lovely lunch for 2

It's been a while since I've shared on this blog how a layout's come together. But first, a confession revelation. My desire to use new products has been at an all time high, which is a wonderful thing. I have to thank so many of you readers who helped me by ordering the spring cleaning boxes. Most of them are happily in their new homes and I have received sweet notes indicating so. But really, you all are the ones I need to be thanking. Thank you! My adore-it-for-months-before-diving-into-it habit is now gone! Using the new products I love has been such an eye opening experience. I trust that those creative manufacturers will continue to produce items I will covet. So here is my announcement to the world that I will hoard no longer. Instead I will be inventive and use the loved products to create layouts that I love. If there's something I must save, I will only do so with a small piece of it. And I must do the spring cleaning boxes again next year (I got rid of over 25 boxes!). Hold me to this, okay? And thanks in advance. For this layout, I clustered a group of photos & papers together and then decided I wanted to "cheat" a smaller piece by making it look like it was fully in the background. Then I adhered my cluster right on top. Supplies: Crate Paper Matilda patterned paper // Pebbles Sunny Days patterned paper //  Studio Calico Dew Patterned Paper // Classic Calico 6x6 paper pad // Abroad 6x6 paper pad // Brads // Phrase Stickers // Border Stickers // Chipboard // Studio Calico camera mistables // Heyday ephemera pack // Ali Thickers // Smash Clips // Bella Blvd Tape