Hi friends, Becki here. I hope you had a great Memorial Day and that you were able to spend some time with your loved ones. Memorial Day is traditionally a day where you visit the cemetery and take time to remember those loved ones who have passed on. Memorial Day hasn’t ever been one of my favorite holidays (or traditions). A couple of years ago I visited the cemetery with my mom, a few of my nieces and nephews, and my kids. I don’t enjoy visiting the cemetery. I always feel sad and miss my loved ones. When I found these photos I decided that I needed to change my attitude (and perspective) on Memorial Day and use that day as an opportunity to reflect on the happy memories that I have of my loved ones who have passed on.
On this layout I documented my change in attitude on this holiday. I used lots of products from the Cottage Living collection and a few bits and pieces from the Home Made collection. I also used a technique to make it look like I printed on the background of my layout with a wide format printer (when I actually don’t even own a wide format printer).
I cut the “remember” portion of the title with my Silhouette Cameo and black cardstock. As I was planning my layout I decided that I wanted my journaling typed on the background. Because I don’t have a wide format printer or a typewriter, I had to be a little bit creative. I chose the pink and white striped patterned paper for my background. Then, I started by printing my journaling on a piece of plain printer paper. After I had it printed. I cut a white strip off of the bottom of the patterned paper. I attached that strip of white patterned paper to the sheet of printer paper, exactly over the text I had previously printed, and sent it through my printer again.
Next time you’d like journaling on the background of your layout, don’t let the lack of a wide format printer stop you. Be creative and make it happen!
Thanks for joining me on the Pebbles blog today!
Sunrise Sunset Patterned Paper PJHCL-32760
Cottage Living Jewel Stickers 732778
Cottage Living Foil Garland 732779
Cottage Living Gold Metal Clips 732781
Cottage Living Gold Dipped Tags 732783
Cottage Living Paper Flowers 732784
Cottage Living Gold Foil Accent Paper PJHCLGF-32773
Gold Foil Thickers 732776
HomeMade Decorative Tapes 732626