Let's Stay Little Layout by Kelly Daye

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Hi friends! Kelly Daye here, remembering some childhood days with Paige’s newest collection, Go the Scenic Route. Have you ever said, “They grow up too fast” or “Let them stay little longer”? That’s what I was thinking about when I began my layout.
I’m so thankful for the happy, bright colors this collection brings to my crafting. I think I might have used them all with Paige’s Sketch & Stitch Butterflies Background 1 cut file. I wanted to fill the whole half of my layout with stitching. After shrinking the cut file a bit, I copied and pasted enough butterflies to fill the page and cut it out of white cardstock. If you’ve never used one of these files, Paige has made a really great tutorial to show you how.

At first, with all the color going into my design, I thought I’d make my photos B&W. But childhood is colorful, especially with three brothers, so I printed them in color. I think the photos we share and the memories they evoke need to tell the right story. That’s all of us kids visiting the farm. No electricity and an outhouse but we loved it out there. This corner of my layout was filled with Paper 11. Reminiscent of a pretty quilt, it was perfect for a visit with Grandpa.

My title was made with letters from the Puffy Word Stickers. I always get two packages - one for mixing my own words with lots of color. The package is full of fabulous and colorful prompts for our layouts, like: new, today, play, hi, best, memories, story. They offer a nice jumping off point for ideas. I added them to the big yellow journaling circle from the Ephemera Die Cuts. Is that bird just not the sweetest? I adore the images in this collection so much.

My photos and title are surrounded with pretty flowers from the Floral Die Cuts. To create that invisible triangle, two more tags from the Ephemera Die Cuts were added opposite the title. ‘Always A Dreamer’, that was Trevor, the little one with his eyes closed. I’ve sprinkled pretty Enamel Dots around the page. They have my heart, full of glitter and images of tiny birds and flowers (of course I bought two packages).

Have fun capturing your own memories with Go the Scenic Route! See you again soon!

SUPPLIES: Patterned papers, die cuts, enamel dots, stickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut file: Sketch & Stitch Butterflies Background 1 by Paige Evans
Location: Edmonton, Canada / Blog: Kelly Made It / Instagram: @kellymadeit / Facebook: Petals Daye / Pinterest: Kelly Made It


  1. This is fabulous! LOVING all those stitched butterflies, the photos and the title is PERFECT!!!!

    1. Dearest Julie, thank you so much. Those butterflies got me through most of August so I love them too. Grampa's house only had two rooms, but Lucy made it perfectly pretty. I wonder what today's little ones would think about using an outhouse in the dark, ha!


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