Time is fa-lyin’ folks! Can you believe Mother’s Day is this Sunday? I’ve been excited for the warmer weather, spending time with my family outdoors and going on adventures, but my goodness, come this weekend we’ll be at the middle of May already!

What plans do you have for Mother’s Day? What do you give your mothers, mothers-in-law or the special women in your life? Have you ever thought about a framed layout? Perhaps something like this from Laura?

 

 

[ DesignsBackground Basics #3 (floral), Grateful (happy life) ]

gasp! Right?

That is so pretty and such a wonderful idea! I look at it and it just make me happy. Imagine what her mom will think!

Let’s hear what Laura has to say:

Over the years, I’ve been known to frame layouts for family and friends to display in their homes. My parents recently put in a request for an updated layout for one of these frames that hangs in their hallway. I choose a current photo of my girls, taken this past Thanksgiving, and set out to make a simple layout that would tie in with their home decor. 

I started by die cutting a white cardstock floral background, using a cut file from Kerri’s Background Basics kit. I lightly spritzed the background with tan and pink misting spray, before adhering it to an aqua patterned paper. My parents have a lot of aqua, mauve, and browns in their home decor, so I knew I wanted to stick to those colors when picking out my patterned papers. I kept the embellishments simple, by adding some coordinating buttons to the center of the flowers on the background cut. 

I went digging around in Kerri’s kits for a good title/sentiment to tie in with the photo, and settled on “happy life”, from the Grateful kit. I die cut it three times from a brown woodgrain patterned paper, adhering the pieces together to add a little thickness to the words. I love that it’s a simple and clean looking layout, that will look perfect framed and hanging on my parent’s wall to show off their granddaughters. 

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love this.