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Layout for Mother’s Day by Nancy Damiano

We are celebrating the moms this week at American Crafts and what better way to do that than with a splash of watercolor and some Happy Place. Most of the time, being a mom is my happy place and that's what the story is about here. The journaling is underlined by a beautiful wash of turquoise watercolor, while the photo is framed with pretty patterns from Dear Lizzy.

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Supplies:  Dear Lizzy Happy Place (373649) Betsey - (373660) La La Land - (373640) Kokomo (373640) Patterned Paper. Dear Lizzy Happy Place (373672) – Cardstock and Watercolor Phrases - (373668), Acetate Paper Say Yes - (373662),  Acetate and Cardstock Ephemera – (373671), Dear Lizzy Happy Place (373670)  Mini Phrases & Alpha.

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​How to: 1.  Using an 8-1/2 x 11 sheet of watercolor paper, use turquoises watercolor to create swish of color at the very bottom. Let dry completely. 2. Mat photo with one frame from the La La Land patterned paper sheet. 3. Add two more layers of patterned paper from the Dear Lizzy Happy place line adding a final rectangle of the Say Yes acetate paper. 4. Watercolor the bottom half of a die cut title from the Happy place collection. Splattering random splotches of paint at the upper right and lower left hand side of the layout. 5. Add random phrase stickers to the same areas. 6. Add the cactus die cut and wood button.

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​And that's a wrap! It's easy to combine a handmade background with pre made embellishments to create unique layouts. Happy Mother's Day to all!

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