I really love it when manufacturers make collections with papers that tone beautifully, but can also be used to create layouts that look completely different. You wouldn't think that the layout below used papers from the same collection as this layout - but it does! I'm still working my way through the latest parcel of loveliness sent to me by Ann at The Scrapbook Garden, which included the Crate Paper 'Portrait' collection.
My parcel from Ann also included the Tando Creative chipboard banner which I've covered with one of the Portrait papers. The stamp which I've used with black archival ink on the banner, and white acrylic paint (I used a Ranger paint dabber) on the background cardstock is by Autumn Leaves and is also from The Scrapbook Garden, as is the gorgeous scalloped cardstock - I absolutely love that yellow.
I added some American Crafts Thickers for my title, as well as Adornit alpha stickers. The memories transparency and black applique flower are from the April Sarah's Cards kit (both are in the embellishment add on). The butterflies are punched with my trusty Martha Stewart punch - you're not surprised though, are you?! I can't seem to make a layout these days without a butterfly on it somewhere!
I love this shot of Mojo - I know it's not technically perfect but I love the way the sun is shining on her face, showing off her lovely glossy coat. As the journaling says, I know I'm biased, but I really do think she's gorgeous!