Happy Fall everyone!  This is a layout about how thankful I am to have such wonderful children.  Again, I am using my favorite paper line... Donna Salazar's Antiquities Collection.  This collection is so versatile and can really be used for ANY occasion or season.  LOVE IT!

I created this flower using Donna's Rose Creations dies by Spellbinders.  As you know, they are my favorite dies for making flowers because of the variety of sizes that the dies come in.  In this cluster of elements, I also used Prima flowers, mulberry flowers, Dusty Attic chipboard cogs, Tim Holtz gears and a few other goodies.
The first part of the title is made up of letters also manufactured by The Dusty Attic.  I inked them with my new favorite inks... Donna's Mix'd Media Inx.  I also topped each letter off with a touch of Stickles.  The second part of my title is made up of alphabet stickers and printed letters.
If you take a look behind the cluster of embellies, you can see an amazing texture that I added using ceramic stucco.  This medium is incredible!  I really love the texture it adds to my layout, and it is flexible and absorbs color brilliantly!
By now, you know how much I love to lace and use eyelets.  It's just a part of who I am.  :o)  Beneath the tear, you can see a piece of The Crafty Chronicle peeking out.
Behind my photo I used Donna's Artistic paper sprayed with Smooch Spritz.  This paper is great for use with different mediums and inks because of its sturdy quality.  You can also see pieces of The Crafty Chronicle peeking out from behind the tears of my frame.
The gorgeous rose you see in the corner was cut from Donna's Vintage Gears paper.  This paper collection has so many beautiful images that can be cut and used alone.
Here I incorporated a timepiece to my cluster as well as a beaded chain and other metal yummies.  Throughout my layout there is a lot of random stitching.
A few more eyelets and hemp cord to create a unique corner...

 For those of you who are parents, you know that raising children isn't always easy.  I am so grateful to have such amazing children who are kind, intelligent and just incredible souls.  They bring joy to my life and my world revolves around them.  :o)


 If you're wondering what this is... well it does look odd, doesn't it?  LOL.  We were given Acrylic Covers by Zutter and instead of creating a mini book with them, I decided to incorporate them onto my layout.  Click HERE for a step-by-step of how I created that 'thing' above.  :o)

I altered this decorative bracket with white acrylic paint, Cashmere Smooch Spritz, Mix'd Media Inx and Crackle Accents.  I really love how it turned out.  :o)

Thank you for stopping by.  I wish you all a beautiful day!

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