Friday, April 22, 2016

Scrappin' from A to Z - R Post

Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm back with another episode of From A to Z.  My goal is to give you a new idea with each letter so that you'll never be at a loss as to what to scrap or how to make your pages look amazing. Luckily for me, I have a brilliant Creative Team, and the inspiration layouts I use in this series were made by the talented ladies on my team.

I'm hoping you'll see some things in my A to Z Blog Series that you want to try!  If you do take any of these ideas and run with them, I'd love to see your layouts!  Please post them in the MyMemories forum in this month's A to Z Challenge thread HERE. Everyone who posts a layout in my challenge thread this month will receive a surprise gift!

R is for ...


Rosettes, specifically cluster rosettes, are flowers or other elements layered on a round embellishment such as a ribbon or piece of lace stitched in a circle.  Rosettes can also be made with circles of paper.

I've had fun with several late and want to show you how easy they are to make and to use.

You'll find in a lot of my kits a stitched circular piece of fabric, lace, or ribbon. In this first example I used the stitched ribbon circle in blue and layered on it the owl, diploma, and other little elements.  This is a rosette cluster, and I think it looks great with my little grandson Lincoln's preschool graduation photo. Of course I used my Graduation Day kit in blue.

Some of my kits already have clustered rosettes in the collections.  Forever Love and Melly's Furever Friends are two collections in which you'll find pre-made rosette clusters.


My favorite R collection is Red Velvet.  I love the richness of the designs, and I like that there are printables to match.  I also love the layouts my Creative Team has made with Red Velvet.  Here is a lovely page by Kathy.

I'd love to see rosettes on some of your pages!  Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)

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