The focus of this layout is “The swing that Grandpa built.” My dad made one of these for us when we were kids. We moved and so this is a second generation model so the grandkids can have fun too. *Everyone* takes turns!  Supplies used: CTMH Friendship stamp set and cranberry ink, CTMH “Let’s Get Together” paper and cardstock, and (unknown) flower eyelets.  My crop-a-dile has given me a new love for eyelets!

I just love adding glitter and sparkle embellishing to my scrapbook pages.  This page includes some store-bought items as well as handmade embellishments.  The glitter paper is DCWV.  The glitter alphabet is Miss Elizabeth.  I made all the flowers by stamping, adding liquid glass (CTMH), and sprinkling with prisma glitter (CTMH).  Once dry, I cut them out and added the different centers.  The stamps are an unknown set that I purchased off QVC.

Dance pictures are some of my favorite to scrapbook.  This page uses Close to My Heart papers and ink, Bo Bunny cardstock stickers, ribbon (unknown), flower (probably from a bunch on a rummage sale), and the decorative brad in the center is from the Target dollar spot.

Here’s something that I never thought I would do – cut up a picture!  I have to say that it adds a lot to a simple layout.  The nice thing about most of us having digital pictures now is that you can easily print another copy.  This one was a professional picture but I made a copy for my scrapbook because I was scared of messing it up and losing the picture forever.  However, I am happy with the result.  Your challenge this week is to try this mosaic techique.  It works great for scenic photos and one thing to remember is that the squares do not need to all be the same size.  (Ex. you could make the first column 1″ wide, the next column 2″ and the last column 1″.

Ahh, two of my favorite things!!  I did this layout the other day and didn’t have any brown brads for the centers of my flowers.  As an alternative, I used just a drop of acrylic paint for the center.  These are fairly small flowers and I only needed a small drop so when you try this the first time you may need to practice on a couple.  It is an inexpensive way to match your layout perfectly and those acrylic paints we have sitting on our shelves.

Here is the complete layout (made with all scraps too!):