Cupcakes are very photogenic, especially when you buy them at our local cupcake store, Cupcake Couture, and they taste pretty good too. :) I tried something new on this layout - the watercolor papers and water brushes available at Studio Calico. Hopefully the papers will be restocked soon. If not I found a similar set at Amazon, but it doesn't seem to include as many different colors as the set at Studio Calico for the same price.
I know the paper looks kind of bumpy from getting wet with the watercolors. I learned from my friend, Suzy, the fix is to use a glue stick to attach the layout to a piece of cardstock. Then use a brayer to flatten it out. I tried that the next time I made a layout with the watercolors and it worked great. I might still go back and fix this one, but I thought it may be difficult with the embellishments already on.
This next layout is a sweet photo of my boys at the beach when they were almost four and six. I started with the cute striped anchor and added the cork arrows and alphas. The navy paper from Dear Lizzy was perfect along with a few touches of red.
The last layout was fun to make... I haven't scrapped any baby photos since way back when they were still babies! Mason is three months old here. My starting point this time was that gorgeous wide grey and white striped paper from Elle's Studio. I used the mask from the Neverland kit with some mist as the base before I started adding the lovely papers from the Planetarium kits.
Some products used on these layouts are linked below.