Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Made With Love

Hello everyone! I am posting this from my hotel room in Anaheim, California. I have a terrible connection, so I hope this works.

This week over at Sketch Support it is card-sketch week. There have been some beautiful cards posted. Here is the sketch we are working with.

card(FEB) 2012

Here is the layout that I did using the sketch. Amanda and my mom made me a beautiful rag quilt for Christmas. My mom took photos of Amanda while she was making it and gave them to me because she knew I would want to scrapbook them.


For the green and striped patterns, I used leftover fabric from the quilt to create the background for my layout. It was a bit tricky to work with, but I really wanted it to be part of my page.


I made sure that I added stitching to tie in the 'quilting' part of my page. The grid was inspired from the sketch but the layout is a past sketch that we have used on Sketch Support.


I added some wooden spools wrapped in matching paper to keep with the quilting theme too. I might replace these with spools wrapped in the thread instead.


I used my favourite font for my journaling, which was so important on this page.


Thanks for visiting! Be sure to stop over to the Sketch Support page and see what all the ladies have created.



  1. this is amazing!! Love your take on the sketch and all your stitching!

  2. Absolutely stunning! I love all the details. I'm curious, what font is that?

  3. Saw this LO in person....absolutely beautiful!

  4. Those little spools are perfect! Love that you used the leftover fabric :) Wishing I was in Anaheim too!

  5. What a special story and layout Carolyn. Thanks for sharing it with us. Loving the fabric on the layout...my fav embellie right now!

  6. Perfect layout. Really enjoyed working with Amanda on this huge quilt.

  7. Love the whole LO and colours, stitched heart grid and cute pics. I'd just change the journal date to 2011... I think ? Great project though and love the fabric addition, genius :)

  8. Your layout is amazing...and I love the story behind the layout...and the quilt scraps you used on your layout. Everything is perfect and beautiful.

  9. Carolyn, you are a genius. I love the stitching of course and the little heart add ons. Amanda looks so happy.

  10. This is gorgeous Carolyn! Beautiful colours!

  11. Beautiful layout! I love the use of fabric. Great colors too.

  12. Wow Carolyn--this is a beautiful layout about a precious topic. Love your journalling!

  13. Hey friend! I wanted to let you know I linked in this post to my Fabulous Finds Friday feature at Practical Scrappers! You may see some friendly faces stopping by to say HI!