Did anyone catch the segment about Matryoshka dolls during the Olympic coverage? It was very interesting! Most are handmade in businesses that have been in the same families for years. I love those little dolls and all the cute sentiments in this set! I decided I wanted to use the "like mother/like daughter" sentiment with this photo of my bestie and her mom:
This was an amazingly simple layout to create because of our wonderful CTMH paper. The red background paper (from Jubilee) is already printed with the doily, ticket, and strips of paper/tape that you can barely see behind the Matryoshka dolls. It also already has the distressing along the edges and the flourishes in the top right corner. You could totally plop a photo or two on this paper and call it quits (and have a stunning layout), but I added the diamonds and damask with paint, ink, and stencils. The blue and yellow paper strips are more Jubilee papers; tags are from my stash. And of course the stamps--don't you love them???!!! These dolls are fun to color and easy to cut out when you want to use them as an embellishment as I did here. You can order all of these products on my secure website HERE. If you like what you see, leave me some love in the comments, please! To continue on the hop, your next stop is Karen's blog. Have fun hopping!