Memento Vivere

Posted by Romy Veul

8 April, 2013 - ,

‘Memento vivere’ (or ‘remember to live’ in English) – it’s one of the quotes that was printed on some barcode strips in the gorgeous ‘Vintage Spring Basics’ collection. As soon as I read it, I knew I wanted to do something with it. Both my dad and I often tend to bite off more than we can chew and cancel some fun activities because of that. So I thought this quote would be a perfect message for us to capture in a lay-out. I scrapped it with mostly pink papers from the gorgeous ‘Vintage Spring Basics’ collection.

Memento vivere

What I love about the Maja Design collections is that they all consist of many different papers in several colours. This means that you could use papers from the same collection to make some totally different creations. For my lay-out I decided to focus on the pink and grey papers from this collection.


The sheets that I used from this collection are: ‘1st of May’ (front and backside), ‘3rd of May’, ‘4th of May’ (front and backside), ‘6th of May’, ‘7th of May’, ‘8th of March’-backside, ‘1st of April’ and ‘Days to remember’.

Memento Vivere 2As I prefer to do, I first selected a few sheets of paper that would make a nice colour palette for my photo. For this lay-out I choose to work with pink, white and gray. I then inked and distressed the edges of the paper and shuffled them around until I got the composition that I was satisfied with. 
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Then I started cutting out some cherry blossoms, butterflies and a bird from the papers. The cherry blossoms were part of the ‘1st of May’ sheet. I cut out the bird from the ‘1st of April’ paper. I just love the whimsical images that are printed on some of the papers from this gorgeous collection. I added some liquid pearls to them as a nice finishing touch.

Memento Vivere 3Supplies:

Patterned Paper: Maja Design (Vintage Spring Basics: ‘1st of May’, ‘1st of May’-bs, ‘3rd of May’, ‘4th of May’, ‘4th of May’-bs, ‘6th of May’, ‘7th of May’, ‘8th of March’-backside, ‘1st of April’ and ‘Days to remember’); Flowers: Prima Marketing; Punches: Martha Stewart; Ink: Tim Holtz; Viva Decor: pearl maker.

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  • Jennifer Snyder says:

    Gorgeous layers that we have all come to love with your amazing work! and your cut work is so very delicate. Such perfection. Love the photo as well!

  • Awww, that photo warms my heart, it’s beautiful Romy! And your layout is a perfect compliment to it!! I love the pretty combination of soft pink and white! Your fussy cutting is absolute perfection! Awesome page!! xo

  • Marilyn Rivera says:

    This is Gorgeous Romy!! love the layering and the fussy cutting..and the lovely photo!!
    Your color combination is so pretty!!! hugs! 😉

  • Jenny Grotherus says:

    Just love all your layering and cuttings. Stunning!

  • SO GORGEOUS, Romy! just love the softness of the papers you chose…and the dimensional details are exquisite!!!! LOVE!!!

  • Ivana Camdzic says:

    Romy, this layout is SO gorgeous!!!! I love the picture of you and you dad, and I love that you chose the pinks and greys to work with 🙂 Such a beautiful layout with so many lovely layers and sweet little details!