Do you use your cutting machine for scrapbooking layouts? I own a Cricut and I love using it for making embellishments and titles but this time I used it for the background of a layout as well. Having an idea in mind makes it easier to pull images and create something special.

The “waves” were cut using Carnation Pink, Burgundy and Wedding Cake White cardstocks and the pan dulce (sweet bread) was cut using Carnation Pink, Vanilla Bean Brown and Natural Twine cardstocks.

Liquid adhesive is the adhesive of choice when adhering small/thin layers together.

Once they were put together, each layer of the waves were adhered to the center of the patterned paper base. Some paint splatters were also added to take away the starkness of the white cardstock in the middle and because they are so much fun!

Adding splatter adds so much to a project without any additional bulk!

After playing with the title and embellishment placement, it was obvious that something was missing.

When in doubt, always go with the rule of three. Two more clusters were added across the layout to create a cohesive page. Cardstock scraps were used to punch hearts from Carnation Pink and Burgundy cardstocks and tabs were cut from Natural Twine to create the two clusters. Much better!

Quick journaling and outlining with a fine point pen was all that was left to do to finish the layout.

My daughter bought the Latina Power T-shirt for my granddaughter when she visited So. Cal last year. I thought the pan dulce (sweet bread) was a good accent for the Sweet title – not much sweeter than sweet bread!

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Dorlene Durham

Hi there! Iā€™m a mother of four young adults, two granddaughters and a dog, Gracie. We are an active family that love to create memories which gives me more things to scrapbook! It's win - win! You can see more of my creations on my blog Crafts in the Command Center, IG @3sons_and_astar or YouTube Channel Dorlene Durham.