Wednesday, November 18, 2020

November-December Seasonal Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the November/December 2020 Seasonal Catalog Blog Hop. You should have come from Brandi's blog, but don't worry if you started her. The hop is a circle, so just keep going until you've seen all the beautiful inspiration. If you get lost along the way, head to Melinda's blog for a complete list of participants.

As soon as I saw the new Serenity paper, I knew the exact memory I was going to scrapbook. My son got married this summer. He'd been on his own for eleven years before Kayla waltzed into his life. His home wasn't a complete bachelor pad. Oh...who am I kidding? He had workout equipment in his living room! When Kayla got there, she put her woman's touch on his house. That included floral arrangements. She had her mom bring silk flowers and do the arranging. But Kim's hands weren't strong enough to cut and recut the thick stems. She recruited my husband saying, "It's for Kayla." Well, that became the battle cry for all the house and wedding preparations. I don't know how many times "It's for Kayla" was repeated, but it got to being such a big joke that, at the end of the wedding ceremony as Steven and Kayla were walking down the aisle, everyone gathered in a huddle (there were only nine of us at this COVID wedding), put our hands together, and chanted, "It's for Kayla!"

No one knows better than I what Kayla went through to make his house their home, so I wanted to preserve that memory.

I used cuts from the Serenity Cricut Collection to create the wreath, then decorated with stickers and paper from the Serenity Paper suite. I also used one sticker from the Lovely paper suite. It's the house in the bottom right corner. You'll notice that, since I don't have the photos on here yet, I cut out a piece of the sticker sheet backing so I can tuck the photo in, remove the backing, and stick that cluster down.

I hand lettered the title using a combination of brush lettering with watercolor and the Melissa Esplin pens. I also used a fine-tip black pen to trace the outline of the tag. It wasn't showing up well, so this gave it some definition.

I'm so happy with how this turned out! But I also can't wait to see what everyone else has created, so let's hop over to Pam's blog to see what she's created!

Until next time,



  1. Love, love, love. You are such a great designer. Love your layout.

  2. love this layout, great use of the paper suite.

  3. This is such a wonderful story and I love how you have created a layout to tell the story too.

  4. What a fabulous layout, I love it!

  5. Beautiful layout and I love your hand lettering!

  6. OH MY! This layout is gorgeous! I love everything you create!

  7. LOVE this, Becca...and that handwritten title is so pretty!!!


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