Have you ever looked at a layout that you created only to realize that you don't like it?  This happened to me this past week.  I made a layout and there were things about it that bothered me!  LOL.  It was missing a bit of "me", if that makes any sense.  So I pulled it apart and fixed it up! 

Below is the finished version that I am happy with...



And this is the original layout that drove me nuts!  I have an issue with symmetry.  I prefer balanced, asymmetrical layouts. 

I used Pion Design's new collection, Grandma's School Book.  Click HERE to view the entire collection.
I used one of Mistra's sketches for inspiration.  The final version of my layout is much more similar to the sketch.
I made the large flower by using Mistra's English Rose Tutorial.  You can download the tutorial HERE
This embossed image was stamped using Vilda Stamps V18 Flowerswirl.
These cute letters were cut from one of the Pion papers!  Their cut out sheets make it so simple to add embellishments to a layout.
This inked and embossed chipboard element was cut from the Dusty Attic chippy, Flourish #8 DA0702.  All of the Dusty Attic chipboard on this layout can be purchased from my SHOP.
The feathers were stamped with Vilda Stamp V336 Easter Rice & Feather.  It was then embossed and fussy cut to create this embellishment.

Thank you for visiting me today!  Enjoy the rest of your week!






Patterned Paper:
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Summer Play
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Forest
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Tags
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Red Clover
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - School Book
Pion Design: Grandma’s School Book - Letters
Chipboard:
The Dusty Attic: Doily #1 DA0479
The Dusty Attic: Fancy Trim #3 DA0469
The Dusty Attic: Cherry Blossoms DA0640
The Dusty Attic: Flourish #8 DA0702
Stamps:
Vilda Stamps: V336 Easter Rice & Feather
Vilda Stamps: V18 Flowerswirl
Embossing Powder:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Reindeer Moss Green
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Hibiscus Rose Orange
Color:
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Opal Sea Oats
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Cocklebells Coral
Punches:
Martha Stewart Crafts: Cherish
Martha Stewart Crafts: Swirling Lace
Dies:
Spellbinders: Grand Labels Four
Spellbinders: Rose Creations
Spellbinders: Lacey Ovals
Tools/Machines:
Zutter: Distrezz-it-All
Spellbinders: Grand Calibur
Sketch:
Mistra Hoolahan