Layout Tutorial!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

There was allot of oooo-ing and ahhhh-ing when I first saw the new Jillibean Placemats because I'd been eyeing off all sorts of backgrounds that crafters were creating using their Silhouette cutting machines and I hadn't yet taken the plunge. So I applaud Jillibean for creating a product that has given everyone the opportunity to enjoy this fun trend of using a cut-out background.

I love this photo of Teddy because he was having such fun trying to touch the bubbles that I was blowing yet he'd pull his little hand back at the last minute as he was unsure of what would happen. He had such good fun and I ended up with a nice clean kitchen floor after mopping away all the excess soap from the bubble mixture... usually I HATE mopping!

A little fake stitching and a few splatters of Mist.

I printed my journaling onto a sheet of vellum as I didn't want the patterned paper underneath to disappear.

If you would like a few tips on using the Placemats and see how I put this layout together then head over to the Jillibean Blog which you can find HERE.

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  1. That is an adorable layout!!! I applaud Jillibean Soup for making these placemats. I do not have a Silhouette machine, and have been envious of these designs--these are awesome!

  2. Gorgeous as always Melinda...♥

  3. This is truly gorgeous Melinda. I love this sweet and happy photo of your little Teddy. This is such a perfect way to showcase the photo...and I can imagine mopping the floor after was a breeze. Isn't it amazing how much happiness the small things give both our little ones and also us.

  4. Very, very clever - gorgeous colours & I love how you journaled in the circle with the vellum. You'd better send Teddy here, so I can get a clean floor too [moan, groan to housework!!!].....might have to try some sort a bg like this on the Silly machine now.....!!!!

  5. Oh wow, what a gorgeous layout!! The circle cutout background is perfect for your layout about bubbles & the photo of your son is just too cute!! I love it!!

  6. you are simply AHHHHHHMAZING!!!

  7. Love this layout! You are seriously amazing!!!

  8. I'm ooohing.... and aaaaahing.... and looooving!


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