Monday, April 28, 2014

We R Memory Keepers National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop!


Welcome to my little stop on the We R Memory Keepers blog hop!  You should have come from Pam Bray's gorgeous blog.

We wanted to get you excited for National Scrapbooking Day which is this Saturday, May 1st!  How will you celebrate?

For my project today, I'm actually setting aside my photos and journaling pen to make a little home decor piece.  But it's for my scrapbook room, so that still counts, right?

I recently acquired a room of my own for my crafting {yay!} and I'm slowly purging older supplies, organizing the supplies I love, and decorating to make this room a place of inspiration just for me.

When We R came out with their stitching templates, I was so excited!  I love the look of embroidered samplers.  I decided to combine embroidery with my Silhouette to make this:

I first started with a piece of white textured card stock that I cut to 8 x 10.  I used a light pencil line to trace around the frame opening, then took my ruler and drew light lines vertically and horizontally to find the center for my phrase.  Then I went to town piercing and stitching.  Did you know We R Memory Keepers has floss in a ton of colors and textures?  I may or may not have a whole drawer full of We R floss and twine. ;D

I love how easy it was to combine words from the template to make a custom work of art!

I really like the word 'lovely' so 'lovely moments, lovely life" seemed like the perfect sentiment to add to my craft room.  Could it be all those British period dramas I'm addicted to? Maybe.... But in any case, it also reminds me to keep looking for those lovely moments that I sometimes overlook in life.

Once all the stitching was done, I took a variety of colors of We R textured card stock to cut my cute flowers.

 On a side note, I know I've said this on my blog before, but We R textured card stock is my absolute FAVORITE card stock to use with my Silhouette.  It cuts so smooth and clean.  I never have a problem with it!

Then came the fun part of deciding exactly how I wanted my flowers to look.  A simple flower garland, top and bottom, lends itself to the sampler feel, I think, and I love how the card stock gives added texture to the project.

To finish it off, I used some We R enamel dots for a few of the flower centers and the dot on the 'i' and then placed it in a fun wooden frame I painted white.  Here it is on what is the start of my crafty gallery wall.  By the way, that shutter is from We R as well.  Isn't it fabulous?  They come in several colors!

I love, love, love how this turned out.  Very simple, yet clean, fresh and girly.  Something that I'll enjoy looking at for years to come.

I hope you found some inspiration here today!  Your next stop is the very talented Patti Hamil.

If you joined our hop anywhere in the middle, here's the complete list:

We R Memory Keepers
Traci Penrod -
Shannon Morgan -
Jennifer McDermott -
Amanda Johnson -
Aly Dosdall -
Pam Bray -
Rebecca Fellows (you're here!) -
Patti Hamil -

NOTE:  Once you have finished visiting all the blogs in our hop, don't forget to head back to the We R Memory Keepers blog and leave a comment about any of the projects you've seen today for a chance to win the awesome new Flower Punch Board!

Thank you for joining me at the Table today!


  1. I love it!! Beautiful and spring-y, and looks great next to the WeR shutter!!

  2. This is so beautiful! I love everything about it! The colors, the stitching, the flowers, and the sentiment... it is just so perfect!

  3. lovely, it's beautiful and what a great idea for a craft room -

  4. Great project!! Thank you for sharing!! Looks easy by your instructions.

  5. so elegant and pretty, Lots of hard work went into this. very awesome, looks great up on the wall!

  6. Love your flowers! Thanks for a chance to win this neat tool!

  7. Beautiful Frame, love all the stitching and flowers.

  8. What a pretty project! I love the colors and how it all came together. I'm sure this will look lovely in your new craft room.

  9. Amazing piece of art! Love it, thanks for sharing with us!

  10. Fun home decor
    for your room.
    Carla from Utah

  11. Great way that you included the embroidery. Been a while since I did any embroidery. Might be time to take it up again. Thx for sharing

  12. I love embroidery on my pages...your project would also be great for an album cover.
    The flowers are so daintily pretty! Thanks for sharing this with us.

  13. what a sweet and simple wall plaque.

  14. I love you sampler. It really add charm to you room.

  15. Yay for having a craft room! That must be so exciting!

    The stitching is done so perfectly. I really love the "font" of the words. The flowers might just be my favorite part though because how they're layered and pop out.

  16. Fabulous project! The flowers turned out so nicely and I love hearing about a paper that works well with a Silhouette-haven't had good luck yet. Thanks!

  17. Well that is super impressive. Love! Newbie here and first time hopper with WRMK! That really is a great project. Thanks for the tutorial.

  18. Those flowers are too stinking cute!

  19. What a beautiful embroidery! I love the bright flowers agains the white background, thanks for sharing.

  20. Delightful piece. I love the folk art feel of it.

  21. makes me happy to look at your project - so sweet!

  22. Wonderful embroidered piece of art :) The flower garland brings it all together.

  23. Oh my - how pretty! I lvoe this!


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