Hi everyone and Happy Wednesday!  I am SOOO glad to be back to my blog and to you all! 🙂

First, today I wanted to show you a quick picture of the girls I cropped with this past weekend.  Liz from 217 Creations and Jessica from Homespun Elegance both came up from Kansas City- and Julie from 3 Girl Jam also met with us on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to crop and shop!  It was a great time!

(From left to right: Julie, Jessica, Liz & Me)

I worked on mostly layouts at the crop- which is what I usually do– (I’ve only been to 3 crops my whole life!)  Anyway- I like to catch up on the things I have fallen behind on!  What I do, is I grab paper packs and coordinating embellishments and then group them with pictures I think will go with that set.  I throw it all in a JUMBO ziplock bag (my friend Paula taught me this) and then away I go– when I get there, I grab a bag and get to work!

The layout below was Jessica’s favorite that I did- because I was really trying my best to make a layout that had lots of open space.  I struggled because I wanted to keep filling it up- but, I knew I wanted to try something different.  For the entire crop, I tended to stick with Bazzil kraft cardstock- it’s my favorite color right now.

Most of the patterned papers come from the Echo Park This & That collection- except for the aqua which came from….my scrap stash 😉 (that’s code word for ‘I have no idea.’)

The & sign came from a table at the crop where you leave stuff and pick up stuff that you could use.  Great idea- though, I had the wrong idea coming into it.  I thought you were supposed to bring like old Spellbinders you didn’t want any more–not chipboard pieces! HA!  Anyway- then, the canvas fabric I stamped with the Pink by Design My Favorite Kind stamp set. 


I love this layout- because of it’s simplicity, the soft colors and the sweet picture of Jaxen and his daddy. 🙂

Have you done any layouts lately?



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