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Life Isn't Perfect Layout by Linda

12x12, Back to Basics, Crazy Motivated, Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, Embossing Powder, Flair, Glossy Accents, Layout, Life Isn't Perfect, Linda Pekrul, Pineapple Paradise, Scrapbooking, scrapbooking layout, Seen Better Days, Wild Whisper Designs -

Life Isn't Perfect Layout by Linda

Hi everyone!  I'm a "newbie" on the design team and so excited to be here and share with you February's collection "Life Isn't Perfect"

To create my layout I also used a piece from January's collection "Crazy Motivated", as well as a piece of cardstock from "Back to Basics".

I dug back through the years to find this photo of my granddaughter after she tangled with her bedframe!  This paper collection was perfect for THAT story!

To begin, I thought I'd share with you a bit of the process that I use when I'm planning a layout.  In this case, I started with Creative Scrapbooker Magazine's February Sketch.

Once I figured out what papers I was using, I cut out the centers that wouldn't be showing, in order to have scraps for my journaling and umbrella embellishments.

I cut out a couple of the umbrellas and ran a black copic marker around the edge to make them look more "finished".  In the photo below, the top umbrella has been finished with the marker, and the bottom one has not.  The difference the marker makes is quite dramatic!

To further jazz them up, I applied Ranger's Glossy Accents to the umbrellas and on the white parts of the boxing gloves.  The little flair button "Just Breathe" was the perfect addition.  I don't know if that advice was needed more for her or for her parents!

Then I got playing with the Pineapple Paradise embossing powder and OH MY... what wonderful stuff!  I fell in love and had to hold myself back from putting it on EVERYTHING!!!  It is such a pretty colour and SO sparkly.  

It turned these metal leaves from ho hum to fabulous!

How yummy is THAT!

With a little bit added to the top of the letters, my title now POPS!  

One last peek at the finished layout!

Thanks for stopping by and letting me share with you the fun I had with this paper collection AND the Pineapple Paradise embossing powder of course!

Do stop by Wild Whisper's store and check out "Life Isn't Perfect".  It is perfect for telling those stories that are begging to be told!

Happy creating!


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