Gotta love a good quote!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Never before have I taken so much notice of quotes since I began documenting  photographs on my scrapbook pages. Little snippets of wisdom in just a few lines can really capture the essence of a layout by telling a story which brings the photo to life. Which is the reason why I am so thankful for my Pinterest account because it gives me a place to store all the wonderful quotes I find floating around in Cyber space.

The big bean 'Jill' at Jillibean Soup set us the task to go quote hunting and find the perfect quote for our projects and I didn't have far to look as I knew I had this quote already pinned.

I just love this photo of my two boys which is something I'm still getting used to saying out loud. I'd never imagined having another baby at this late stage and had resigned myself to the fact that we had been blessed with 'one of each'. Now that our surprise package has entered the world it has opened up a few new roles within our family... and Benjamin is loving his new job of 'big brother'.

Having another little play with my Panpastels and a new template from The Crafter's Workshop called Mini Punchinella. It has tiny hexies, tiny spots and tiny stars so I get three different uses from the one template... gotta love that! I'm really enjoying the whole process of adding different mediums into my projects. I know I'm just a beginner when it comes to mixed media but you've got to start somewhere.

Jillibean's Hexies... how cute are these little hexagon stickers in all colours and patterns. A new product for me but one I'm sure to use over and over.

Jillibean Soup Patterned Paper:
Country Pumpkin Chowder (Toasted Pumpkin Seeds)
Macho Nacho Soup (Bite Size Bits)
Soup Staples II (Gray Salt)
Jillibean Soup Coordinating Cardstock Stickers:
Macho Nacho Soup, Southern Chicken Dumpling Soup, Winter Tortellini and Spinach Soup
Jillibean Soup Alphabeans:
Braised Brown, Grilled Gray, Kut Kraft, Newberg Navy, Yam Yellow
Jillibean Soup Hexies:
Forget, Memorable, Remember, Today

The Crafter's Workshop 6x6 Templates (Mini Punchinella)
Studio Calico Mister Huey's (Opaque White)
Pan Pastels (Yellow)
Embroidery Thread

Don't forget to pop over to the Jillibean Soup blog to spy more layouts from the design team which you can view HERE.

From farm to you...


  1. that is such an adorable layout..that picture is precious..

  2. this is a gorgeous layout that picture is just beautiful, I'm not surprised you wanted to scrap that one. The quote fits it beautifully : )

  3. I love this LO, may have to scrap lift this idea!! Thanks for sharing, I pinned it!! :)

  4. I pinned this. Love the quote, love the page!

  5. Gorgeous and such a special photo to match that quote :)

  6. Oh I do LOVE those hexie stickers!!! I've spied them before, but now I think I just might NEED them ... LOL :-) GORGEOUS page :-) and I love that quote :-)

  7. Really beautiful, that quote brought a little lump to my throat

  8. I just adore this on so many levels...x

  9. This is so adorable!!! Love the saying, the photo, the design ... all of it!

  10. Beautiful layout! Love the colors and design. Adorable photo!

  11. I love everything about this page from the adorable photo to the gorgeous colours and design. Fabulous!

  12. Melinda you manage to pull out a stunnin g design everytime you put your hands on paper!

  13. I love how many of the latest trends you managed to incorporate into this gorgeous layout. I love your quote...and to me all my children/grandchildren are heroes.

  14. The only thing sweeter than a little baby's face is the back of their precious little noggins! Love this adorable photo of your cute little fellows and the soft yellow and aqua to show it off. Great title and quote. I may have to find a place to use them.
    Thanks for sharing! :)