Documenting Real Life Moments

Documenting Real Life Moments

Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I’m excited to share two new layouts today featuring the new Domestic Bliss collection.  It inspired me to document a few “everyday moments” type of photos.  There is never a dull moment around our house with our two silly girls, and this collection was perfect for my photos. 

For my first layout, I wanted to scrap this memory of my youngest daughter and the huge mess she made in her room one night.  The photo is grainy and not great quality since it was kind of dark and I took it with my phone, but I couldn’t pass up the moment.  I had to snap it because she looked so proud of her little self sitting in the middle of her toy pile on the floor!  I wanted the layout to resemble a mess since that was the subject of the page, so I used a messy scribble cut file from Just Nick.  I used a lot of white gesso on the background paper, which is called Work it Girl.  I used a lot of watercolor on the background before attaching the cut file.

As soon as I saw the word MESS on the 4x6 Horizontal Elements sheet I knew I had to use it as part of my title.  I fussy cut it out and then hand drew “hot” on a piece of paper from the 6x8 Paper Pad.  I cut that out and arranged it at the bottom of the layout.  I went a step further with the “messy factor” and added a bunch of tangled thread under some of the letters.  I added a few stickers below that from the 4x6 Sticker pack.

I layered in one of the cute house die cuts from the Bits & Pieces pack here under the photo.  I also added in a bit of vellum and a few paper scraps.  I ran it through my sewing machine to give it some texture.  I also added some adhesive foam under the photo for more dimension.

On the left side of the photo, I added a fussy cut heart and one of the Decorative Brads. I cut the prongs off and glued it down like a button.  They are easy to dismantle if you’d rather use them this way.

Here’s one more close-up of the title area.  You can kind of still see the pencil lines where I drew “hot” but that doesn’t bother me.  It kind of adds to the messy look, I think!


For my second layout, I decided to go simple and create a grid design using two photos.  Again, I wanted to document the silliness that goes on my house on a daily basis.  My girls doing random things like wearing these crazy glasses is just one of the funny things we get to experience all the time.  I was inspired by that cut apart piece that says “Home is Where My Bunch of Crazies Are!”  I just love that, and it was perfect for what I wanted to do.  I created four equal sections using my ruler and a pencil and then coated a lot of gesso on the background (a sheet of light kraft cardstock).  I created four clusters using patterned papers, chipboard, stickers and other embellishments.

I like adding large titles to the center when I had a grid design.  I wanted it to span across almost the whole page, so I cut it pretty large on my Cameo.  I used the Shoreline font and white cardstock.  I used lots of coordinating watercolors for the background over the gesso and then worked with pieces from the collection in those colors.  Here you can see I used a few of the Clear Stickers as well as some of the 4x6 Stickers.  I added foam under all the main pieces to create depth and some shadowing.

I ran the background through my sewing machine using grey thread.  To jazz up this photo area, I added some stickers here and some tangled thread.  This photo just cracks me up!

I did the same thing for this photo.  I love the watercolor peeking out from behind everything.  I fussy cut the “Today” letters from patterned paper.  I like how this mimics the letters beside the other photo.

Here’s a great shot of the dimension created by the foam adhesive underneath everything.  I layered this cute house on top of the cut apart and added a brad as a layer.  I just love this saying!  It definitely fits our home and our life!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day!