Hello friends!  I am back from a fabulous week in California and CHA.  I had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people!  Today I would like to share a layout I made for CHA using the new 'Storybook' papers by Donna Salazar Designs.  This collection is very different and unique, but I had SOOOOOO much fun with it!  It's not my typical style, but sometimes you need to think outside the box and try new things!  

I used this sketch from Creative Scrappers and tweaked it a little to work with my papers.

Kristine, the owner of Creative Scrappers, has a new eBook being released soon!  I'll keep you updated!
The title letters were cut using 'Donna's Alphas' dies by Spellbinders.  I adhered them to my layout using Helmar Zapdots.
Love my Dymo label machine!
Can you see my babies in the schoolhouse?  LOL!  I fussy cut the house, trees and grass from a second sheet of the same paper and adhered it to my layout using two layers of Zapdots.  Then I cut open the windows and doors and placed my children inside.
Here you can see the amazing dimension Zapdots create on any project.
I cut the background tiles out of real cork and rounded the edges.  I think it looks kinda neat with these school papers.  The tiles were also adhered using Zapdots (Can you tell how much I love them?).  The photos and other elements were adhered using 450 Quick Dry.
I cut these stars from another paper and hand stitched the 'string' hanging from the top.
These papers are really great for fussy cutting... and this being said by someone who is NOT a fan of fussy cutting!  I love creating a 3D feel with cut layers and dimensional adhesive!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Happy Creating!