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As a family, we sometimes forget to stop and take a moment to record who we are now in the hustle and bustle of everything going on. This past Christmas, we actually took the time to get a picture and looking back, even though it maybe was a bit of an interruption of the day (especially when there are presents, good food, and the Guitar Hero game going on...), I am so glad I have the picture to look back on. It definitely isn't your perfect portrait, but it really is a picture of us.

The senior Papertrey design team members put out a little challenge to each other to do a project incorporating something clear into our designs. I had seen this idea somewhere along the line (I can't remember exactly where, it has been a while) of doing a cutout on a scrapbook page and then stitching something to suspend it in the opening. I used the clear Sheer Blossoms by Maya Road and some clear buttons that I backed with the new Papertrey Everyday Blessings patterned papers.


Be sure to stop by the other senior designers blogs to see their take on the challenge:






Flower Cut-Out Family scrapbook page


stamps: Trajan, Borders & Corners Monogram Edition (Papertrey Ink)

ink: Aqua Mist Palette (Papertrey Ink), Archival Black (Ranger)

cardstock: Aqua Mist, Everyday Blessings patterned paper (Papertrey Ink), Kraft (Stampin' Up!)

accessories: clear Sheer Blossoms (Maya Road), clear buttons (Stampin' Up!), linen thread (Stampin' Up!), sewing machine/thread, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches (EK Success), dimensionals, Aqua Mist polka dot, Spring Moss twill & polka dot (Papertrey Ink), vintage lace & trim, journaling pen, flower brads (Making Memories), brushed silver brad (Creative Imaginations)