Sunday, March 22, 2015


it's sunday night!
(the worst part of the week...because we all know what tomorrow brings! ha!) 
so i thought, why not lighten the heavy, dark, sad feelings with a fun little layout of my big Mann at the beach?

i created it for the current Mixed Media Monthly challenge:

birds?! i LOOOOOOVE birds!!! and i certainly love wood veneer birds (you will have no doubt about that, i assure you!)! 
so i knew exactly what i wanted to create:

i love it! i think it turned out lovely! i have been trying to use up things in my stash. and i have about 456008327900 wood veeners, with an estimated 20% of them birds! lol!! i kid...(mostly). so i thought it would add SO MUCH texture and fun to the page if i made them as the background!

i glued each one down...and i just love how they taper off at the top corner! 
the title, subtitle and parts of the picture cluster were all stitched down. and i even did some stamping!

i actually heat embossed onto the picture itself with the Life is Good stamp set from Lawn Fawn! that was FUN...with a sort of candy coated shell of scary! 

well that's my layout!
hope this ramble made you laugh a bit! 


  1. Wow, this layout is amazing! I absolutely LOVE everything about it! And I totally giggled when you said how many wood veneers you have, such an exact number haha ;)

  2. Amazing layout!! So much dimension with those birdies, love it!!

  3. birds are fun!! I'm really loving hearing all the spring birds sing these days! :)

  4. What an amazing layout, Sam!!! The sticking of the birds have to be time-consuming work. :-) Ha, ha, ha, ... Have a perfect day!!! Hugs Jenna

  5. This is an awesome layout! I love how you used so many of those little wooden birds. Thanks so much for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  6. Love your layout! Brings back so many fond memories when my children were small and how they loved the sea gulls! Great use of the wooden birds! Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  7. this layout is so fabulous! what an awesome idea with the veneers! and that photo is so precious. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


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