Converting a 12×12 Layout to a TN Layout

Hello again, Daisies, and happy TN Tuesday!  I’m super excited to be with you today, because this is my first blog post for the Memory Keeping Team.  I hope you like what fellow team member Jil Larson and I have for you today!

The challenge for today’s layouts was to find a 12×12 memory layout from the Cocoa Daisy archives and convert it to a TN layout.  First up is Jil’s take on this project! Her inspiration was one of her own 12×12 layouts from a year ago:

I love the quilt block feel of this original layout, and Jil did an amazing job capturing the spirit of it in her TN layout, below:

Here’s what she says about her process: “The background is all small squares of patterned paper from South Beach. My subject is a 9/11 memorial I saw while traveling last week. In addition to the paper, I used rub-ons and die cuts from South Beach. Inspired by this earlier page, I dug into my Cocoa Daisy stash for veneer leaves, puffy stickers, and ribbon for texture and to mimic the ribbon in the original.”

I really like how Jil took inspiration from her earlier layout without making it an exact duplicate, and her layering is divine!  Check out these closeups – I love all the different textures!

Since I’ve never done any 12×12 memory keeping, I had a look through Cocoa Daisy’s Pinterest board to find inspiration for my project.  There were SO MANY beautiful layouts to choose from, but this one by fellow team member Kylie Klingham really caught my eye:

The balance between the words and the flowers, as well as the overall graphic feel, really meshed with my own aesthetic.  Here is how I took the spirit of Kylie’s layout and translated that into my own TN design:

A little background about my subject: While visiting my parents after school was out last month, we went to a restaurant that had the most amazing desserts I’d ever seen – the slices of cake were so huge, and I thought this photo of my mom would be a fun way to document our dinner that evening. I used the alpha stamps from the June “Lemon Grove” Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit to stamp the word “cake” in different languages down the right side, and then framed the photo of my mom with tons of die cuts from the South Beach kits.  I love how it turned out! Here are a couple of close up shots:

The “can’t believe we ate that” die cut was SO perfect!

I made a short process video to go along with this layout – enjoy!

Thanks so much for being with me and Jil today! If you haven’t already, come join the Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping group on Facebook, and happy crafting!



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