The Cutest lil’ BIG temper

Good morning folks,

Like all mothers of young children (who are still in their cute stages, I might add), I’m love struck by my children. Even their temper tantrums are so adorable and I have to stop to take a picture. You think that makes her angrier that I’m taking a picture?? bwahahahahahaha!!!

With this layout, I tried going outside my comfort zone and used paint on my layout because I thought all that screaming deserves some muddy and messy painting. Well, like I said it’s outside my comfort zone, not one of those ideas that pan out IRL and I’m not comfortable with the end result at all.

Here are more details:



Cardstock: Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Tinkering Ink, Basic Grey, American Craft

Stamp: Stampendous (Elegant Borders, Amore Frame)

Stickers: Authentique Paper

Alpha: Alphabet Soup and scrabble tile

Paint/Ink: Claudia Helmuth, Ranger

Journaling Marker: Copic

Washi Tape: Queen & Co.

Flower: Prima

Heart: Tim Holtz

Ribbon/Twine: Webster’s Pages

Pearls/Gem: Mark Richards

Die: Papertrey Ink

Die cut machine: Sizzix

Thread: Gutermann

Sewing machine: Kenmore

Adhesive: Scotch & ThermoWeb



  1. Paint a frame on cardstock with white acrylic paint and let dry.
  2. Zig zag stitch patterned paper on white painted frame.
  3. Stamp flourishes from Elegant borders and border from Amore frame onto top left corner, middle right and bottom of layout.
  4. Affix title stickers to top of layout.
  5. Adhere photos to layout tucking in 2 strips of patterned paper strips to left of photo cluster.
  6. Attach some washi tape to bottom right of photo cluster, followed by titling alpha. Tuck some pearl topped ribbon under the “temper” title.
  7. Diecut banners and add journaling on it. Mount to layout with foam tape on every alternate journaling strip.
  8. Add twine and heart to the last journaling strip.
  9. Finish with fabric flowers to 2 corners of layout.

I’ll still keep this layout – it’s a reminder for me not to use it again or use it more sparingly. What have you done lately that is outside your comfort zone? Share please!



  1. Caryn S. says:

    LOL This is cute! I have pics of my kids like this, and oh yes, it is more fun when they see you taking the picture! Bwahahahaha indeed!

  2. oh my goodness hehehe! such a sweet page with the cute title and journal strips…love it!

  3. I really love the white paint on your layout! I has so much texture, and the clean white color is perfect for baby photos! Beautiful!

  4. Maja/eyovine says:

    So sweet =)

  5. Well as lover of much texture I think your paint job look great! I think all the white with the other details complement you cute photos very well.! TFS!

  6. So.Creative says:

    Haha! It’s funny cute layout! Love the evolution of the photos^^

  7. Becky D says:

    LOVE this layout Steph! The pics are so cute. I remember those days when my kids were little like that – too long ago, my youngest is 14 now. Thanks for the mini tutorial! I can use all the help I can get when it comes to layouts! Mine are so boring.

  8. Anjenic G says:

    Oh Steph! I love the title of your layout and all the pretty elements you used. Lovely layout and Lovely pictures. TFS AJ~