Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Amour in Paris

Today's layout is for a couple of different blogs. I created the layout with my Counterfeit Kit for April, Les Voyageurs. I used the April sketch from Die Cut With a View and I LOVED it!

This is the sketch I used from DCWV.

These are photos from Pont de l'Archeveche in Paris, in front of the Notre Dame. I loved the romantic idea of attaching a lock to the bridge to symbolize your love, and throwing away the key. They have since removed these bridges in Paris due to collapse, and they have taken measures to prevent this from happening again, so I have read online. But I am glad I did get to experience them while they lasted!

Here is my double page spread with a traditional layout & a Project Life pocket page.

So, ironically, I just read the new Studio Calico member challenge about how to turn a crafting accident into a happy one. And then I had the opportunity to do just that with this layout!

These sweet little white & gold letters from Studio Calico are running low and I needed to use the Q for an O. Well, when I cut off the tail, the inside of the Q looked a bit rougher than I'd like and some of the foil was rubbed off.

Well, luckily, I've been trying to use more textiles in my layouts. And I had already added sewing elements, so why not wrap the mistake in some embroidery thread?!

My FIL watches a lot of Bob Ross, and Mr. Ross loves to say, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents." Well, I agree, at least in crafting!

Here are some details:

and a close up of the pocket page:

Solid Cardstock - DCWV Coral Couture
Pattern Cardstock - DCWV Vintage Lane
Doily - Recollections by Michaels
Staples - We are Memory Keepers
Lock & Key - JoAnns Craft Essentials
Letters - Studio Calico
Pocket Page cards - Me and My Big Ideas
Pocket Page transparencies - Project Life, September Skies

Thanks for looking!


  1. Clever fix on those letters - the thread really adds a nice look. The traditional layout with the pocket page combination is a great idea - it lets you really showcase the love lock theme and then elaborate on it with the pockets. Great job!

  2. The two tone letters with thread look super..indeed a happy accident. Love your whole layout.

  3. Pretty! Love what you did with the sketch!

  4. Love the clever alpha fix!
    The gold doily cradling the tiny lock is stunning.

  5. I loved the addition to the letters, even before I knew why. Well done - these two pages work so wonderfully together.

  6. A happy accident indeed - the threads are a great idea for the future (even without needing to cover something up)!

  7. love how u dressed up the alphas with the thread, so pretty. happy accidents r awesome :). beautiful LO.