Sunday, October 18, 2015

Just Keep Swimming Layout

Samantha here today, and I can't wait to share this layout with you!
I used tons of goodies from the shop, so here we go!

I create the background with techniques I learned in my favorite online class ever from Big Picture Classes! So, I won't go into details, but it was FUN! And could totally be created with Distress Inks (my favorite way to watercolor! Ha!)

I matted my photo onto some white cardstock and vellum, and then started the fun part: embellishing! Those little wood pieces with the black on them, are from the AWESOME PinkFresh Studio Happy Things collection! I am seriously in love with them! They add texture AND a pop or two of black!

I also added another wood veneer from Evalicious, that I colored with Distress Paints in an ombre pattern! It's the PERFECT way to add color to wood veneers! LOVE it!
And that polka dot bow is from my favorite collection of bows - Studio Calico PrintShop! I think I've ordered them at least twice!! I LOVE putting bows (or bow ties!) on my layouts of my little Menn!

I finished it off by adding a flair button from My Mind's Eye - I just LOVE adding flair - it adds so much whimsy and it's so eye catching!

So that's my layout!
It's a little moment in time of when my oldest little Mann had finished his last day of swim lessons! The coach had just bragged about him and his dedication and hardworking-ness (I like to make up words! Ha!) and he was so proud of himself, as he should be!

Thanks again for stopping by! And head on over to the Butterfly Reflections Ink shop to see ALL of the new goodies!! People - look no further than RIGHT HERE for all the Christmas goodies you need! Incredible!

Thanks again for stopping by!


  1. congrats to your boy! Love your many wonderful details, as always.

  2. oh congratulations to your boy. I love this. those stripes are perfect