Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Not To Shabby Motley Layout & Tutorial by Peggy Lee

Yes I am holding back the tears as I write this blog post, today I am sharing this layout of my youngest daughter Emilee who is graduating High School next weekend...I knew I wanted to create a layout with the Motley paper collection by Marion Smith Designs. 
It's so beautiful and I love the name of the background paper "Not To Shabby"!! And my daughter Emilee will be leaving the nest soon to adventure out on a Ministry School this fall. 
And yes I am a very proud momma, it's bittersweet though cause it will be hard to let her go and grow!!
It seems that my girls grew up so fast, that's why I love scrapbooking, making journals to have to remember those precious moments in life...it's a blessing.
Close up!
Flower Tutorial
First die cut your flower petals out of fabric...
Singe the edges of each petals.
Hot glue each petal to a circle felt piece.
Keep layering until you get the depth of flower your desire.
Die cut out your leaves out of green fabric
Singe the edges of your leaves just like you did the petals.
Glue leaves to the back on the flower...
Add a Junque & Gem Pearl Rhinestone to the center.
Here is the completed flower-perfect accent for you layouts.
I added texture with stencils and stucco and random stamping with Marion's stamps.
Added some of Marion's Junque & Gems and Resin pieces.
Don't forget to fussy cut out images from the paper collections to 
create your own embellishments.

Here are some close ups of the layout, enjoy!

Thanks for stopping in today,
Peggy Lee

Marion Smith Designs: Motley Paper Collection-
Not To Shabby, Archive, Carmie
and Never Grow Up-Wild & Free
Dies-Leaves & Stamen, Rose Petal & Die
Junque & Gems
Tattered Angels-Glimmer mist in Coffee Shop, Juneberry Wine
and Aquamarie
The Crafter's Workshop-Mini Love Post, Mini Ledger
Ranger-Archival ink-jet black


  1. Ooh - not seen that before - singeing the petals - really effective :)

  2. OH WOW - this layout is gorgeous. The photo of your daughter really pops. That Flower is AMAZING! Thanks for the step out of how you made it. SO beautiful!

  3. Wow!!! I must try that with the flower! Gorgeous!!! Love the layout and all the textures

  4. Simply utterly gorgeous! Congrats to your DD I'm sure you're very proud of her sniff sniff.... I have one at home and letting her go is going to be a toughie :(

    But regardless we have to let go just try to prepare LOL
    Your LO is a work of art and thank you for sharing your flower tute. I need to try it ASAP maybe on dd graduation party invites. I need my tool first lol!

    Oops waffling sorry!
    Thanks for sharing have a lovely day :)

  5. Beautiful!! Love making those flowers. I fear an empty nest as well.... My oldest went to college and I haven't recovered yet... That was 3 years ago. Thank goodness I have 5 more!!! Big hugs!

  6. Your layout is stunning! It doesn't hurt that your picture features such a beautiful young lady! I don't think you ever get over your children leaving home! You are happy for them, proud of them, but there seems to be a hole in your heart that never quite heals up! Sadly, it is also something you can only truly understand once it happens to you!

  7. Peggy this is incredible love love it especially that gorgeous flower you did thanks for sharing the tutorial.

  8. My heart goes out to you, it's never easy to let them go. We have 4 girls and were empty nesters for a while but have our third daughter staying with us again...only for a short time, as she is recovering from a back injury and surgery. I finally have my dream craft room but have to admit, I'd rather have a house full of kiddos:) It sounds like your daughter is an amazing young woman...You should be very proud! Your layout is stunning, as is your daughter! Hugs!