March 5, 2012

{The House that Love Built}

I've got a family history layout to share today.
(papers: Fancy Pants Designs, alpha letters: My Little Shoebox and Bella Blvd., date sticker: October Afternoon, thread DMC)
You all know I love old black & white photos, and since I was going to be hand stitching right through the photo, I copied the original and used my 1990's decorative scissors to trim the edges to give them a 1940's look. The cute Home Sweet Home paper already had a distressed look to it, so other than stitching the heart (which did take some time) this was a quick and easy layout to make.

Switching from scrapbooker to mom...
Tucker left this morning for outdoor science camp. All the kids were so excited as the bus pulled away from school! He took his camera, along with a memory card that holds over 900 photos. I can't wait to see the pics he comes home with and hear all the stories he has to tell ;) I know he is going to have an awesome time this week, but I'm missing him already.

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the world-wide-web.
xo Mary Ann


17 comments:

Gretyl said...

You are so talented. The way you can take a simple black and white photo and turn it into a beautiful piece of art is amazing. I am so inspired everytime I look at your blog.

Tina said...

This is amazing Mary Ann! LOVE IT!

soapHOUSEmama said...

That stitching is awesome! Love it all!

scrappymo! said...

Fantastic! It has a real vintage feel.

Stop by my blog...I nominated you for a blog award today.

em said...

This layout is gorgeous!! I've never seen that music paper before...love it!

Heidi said...

I love this layout. The paper was meant for the photo.

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love how you stiched the Heart thru the photo, what a Great idea!!! Found your blog from Scrappy Mo's award and so glad I did... enjoyed my visit so much I became a Follower and hope you'll stop by my blog and do the same!
Until next time.
Dotty A

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I love how you stitched the heart right around the photo, Mary Ann! Fabulous page!

Ashley Rock said...

LOVE this layout!! Love all the colors and great photo!!!

Pam W. said...

Great layout. Trimming the picture was brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration.

Christina Collins said...

Wow, this is lovely!
And now you're making me wish I would have bought this line. It's to darn cute!

Linda Beeson said...

This is amazing, you really made that great piece of paper shine!!! Cute details.

Connie Mercer said...

what a cool idea to stich around the heart { photo} Beautiful!!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Wow this is a stunning layout! I love it!

Penny said...

This is a beautiful layout and the stitching was perfect!
Love Penny Scrap-aholic.blogspot.com

ashley.warner said...

so cute! love this layout!

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Karen said...

love the "pinked" photo and stitching - perfect :)