I am really liking the look of machine stitching on layouts and I cannot wait to try it out. However, I am not a sewer, and until a few days ago, i did not own a sewing machine. My beautiful and most generous mama bought me a sewing machine on the weekend so now i have no excuses for not learning and giving it a go. Sussing out how to pull the bobbin thread through took the best part of yesterday. I'm thinking baby steps!
So here is a fun beach layout I created recently. Yes, more baby photos! This was Isaac's first swim in the ocean. Again, the layout is quite simple, with no layering and just showing photos and a little handwritten journalling.
Thickers are fantastic for title work. They are quick to use and add dimension. I'm a big fan of dimension ;-) Here, I have used Thickers from Amy Tangerine and American Crafts.
To make these embellishments, I typed the text on my computer using Ali Edwards' free font and a typewriter font. I printed the text directly onto crumb cake CS from Stampin' Up! I used a circle punch to cut out the circles, and then sponged the edges before adhering with 3D foam mini dots onto my layout.