Totally Awesome by Jen McMurtrey

Totally Awesome by Jen McMurtrey

Hello friends! It’s Jen today with a fun layout using the totally awesome Bro & Co. collection.

A little-known fact about our house is that my husband has a collection of vintage arcades that he has restored. What was supposed to stay in the shop has now taken over our family room, which looks like Chuck E. Cheese. A couple of weeks ago he found a driving game, which has quickly become a favorite with our kids (and me).

If you have boys (or men) in your life, Bro & Co. is perfect for documenting all aspects of their lives . . . especially when they are reliving their childhoods. LOL!

When the guys were getting the arcade set up and making sure it works, I snapped these photos. Because the pictures are really busy, I decided to use the So Rad! Patterned paper. To begin, I cut the stripes from an identical piece of paper and distressed the edges. Next, I used the coordinating stamps on each stripe before machine stitching them in place and folding each edge upward.

Next, I backed each of the three photos and adhered them with foam squares before adding embellishments.

The title was next, which I place above and below the photos.

To keep with the flow of the stripes, I placed everything on an angle throughout.

With the title in place, I set about adding more embellishments to the project. Everything in this collection is so fun! I had a hard time deciding what to use; however, the driving-themed stickers and die cuts make the most sense.

In the bottom-right corner I stamped the date with black ink, which is slightly darker than the background paper.

This layout was so fun to put together, and I cannot wait to create again with this collection!

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope you are inspired to create.