The girl with kaleidoscope eyes...

Elizabeth Manna posted a fun vintage circus themed "Inspiration Monday" at NoelMignon  this week, and that theme has been bouncing around in my head this week. When I began working on my layout for today's post, I naturally went to our Inspiration Monday pinterest board  for a little jumpstart. 

I loved all the bright happy colors, the stars and banners, and the stripes. This particular image jumped out at me: 

So it was the jumping off point for this layout- can you see the inspo?

I cut apart the piece of Echo Park striped paper from the Boardwalk Kit and formed rays out from my picture. I worked hard at being bright & colorful and staying true to my style, without getting too busy looking. Part of the way I did that was by keeping all of the embellishing pulled in close to the picture, including my misting droplets. 

My photo was one I originally instagrammed, but I cropped & printed it at 4x6 instead of the standard instagram square. The lovely sparkles on it are actually a digitized bokeh that I made with an iPhone app filter (picfx). 


Don't forget to snag your kit (or sign up for my class)! It's coming up soon! 

(And Noel's popping in a little surprise in one of those kit boxes!) :) 


  1. I love this picture of Sabs. It does not look like her at all, and it allows her to be seen in a whole new light. For that precious little girl that she is. I am digging the rays too. I might use that if I ever decide to scrap again.

  2. What an awesome layout! Love the idea of it. I am a working mom that is trying to start a creative movement within myself:} much easier said than done! I love seeing things with kids in it, it gives me that push to try and scrap in my free time.



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