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It is my turn to inspire you with my interpretation of the theme for this month. The image that we were given to work with was this one ...

theme image

I loved the colour combination - so pretty and floral and I decided to go with that colour scheme for my layout. I have used all papers and embellishments from the Homespun Chic range by Melody Ross.

It was ideal that this range has a real "handmade" theme to it and I decided to strongly incorporate that into my layout by doing a layout on a little handmade store in my neighbourhood that a friend and I attended the opening of.

wren 1

I have used a white cardstock background - splashing it with a little pink glimmermist and then bordered the whole layout with thin strips of green patterned paper.

wren 2

I have then used a sheet from the Homespun Chic Mat Pad in the top right hand corner - perfect size and colours for this layout.

wren 3

I have used a grid pattern for the photos (which was also inspired by the theme image with its grid design) and have then layered various embellishments around the photo cluster. I have handcut the flowers in the bottom left corner from a sheet of paper from the 8" x 8" collection pack.

wren 4

I have used a range of embellishments including buttons, glass brads, chipboard word strips and labels, made for you tags and transparent shapes.

I have finished the layout with a flower handmade by a friend, which I thought was just the perfect touch for a layout celebrating my love of handmade products and letter stickers that have a touch of glitter to them.

wren 5

This was just such an inspiring theme! I hope you give it a go yourself ...

Kim :o)


  1. So gorgeous! I really love the collage feel this has...so many goodies to look at!

  2. perfectly fabulous!! I'm so lovin' that bloom!

  3. Gorgeous! Don't you just LOVE stores like that!? Fabulous "quilty" feel to the layout! xxD

  4. Wow I am just Loving all the details on your layout!

  5. This is one AWESOME layout:) Love that grid!

  6. already a follower, signed up for the newsletter

  7. I signed up for the newsletter, and I am already following you. Thanks for a giveaway!

  8. Just signed up for the newsletter and already a follower! Love that flower...how is it made?

  9. follower here & on facebook.

    also newsletter subscriber - yay!!!

  10. Beautiful layout. Love those colors and the flowers are wonderful

  11. Just gorgeous KIm - the embellishing is fantastic!!!

  12. I am a google friend, and just signed up for the newsletters! Thanks for the chance to win your beautiful paper pack!!!

  13. Followed you on Facebook and just joined Google!I also signed up for your newsletter. Thanks for offering such a nice gift. Your layout was dreamy, loved it!

  14. This page is full of great elements Kim! Fabulous job! TFS!!

  15. I'm already a follower, and I've just sent you an email signing up for the newsletter. :)
    Beautiful inspiration and lovely result!

  16. I'm all signed up. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Just did both. Love the Ava collection.

  18. Getting on Board! Signed up for the newsletter AND became a Follower!;) Love the AVA collection of course. Lucky winner please be me!

  19. Woohoo! Gorgeous creations! I'm all signed up too! Thank you! :)

  20. Great inspirations! All I have to say is WOW!

  21. Done! This collection is fabolous!!!!!

  22. Beautiful work :-)

    I already am a follower, but signed up for your newsletter. And I came a FB fan, too.

    Have a happy weekend!

  23. i am a fan on fb and i signed up for your newsletter..thanks for a chance! jen t.

  24. Such a fun LO Kim! I just love it!