Me, my mom and my baby.

Some of you may know that I started out as a scrapbooker first, way before card making ever came into the picture. However, I don’t share as much layouts as I’d like – they just seem a lot more personal to me when there are pictures of my family and journalling on it.I plan to share more because I enjoy making them (such a bigger surface area to play with) and it also helps you get to know me better.

Anyhow, here is a layout I recently made for my daughter’s baby album that I’m happy to share – the Cling Jumbo Hydrangea was just calling out to be used on this layout and I love how it pops, being in a color totally different from the rest of the layout.

My layout is will also showcase on the Stampendous Blog tomorrow. You will see a detailed supplies list and instructions listed there. But here is a close up of the hydrangea.

I colored it with Copic Markers and lightly sprayed and dribbled it with Tsukineko goosebump for texture. I also lightly sanded the embossed Core’dination cardstock for a distressed look. To add some dimension and interest, I adhere a white doily and only parts of the leaves. I love making layouts.

Oh and if you regularly follow my blog, you will have read that my daughter just celebrated her 2nd birthday during Thanksgiving week – yikes, that’s how far behind I am.



  1. Benzi says:

    What a wonderful photo of the three of you, Steph. And, your hydrangea is gorgeous.
    I would love to scrapbook again but there is just no time. I did that for about a year before I started making cards and loved it. Maybe again someday.

  2. Renkata says:

    hi sweetie,
    such a sweet and precious layout.

  3. Wendyp says:

    Gorgeous layout with the Hydrangea! Thats one of my favorite stamps!!!

  4. jennie black says:

    LOVE it…. can’t wait to meet you – you’re an amazing designer!