.  I am really happy with how it turned out.
The paper is Magic Moments and the layout is from the Cherish book.  It is called Simple Contrast.  I switched the pages left to right and also rotated the larger picture 90 degrees. 

Here are some closer views of the details:

The stitching on the left hand page

All the letters are chipboard letters, coverd in Indian Corn Blue cardstock and cut out.  The edges were inked with Cocoa ink.  All the letters were then popped up with 3D foam dots.  On the "F", I added two small Cocoa buttons and a small medal tag.  The tag is an old Connection Club item, that I got before I was ever a consultant. 
I mixed and matched all different chipboard letters.  Some are Close To My Heart, but some are not. 

 Here is the right hand page.  Notice the three journaling tags, tucked behind the 5x7 photo.

Here's a view with the tags pulled out.  I didn't have any sort of template for the tags.  I just free-handed them. 

The letters for Tradition were made the same as the letters for Family.  This time, the little tag says Cherish. 

Here's the hand stitching on the right hand page. 

A closer view of my family's sillest faces. 


  1. What a fun layout - and tradition! I am grinning from ear to ear looking at your family! Your hand stitching is fabulous - and the tags are great! Nice work!

  2. Wow, Kate! You really did put a lot of work into this layout and it's gorgeous! I love the great colors you used and all those fancy embellishements like the stitching and those cute charms! Super fine use of the tag, what a fab way to include scripted detail into your layout. Over the top wonderful, thanks so much for joining us at Heart 2 Heart Challenges!

  3. Great layout, love the hidden journaling with the tags. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  4. Your stitching is fabulous! Awesome layout.

  5. This is a fantastic layout, it turned out great! I am so glad you joined us at H2H!

  6. This is really pretty! I love how you used this paper packet

  7. I am a die-hard stitching fanatic! Love what you did here with it!! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H this week.

  8. Fun,fun, fun, the tags are great the paperpack is great, the chipboard, the stitching, amazing layout !! Thanks for joining the fun with H2H!