With Mother's day rapidly approaching I wanted to share a layout I created with the only photograph I have of my Mother and I when I was a baby. Yes, that's right the only photo I have of us! (They did not have a camera when I was a baby) I think this single fact might have made me into the crazy scrapbooker I am today!
I love to use a sewing machine on my layouts and this layout seemed even more perfect since my mom taught me how to sew and bought me my first sewing machine!
I added some stitch details and also created a pocket by zigzag stitching three sides of a rectangle!
The pocket contains my journaling. I had a lot to say and did not want it to take over my layout so I decided to hide it in a pretty pocket!
In several places on this layout you will notice these pretty ruffles as well. These are actually coffee filters! I folded the circle several times, trimmed it, punched one hole and opened it out. It created the perfect accent to this picture!
I had fun playing with the accents that brought the page together! Try adding some stitching, a pocket, or some coffee filter ruffles to your next layout! And take some time this Mother's Day to remember all that your Mother has done for you and find a way to say thanks!