Hello again!  This is a layout I made using the beautiful "For Mother" Collection by Pion Design.  The photo of myself and my children was taken about 3 years ago.

I used a sketch designed by Mistra Hoolahan.  Visit her blog of inspirational sketches HERE.

 Before I met my husband, I was a single mom for almost 8 years.  But my children and I were happy because we had each other.  :o)
 I used a Martha Stewart punch to decorate two of the outside corners of my background paper.
 ... a mix of lace, flowers and chipboard hearts by The Dusty Attic.
 The Dusty Attic Heart Flourish was painted, inked and embossed with embossing powder by Lindy's Stamp Gang.
 These gorgeous swirls were stamped using the Stenswirl stamp by Vilda Stamps and embossed with an opaque white embossing powder.  Then I fussy cut the swirls and adhered them to my layout.
 I love these chipboard letters (Bookman ABC Set DA0666).  They were painted white and inked with a Passionate Plum spray.

It's hard to see from the photo, but I stamped a flourish border peeking out from under the paper using another Vilda Stamp called Grungeswirl.  I embossed it with an opalescent embossing powder to add subtle texture.

Thank you for visiting me today!  Have a beautiful day!

Patterned Paper:
Pion Design: For Mother Collection - Dresses
Pion Design: For Mother Collection - Blue Pansy
Pion Design: For Mother Collection - Blue Porcelain
Pion Design: For Mother Collection - Delphinium
Pion Design: For Mother Collection - Tags
The Dusty Attic: Mini Hearts DA0514
The Dusty Attic: Bookman ABC Set DA0666
The Dusty Attic: Heart Flourish DA0667
Prima: Delightful Day Collection - Twilight
Vilda Stamps: V540 Grungeswirl
Vilda Stamps: V23 Stenswirl
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx - Jasmine, Pewter, Denim
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Angel Wings Jade, Aurora Amethyst
Clearsnap: Mix’d Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Passionate Plum
Fiskars: Apron Lace
Martha Stewart Crafts: Cherish
Martha Stewart Crafts: Deco Fan
Spellbinders: Romantic Rectangles
Zutter: Distrezz-it-All
We R Memory Keepers: Crop-a-Dile II Big Bite
Mistra Hoolahan - Sketches by Mistra