Sunday, July 23, 2017

  1. 1.
    an image, video, piece of text, etc., typically humorous in nature, that is copied and spread rapidly by Internet users, often with slight variations.

I'll be honest, I had absolutely no idea what a Meme was when our design team co-ordinator at Doodlebug came up with the idea of a new challenge. So, I had to ask my teenager daughter who gave me the typical "Mum, seriously?".

Now, this was definitely not a challenge to be taken lightly, I literally spent way too much time browsing Pinterest for Meme's and believe me, my daughter was truly shaking her head by the end of my search because I kept showing her all the funny 'Memes' I stumbled across. This particular meme caught my eye as I suddenly realised I had a photo of our 'Mr Wilson' sitting in a basket... perfect!

Dumb idea #1... to think it would be fun to hand stitch the outline of a cat onto my layout background. I didn't give this enough thought as it took far more time than I'd anticipated. Question... why is gold so hard to photograph?

The perfect way to soften a page is to add vellum so I decided I'd punch some leaves to nestle behind the flowers using the swiss dots vellum. It definitely gave a more subtle look to the cluster of flowers.

Don't forget your journaling. I find this such an important part to a layout after I recently sat down and browsed through layouts from past years. The kids were asking me questions about the photos and I seriously couldn't answer half their questions because I'd concentrated more on the design of the page than the content. So, my New Years resolution was to journal the important stuff.

Thanks for stopping by - Melinda x


  1. Love this page Melinda, especially the stitched outline of the cat. Always in awe of your pages

  2. the stitching caught me eye too. and those vellum leaves are divine. what punches were they?

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