Friday, September 16, 2016

Beach Vibes, My Tribe - A Challenge YOURself layout

Happy Friday!

So so glad it's the freakin' weekend!

I'm also very happy with how my layout for today's post turned out! I used a lovely prompt from the wonderful blog, Challenge YOURself, to use sewing on a layout, as well as include a picture of myself.

Well, amidst all this fall crafting going on in my house, I have snuck in a pic from our recent beach trip!

I actually mentioned earlier in the year that one of my scrappy goals was to use more sewing on my pages, so this challenge was perfect for that #goal! Here's a close up of my sewing. I just ran lengths of wooly lime twine into my sewing machine as I zig-zag stitched around the border & I love the texture it added!

Originally the title was "My Tribe," but Beach Vibes just hit me & I had to go with it!

A few ephemera, some strategically placed to cover a body bit that was not so flattering, and boom - page done! I even used a negative from the cute little sun tab cut file I cut for my TN for this trip. I'm really enjoying my layers lately!

Striped patterned paper and vellum - Studio Calico
all other Patterned paper - Pink Paislee Citrus Bloom
Paper ephemera - Pebbles
Twine - Michaels
glitter alphas - Heidi Swapp
Transparent alphas - Amy Tangerine

Thanks for looking!


  1. Super page, love the zig zag makes a beautiful border!

  2. Your layout is fabulous, Natalie! I love the colors, your awesome photo, and your entire design. I especially like the way you stitched so creatively on your page!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month. We are very happy that you did!

  3. Loving that stitching around the edges - really works on this layout.

  4. Clever stitching technique! Love your layout and photo of you all. Thank you for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself.

  5. Fabulous layout Natalie, love the layering and stitching! Thanks for joinig us at Challenge YOUrself!

  6. What a very cool layout! Love your pattern papers and design! That stitching is just AWESOME!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog this month!

  7. Beautiful layout, I love the twine and the title is perfect! thanks for joining us over at Challenge YOUrself!

  8. Great page! Thanks for joining with Challenge YOURself!

  9. Lovely page!!! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself! Åsa x