If you’re a mom, you’re probably thinking about how to celebrate Mother’s Day with your family, or what you’re going to get your own mother to show your appreciation. Have you ever thought about documenting your own motherhood? It’s hard being a mom: I’m constantly second-guessing myself and my decisions, and hoping that I’m doing the right thing. When I sat down to create this layout about what I love about being a mom to my daughter, all of those feelings disappeared, and I just focused on the joy of my role as a mom.
Supplies | April 2017 Kit, Vellum Hearts and Stars, April Labels, Mom Acrylic and Wood Set, Puffy Heart Stickers, Live Laugh Love Enamel Dots, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers, Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, Dated Stamp, Jonah Alphabet Stamp, Malia Uppercase Alphabet Stamp
This stamp-heavy layout was simple to put together on an 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of white cardstock. I cut off the left 1/2″ from the cardstock edge and adhered my favorite multi-color striped paper from the Live Laugh Love 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection. I backed my 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ photo with the heart pattern from the Live Laugh Love 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack, adhering it to the background with dimensional adhesive. Matching the colors in the striped pattern on the left, I arranged the April Labels along the right side of the layout, adhering them with temporary adhesive so that I could place my title in between the labels.
In the three large spaces in-between my labels, I measured the midpoint, drawing a light pencil line as a guide for my letters. I started out by stamping with the Jonah Alphabet Stamp in the colors that corresponded with the striped pattern on the left side of the page. To mix things up and add some contrast to my title, I stamped the word “love” with the Malia Uppercase Alphabet Stamp in black.
To match the word “love,” I wanted the word “mom” to be black, too. I used a giant Sharpie marker, being sure to stipple the ink on so that it covered fully and evenly.
To fit my journaling on the labels, I typed it up in Photoshop, printed the page, then adhered my labels back onto the paper to run it through my printer again. Before I adhered them onto my layout, I stamped the numbers 1-5 on the left side of each label with the Dated Stamp.
A few simple embellishments; die-cuts from the April 2017 Kit, Vellum Hearts, Puffy Heart Stickers, Live Laugh Love Washi Tape Stickers and Enamel Dots finished off the page, leaving plenty of white space.
Be sure to document your thoughts and feelings about being a mom, or even a mother-figure this year. Happy Mother’s Day!