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a Layout inspired by the April Mood Board

Hello and happy Sunday!
Samantha here, and today I am sharing a layout (that I just LOVE), which was inspired by the amazing April Mood Board!

Oh yeah!
I am a HUGE fan of mood boards, and Amanda has not yet created a mood board that I am not head over heals in LOVE with, yet!

I used a TON of products for layout, and I'm not sorry about it!

I started with some patterned paper for the background, and did my best to transform and enhance it!
I heat embossed in white the beautifully scripted My Favorite stamp set from Neat and Tangled all over the layout!

Then, I added watercoloring around the heat embossing in various blue Distress Inks! LOVE that look! I also added some translucent embossing paste with an MFT heart stencil to the background! It's subtle, but I LOOOOOOOVE the texture of it, and how it catches the light!

 Now for the many embellishments, I'll make it brief, I promise! Ha!
The thickers are MY FAVORITE ever!!! I LOOOOOOOVE black thickers, and I am in LOVE with that font! swoon! They're from the Amy Tangerine Stitched Collection, and I want to marry them! lol! Oh, and I used LOTS of papers from the Amy Tangerine Plus One 6x6 paper pad!

I also used some stickers from the Say Cheese collection, some AMAZING Lawn Fawn Flair (and stamps for the date!) and those tiny screen-printed wood triangles from Pinkfresh Studio! :) I added lots of stitching to everything with my sewing machine! And added some black splatters to finish it off!

Whew! Are you still with me? :D
This layout is so special to me! It is of my biggest little Mann, and his favorite stuffed animal (he was 2 years old here - CUTE!!)! He named it Bearcat (because it looks like a bear and a cat! ha!), and that little guy went everywhere with him! They were inseparable! That little pumpkin is almost 7 now, and he still sleeps with Bearcat! awwwww!!

Thanks again for stopping by! As you can see, I felt like I used the WHOLE shop to make this layout! And it was FUN!!!!!
Make sure you play along with the April Mood Board, too, or just go shopping! You'll probably have your goodies by midweek! No lie!! Crazy fast shipping! :)

Thanks again! :D


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