Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cream & Sugar Collection: Sweet Tooth Layout by Melinda

Who struggles with actually using their favourite papers or those embellishments that are just far too cute to ever apply to a layout in fear of not being able to replace them ever again? Well Cream & Sugar just has me weak at the knees and I can honestly say that I struggled so much with applying the first pieces to this layout. I kept thinking "oh I can't use that one, it's my favourite"... so I had to be brave and simply 'go for it'. Mind you, once I got going I couldn't stop! Safe to say, I'm going to have to re-order another whole set of 'embellies' to this totally addictive and adorable collection.

The Story | My youngest son runs a close second to his father in the sweet-tooth race at our house so this collection had his name written all over it... especially with the cute pink piggy cupcake he chose from the bakery at a recent shopping trip.

Colour | Try not to get caught up in the war of gender specific colours for boys and girls. We don't seem to mind using darker colours for girls but sometimes hesitate in using softer hues on layouts for our little men. If you have the perfect collection for your photos but the colouring is all wrong then don't forget you can print your photos in black and white.

Journaling | The importance of journaling is paramount in memory keeping. Our layouts can be as pretty as a picture but just remember that in a few years or even decades down the track it's the notes we keep that are crucial components to the history of the photo.

Tips | If you ever work with collage elements on your layouts, cards or projects it always helps to place the largest of the embellishments down first. This will create an immediate balance to your collage and make filling in the smaller gaps much easier. Dimensional pieces such as the Doodle-Pops also work perfectly to create that extra 'pop' to the overall effect.

And finally... don't you just love those wee little faces on the elements within the Cream & Sugar collection. Especially the teenie tiny coffee bean sprinkles. Seriously it's a collection to hoard!

Melinda Spinks


  1. Oh my gosh-this is so awesome!
    My grandson also loves sweets
    and his favorite color when he was
    about 3 or 4 was pink!

  2. Can you share how you did the jounaling words? Machine cut? What is the name of the font? Thank you!!! The embellishment heart is the SWEETEST thing ever!!!

    1. Hi Laurie, thanks for your sweet comments. The journaling is simply Doodlebug rub-ons. I can't live without them. :)

  3. This is absolutely adorable!! I love how many 3D embellishments you used!! Gorgeous!

  4. This is pure perfection. Love how you're able to squeeze in so many of the adorable images from this collection!


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