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Hello to all my blogging friends!
I am finally unpacked from retreat last weekend and ready to create again!

Today I have a layout I made with new papers from Authentique. Is there anybody who does
not love their stuff???? All of these papers, die cuts and ribbons are available at The Crafty Scrapper so be sure to stop by and get yours.

How fabulous are these colors??? Makes me want to run back to the beach right now!!!
I have also used chipboard from Dusty Attic and Unique Pages, Jenni Bowlin paint, WOW Embossing powders (which are THE BOMB if you have never tried them) Tsukineko inks, Bazzill Raven cardstock, Tim Holtz dies, paper doileys from the craft store, and some other random things.

 Dig the WOW embossing powder. I painted and while the paint was still wet, I sprinkled the powder on randomly. I used the heat gun to melt the powder and dry the paint.

The die cut sheet in the paper line is awesome,, I don't generally like those, but this one is great.
All the words around the outside of the page came from the one die cut sheet!!! 

I have used the sketch over at Sketches in Thyme
Instead of the circle, I used the big square doiley that I cut the center out of 
and put around the layout.

I am also linking up at the following challenges:
Divas By Design - Anything goes
Catered Crop - Ruffles (my ruffled ribbon)
Make It Monday - any papercraft project

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful week :o)


  1. LOVE this layout- it is so pretty!!

  2. This is a beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing

  3. So beautiful! I love that medallion with the teensy words on it! The glitter over the paint was a good looks great! I will have to check out that WOW powder.

  4. Absolutely amazing job! This is sooooo gorgeous!

  5. what a beautiful layout, love all of the elements you used!!! such an inspirational layout

  6. wonderful wonderful layout!!! LOVE LOVE all the texture and dimension on the page!! great details!! thanks soo much for playing along with Sketches in Thyme!!!!

  7. What a gorgeous layout! I love the all of the elements you added especially the fun birdcage and that darling red dotted ribbon! Beautiful work! Thanks for playing with us at Sketches in Thyme!

  8. Such a super, wonderful layout, and my favourite of your wording is the "living for the days when your cheeks hurt from smiling.." Just wonderful hun.
    Thank for joining us this week and good luck!
    Don't forget to check back next week to see if you made my Pick Of The Week!

    Smiles -  Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  9. This lay out is really lovely, I especially like the glittery details and the doily. Thank you for playing with us at SIT. Anne

  10. Love your photo and Beautiful take on the sketch!! LO is fabulous!! Thanks for the visit!! Visiting from MIM :0)

  11. ooh, love your page! thanks for visiting mine too :o) love the sea horse and the concertina flowers, and the colours are great. love your style too, loads to look at x

  12. Gorgeous layout. Love the papers and colors. Great take on the sketch.
    scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

  13. Amazing page!
    I love it!
    xx and tks for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme

  14. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  15. Wonderful page! I love the colors and all the little details, especially the words around the frame. Eli (Sketches in Thyme)

  16. Love your page! The colors and all the little details are just Great!! Thanks for playing with us @ SIT :)
    ~DT Kim

  17. Oh, my gracious! Such a beautiful page, Anita! So many, yummy elements to love! WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sketches in Thyme!