Tuesday 5 July 2016


You know how you try to experiment with a layout? You keep trying, keep adding to fill the space and make it look balanced? Yeah, thats this layout right here. 

This layout was a little bit of  ? Which is why the title of the layout is also ? What was I doing? What was I thinking? I don't know. Originally this layout was a scrap lift but I think. like most layouts, it got a mind of its own!! 

I think originally, this layout was supposed to be questioning the thought of becoming a photographer and professionally taking portraits as a career. I have always loved taking photos and when my beautiful photographer friend Sarah of Bye Bye Blackbird photography commented on my photos from Vinnie's first birthday Cake Smash. She thought I had found a professional photographer on the coast to do his photos. To be honest, $150 for a 30 minute session and 10 edited photos does not seem like enough. But more about that in the Cake Smash blog post coming very soon. 

Like I have mentioned, the origin of this layout was a scrap lift but then I got carried away with the tiny word stickers and using those as the basis of my embellishments. I do love how it looks and gives the sense of all these words circling in my mind but for some reason its just not one of those layouts you "love" if you get what I am trying to say. 

I decided to cluster other embellishments like the bow and hearts around the word stickers to still give them that embellished look. Heaven forbid I also got out the Heidi Swapp Colour Shine and gave the whole layout a few splatters. 

I absolutely love this little cluster of embellishments at the top. I used a Maggie Holmes - Shine ephemera piece and clustered a heap of word stickers, flair and other little bits and pieces too. It just balances out what would have been a very bottom heavy layout. 

Lastly, here is the cute process video that goes along with the layout. Thank you all so much for continuing to follow me on my blog and over on the HND channel. I really do appreciate all the support and love!! This community is just such a great place to be. 

Love you guys, 

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