Thursday, December 8, 2016

You & Me - October Hip Kit

Hi there....I just love it when a photo speaks volumes.  A few weeks ago we had breakfast with Wynand, Nadia and Lukas.  If you have followed my blog for a long time, you will know that since Lukas was born he has had an amazing bond with his Oupa.  While we were at the restaurant I snapped this photo of Lukas and his Oupa with my just says so much about their relationship.  Moments like these must be documented and I when I saw the papers in the October Hip Kit I knew the colour combination would be perfect to tell this story.

Supply list:  Patterned paper: Simple Stories (Posh), Dear Lizzie (Saturday); Cardstock: American Craft; Letter stickers: American Craft Thickers (Dream); Wood Veneer: WeR Memory Keepers, Studio Calico (stars); Chipboard heart: Pink Fresh Studio; Gold Stars: Maggie Holmes; Brads: My Minds Eye, Echo Park; Clear Stickers: Simple Stories; Enamel dots: Studio Calico; Die cuts; WeR Memory Keepers, Crate, Simple Stories; Embroidery Floss: DMC Variegated; Mist: Prima Color Bloom (Tea Stain); Template: Crafters Workshop;  Dies: Quickutz nesting stars; Punch: Fiskars.

Some close ups:
 I stitched along the scalloped  green borders.  I love the way the misting just breaks the white background.

 I stitched around my circle and then layered the star and wood veneer over the circle.

 I just love the pops of gold around the page.

I painted the white title thickers with this light brown paint and added the wood veneer ampersand from the WeR Memory Keepers wood veneers.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.  I hope that you found some inspiration here ♥♥


  1. oh YES! What a brill photo. They even look alike here! Not sure whether they do all the time..... & that saying at the bottom is a lovely one. Never heard it before. Fits so well!! Really like the stamping??? words on the photo & the round saying in the star with the circle of stitching. This whole LO is full of yumminess. LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it all!!!

  2. I adore that photo!!!! And that you snapped it at exactly the right moment :)

  3. Oh be still my beating heart!! How absolutely beautiful is the connection between these two. Your Grandson is truly blessed to have such a male role model in his life and to have you to capture the precious moments! Love the papers, the stitching, the pops of gold and that fabulous quote. You keep popping up with inspiring boy pages and this is a corker!!

  4. You always provide me with inspiration and not just the scrapbooking kind! This photo is just so precious, a moment of connection! And love the papers and colors and the placement of the stars and love the hint of stencilling and of course the stitching adds a special touch too. And I pray the heavens bring some rains your way, I know how utterly draining the dry weather is on the soul... May showers of blessing fall too...

  5. Love love love love THIS!! LOVING that precious photo, the colors, the title work and the stitching!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Fab photo, and loving the color scheme here.

  7. Although I have not met Mr K in person ... the words you put under the Me & You fit him PERFECTLY!!!!

    I LOVE all the elements you have added to showcase this absolutely beautiful photo.

    Found HEAPS of inspiration in this page my friend.

  8. What a lovely, charming photo! and a beautiful layout, Lynette!

  9. I still can't believe how grown Lukas is.... such a special bond with Oupa

  10. So amazing that these 2 have such a great relationship and I hope it will always be the case! A perfect shot of them and the perfect layout for them too! Super gorgeous! ;-)

  11. Precious memories! Love the colors, elements, stitching, and adorable photo! Also, the misting! I am still working on getting mine to look better! Thank you for the inspiration.


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