little black dress: don't worry be happy reveal

today is reveal day at little black dress!!

i loved the "don't worry be happy" kit this month!  so full of vibrant colors and fun patterns.  and the extras were amazing.....glitz design, freckled fawn, vintage papers, ribbons....sigh! 

here are a few of my layouts for this month.

my boy...
loved loved loved this woodgrain paper from crate.  such a subtle background even my "white loving" self could make it work!!  :)

i layered my photo using the vintage children's book paper and some of the pebbles envelopes (which i used the backside of not the pocket side).  i framed two corners of my picture to make the picture pop a little bit more and added the "today" banner from pretty little studios and the freckled fawn "you" arrow to finish my page off.

here's a few close ups...
(p.s. i love the way he sticks his tongue out when he swings)

love always....
see what i mean about the colors?  amazing!  they just scream fun!
for this layout, i knew i wanted to add some sort of circle banner.  i decided to cut some of the circles out of the glitz design color me happy paper using my 1 inch circle punch.  i also punched some circles out of the vintage papers to add a little more character to the banner.  then i sewed them all together using my sewing machine!  i layered my photo under more of that awesome glitz design paper and some american craft's dear lizzy papers.  the finishing touches were the banner tag and mini alphas as my title, as well as some colorful paint splatters across my page.  feels like a party!!  

here are a few detail shots...

(heart) this
i love this picture of my husband and son. this was my son's first visit to the beach and he was so tired by the time we got there for the first night.  love how he is laying on my husband's shoulder with his little hand wrapped around his arm.....

for this layout, i wanted to let the picture be the main focus so i opted to use this little grey woodgrain paper from american crafts.  before i layered on my paper and photo, i used a little polka dot mask (that i cut with my silhouette) and some black mist to add a little interest right about where i my photo would go.  then i added some ink splatters around my page.  to add my journaling, i created a little pocket using the ledger paper in the kit and added one of the pebbles journaling cards. i finished the layout with a little heart (punched from the glitz design papers) and the freckled fawn wood veneer.

here's a better look...

i made a few more layouts and a project life insert with the awesome april kit!!  i'll be back later in the week to share those!  be sure to hop on over to the little black dress blog for more details.  you can check out some of the stunning work from the guest designer, tara anderson.  i love everything tara dreamy and wonderful!  and stop by the other design team members blogs to see more awesome inspiration!!

happy sunday everyone!