Hey there Pebbles friends and fans, Becki here. Can you believe it’s already 2017?!?! In some ways it seems like 2016 flew by and in other ways it seems like time moved so s.l.o.w.l.y. As a new year arrives many of us are making resolutions and “one little word” to focus on throughout the year. This year, I chose to focus on a phrase. The phrase I want to focus on is, “what can I do?” There are a LOT of ways I want to work this phrase into my life over the next 12 months. I created a layout that I will display in my office as a reminder of my goal.
I gathered patterned papers from a few recent Pebbles collections, a few embellishments (from the Spring Fling collection), and some cardstock. I chose light pastel patterns. I wanted this layout to have a really clean, light feeling.
I started by planning my layout with the cut files in the software for my electronic die cutting machine. Then, I cut the pieces out. I cut the word “can” out of the center of a white piece of cardstock and the rest of the words out of grey cardstock.
I backed the letters “can” with patterned paper. I added a piece of vellum over the yellow paper in the “n” to soften the tone of yellow slightly to match my other patterned papers.
I kept the embellishments on this layout to a minimum because I really wanted the focus to be on the words. The word “can” is the largest so it would be the main focus of the layout.
I added some machine stitching to add some texture and to keep the die cuts in place. I added three embellishment clusters on on either side of the title and one below the title/journaling.
I stitched all three embellishment clusters in place. The last step on this layout was the few sprinkles of gold ink at the top and the bottom of the layout. Once the ink was dry, I could hang the layout in my office as a daily reminder of my goals.
Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by today!