Monday, April 21, 2014


So when I got my Citrus Twist goodies this month (Picture Perfect main and Enchantment add on), I was totally in LOVE with the colors...and they go perfectly with this month's mood board over at Life.Paper.Scrapbook.  Been awhile since I've had the time to play along with one of their challenges so I was excited to put this layout together.  Here's the mood board:

And here's my layout.  I was inspired by the triangle shape of the trees, the colors, and the brush script and what it said.  Something that is important to me, is me.  Obviously what is most important to me is my family, but without taking care of me, I can't give my best to them.  The story behind this photo is a fun one, and I will eventually tape the story to the  back of the page.  I won a "Super Mom" photo shoot by the talented Alexis Emm Photograffi and we had a blast breaking the rules, and getting some awesome shots...we may or may not have squeezed through the fence of a closed train station and hopped the train to get this photo.  ;-)  Shhhh....

I didn't go crazy on background work or any mixed media for this one, because the papers had so much going on, and I didn't want the end result to be too busy.

I loved the chalk board background paper from We R Memory Keepers and added a chalk circle around the photo area by tracing around a large bowl.  The little arrows are a fab cheap find for $2 at Michaels.

One of my favorite simple techniques is to line edges with word stamps and I have about a million of them from CTK.  These ones were perfect.  The mistable Heidi Swapp heart was covered with gelato and the large words (celebrate and enjoy) are also Heidi Swapp.

I used my butterfly punch to punch some small butterflies out of the text paper and popped them up on the page.

Come check out the mood board at Life.Paper.Scrapbook. and link up your creations!  Thanks for stopping by!




  1. Brilliant page Shawna, with so many cool details, love it! :o)

  2. Amazing picture, and amazing model in the picture <3 I love this page! It's beautiful, it's bright, it's bold! It's so cool! Love it :)

  3. So absolutely gorgeous Shawna. xxxxxx

  4. Love love loooove this one! Popping colours, the boldness of it (& you, MAYBE squeezing thru fences!!!), the DELISH colours....yummy:):):):)

  5. Bold, bright and this funky page. I'd be frightened of that paper with the writing all over it, but you tamed it to perfection. Gorgeous work.

  6. GORGEOUS, Shawna. Saw this on the LPS link up!! WOW!!

  7. I adore this layout! I love the different text papers you mixed together. And the color scheme is great.

  8. Great picture Shawna and also amazing lo!!!thanks so much for sharing it with us at LIFE.PAPER.SCRAPBOOK!!!

  9. This absolutely stunning! I love the mix of different text-based patterns! So pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at LPS!