I always used to do double pages but I haven't done one for ages and I thought it was time again.
The quotes on the front of the layout say:
The ornaments of a home are the friends that frequent it.
Having a place to go is a home
Having someone to love is a family
Having both is a blessing.
My journalling on the back of the layout says:
Stomie and Lloyd bought a home together that was fraught with trials from the very beginning. On the day that they moved in Simon got a phone call from a very distraught little girl. She hated the house it was dirty and falling to pieces. Of course Simon dropped what he was doing and went to take a look. The carpets were filthy so he organised someone from his office to come and clean them, the walls were awful too so he organised a painter to come and paint them and the shelves in the cupboards were held up by sticks and so he organised someone to come and sort those out too. It took a couple of weeks of hard work to get the house into shape and then they were able to move in. She asked me if I would go and sort out the garden and so for two weekends we worked hard and got it ship shape too. They had there housewarming at the beginning of August and it was fabulous and she was so proud to show her new little house off to everyone. She just needed to see that when you have family nothing is as bad as it seems and if you all pull together you can achieve anything.
So my little girl I wish you many years of happiness in your new little house and I am forever grateful to know that you still need your mommy and daddy and I want you to know that we will ALWAYS be there for you.
Love you to the moon and back.
Here are some closeups
I used cream cardstock for the background and the pattern papers are from K & Co and they just happened to have the right colours for my photos of their house which were taken on the day of their housewarming. I painted the 15, which is their house number, to match the stripey paper which is Teresa Collins paper. The quote is a rub on.
I used some brick chipboard pieces on here to replicate the stencil. The little birdhouse was also painted and I added some bling to the little holes.
I added the flowers and then swiped them all with some gesso.
I hope that you will find some time to come and play along.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look and for taking the time to leave a comment I really appreciate it :)
Till next time.