Thursday, April 25, 2013

Viva Fiesta!

This layout has been sitting on my table for about a week waiting for the circle, embellishments and a title. I finally got around to it today!  The paper is the retired Boom-di-ada, which I loved!  I am down to mostly little scraps now!  I think I will be using them for cards!

I also used some retired buttons and the Just Blooms Paradise Paper Flowers and the Just Blooms Floret Paper Shapes to embellish the layout!  

Instead of using the leaves that came with the flowers I made my own using my crimper!  
I folded my paper in half and cut leaf shapes.
Then I ran it through the crimper and then unfolded them!  Perfect leaves!  Sometimes I ink them to emphasize the "veins" in the leaves!

As an afterthought I cut some moustaches with the Cricut and the Artiste cartridge. My son and his teacher were both wearing moustaches in the parade!  To explain the moustaches I added some journaling !  I am really happy with the way this page worked out!

This page also works well for two different challenges! 

 The Southern Girls Challenge that said to use buttons!

  The little red wagon's challenge was to use something crimped!

I had a lot of fun finishing this up to participate in these challenges!


  1. What a cute page! I love the mustaches, and I am also down to just scraps on my Boom-di-Ada papers. Not sure whether to be happy or sad about that. . .

  2. Quite a layout there! Love it when there's lots of embellies! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
    Carolyn, DT

  3. You are so clever to use the crimper for your leaves. I just want to go back and make some leaves for my flowers for the challenge, too. Maybe next time :)

  4. Such a great layout and the crimped leaves are perfect for the flowers. Thanks for linking up to Little Red Wagon!

  5. Super LO Linda, love those leaves.....what a great idea to use your crimper! Thanks for joining us this week over at LRW.