Good morning, Sunshine! I am up posting early as I have a busy day today! Dental appointments, meetings at noon, and the highlight of my day? I have an appointment at the MAC counter in Dillards to preview the Spring makeup collection. Silly, I know, but I am sooo loving makeup right now! I almost feel 14 again! ha!

First of all, though, I wanted to share a layout with you that I whipped up the other night while I couldn't sleep. Might as well be productive, right?

This layout originally started out from a sketch. The 'idea' of using banners and the jounral placement was all of the sketch that can be seen now, though! I love it when that happens! I just the sketch as 'jumping off' point, and then ran with the layout that came to mind. I love how simple this page is - how it captures what my heart is feeling right at this moment.

For this page, I  pulled out my Studio Calico County Fair kit. This kit could possibly be my favorite of all time. I love the bright colors, the patterns. It all reminds me of a quilt + is just so homey. Love that in a kit!

As always, I am linking this page up to the party going on over at Paper Issues. Our theme, now through Valentines Day, is 'what's love got to do with it'. Come over and link up all you love pages! You just might get featured on their blog! Oh!! And don't forget the DT call that Paper Issues has going on!

Be back tomorrow with my questions & answers post. It's overdue, but (I think) there are some good questions to be answered & info to be shared!


  1. Such a gorgeous page!! I love those banners. :) Enjoy your makeup preview!!!

  2. Great layout! Love the use of the button border over the banners.

    Congrats on eight!

  3. melissa, what a lovely layout. and, i agree with your assessment of county fair. i will be so sad when i have used it all up!

  4. Love your layout! The bright buttons with all the different patterned banners accross the page is very visually interesting. TFS!

  5. super cute page -- and you're right -- it was a good kit with great color! :)


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