A perfectly simple technique and layout!

There are those days where I just want to sit down in my scrap room and play...digging out the paints, ink and mixed media products and coming up with lots of artistic techniques. Then there are the days I don't want to get caught up in the mess of creating and just want to make a fun layout that tells a story I don't want to forget...this layout is for one of those days.

Heidi challenges us this month to make a birthday layout...I decided to share the story of when my son received a box of money as part of his gift. Little did I know that a box of 20 $1 bills could create such a brilliant smile!

I decided to dig into these adorable Sticky Note Journaling Cards...they work just like Post-its but are so much cuter.

I simply stuck them down on my cardstock just enough to create a border around the edge of my photo. This is what it looked like before I attached my photo over it.

I also dug into these super cute pre-made felt embellishments. What a simple way to add a little color and texture to a layout.

I love that they look like I make them myself...

Last but not least I cut a border and simply glued it down around my journaling. It really draws your eye to both the photo and the journaling.

I love that I now have a layout I love, that tells a story...and there is no mess to clean up...at least for today!LOL Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I just love this gorgeous page and what you did with the cute journalling cards, and those felt flowers are just divine, I have days like this too. Melxx

  2. What a creative way to use those paper tabs! Great idea!

  3. I LOVE the clean and graphic look of this! Great technique too!

  4. this is so fun! love that pic and what you did with the post its!