Happy Monday! I hope everyone’s weekend was amazing.  The hubs and I were busy cutting, packaging, fixing techy open cart glitches and ordering more products. I am not complaining, just saying. I am just glad I have Mike’s help.

Today I am sharing a layout I  created yesterday. I remember the days when I was at least a week ahead of the game. Last year my daughter after her Junior prom wanted to dye her hair blue. I am ok with my children experimenting with their appearance. Kayla was 16 and I figured she would be grown up before we know it and this wouldn’t be acceptable as an adult. Go figure about 1 1/2 months later she got her first job and was told she had to dye her hair a natural color. What a bummer but that is reality. I personally am not offended by anything like that whether it be blue hair, tattoos or piercings. Those are not what define a person. I realize this isn’t the way it is in the real world. She was ok with dying her hair brown for her job at Aeropostale in the mall.

Jolie her little sister love playing with make-up and painting her nails. In this photo she matched her eye lids to Kay’s hair. Look how silly they look with their duck faces. Peace!! 😉


I altered a couple different flourishes, rings for so many things and the out of this world frame. I also used a couple stamps in this layout and some heart wood pieces.  The circle bokeh stamp and circles stamp.  I applied a grey tone Faber Castell Big Pitt Pen color to my Bokeh stamp then stamped around the edge of the inner page. I applied some texture paste to the center of my layout and then stamped the image of the circles stamp. I then added a silver paint to fall into the parts that were stamped. Unfortunately lately it seems as if I cover all my cool background work.  Does this happen to you too?   It’s maddening…. 🙁 I sprayed some green/gold Lindy’s stamp gang mist on my flourishes.  I  also  sprayed some hot pink mist on my wood heart pieces. For the out of this world frame I simply painted the rings black and for the little planets I applied pewter distress stain.  I prepared the rings with a base coat of gesso. I was afraid that if I didn’t the true color of the mists I used would just absorb and look dark when absorbed by the chipboard as it dried. I then mist 2 with turquoise, 2 with hot pink and left 2 white.


 If you look at the top of the photo in the above photo  you can see the circles I stamped in the texture paste.


How cute is that wood heart?

I really need to get myself an ottlite. Do you have one? which one? Does it really help when you need to take photos in artificial light. I get my best pics in natural day light but lately I run out of daylight and I am forced to use artificial.

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Out of this World Frame

Rings For So Many Things

Flourish Set 17

Flourish Set 16


Circles Stamp

Circle Bokeh Stamp

  Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative Monday!