my friend, Lindsay, took this really cool photo of me, so I made a layout with it...

If you are my "friend" on Facebook, you may or may not have noticed that I recently changed my profile photo...oh, yeah...and my "About Me" photo here on the bloggity-blog, too...

My dear friend, Lindsay (whom I hadn't met until earlier this month, but with whom I formed an instant bond with and love for), took a photo of me when we were in California for CHA. I adore this photo. It's been a loooooong time since I've had a photo of me that I'm not embarrassed/scared/upset to look at, so when I saw this one, I was so excited. And I'm going to use it wherever/whenever I can. Be prepared.

While I was looking through some of the photos I had developed from my Cali trip, I happened to notice that the colors in this photo are gorgeous...aaaaand they look wonderful with the new Heidi Swapp collections, Serendipity and Clear Pop...

Here, take a look...

Awesome, right?

The main patterned papers I used were Softness & New Day from Serendipity...I love love love the multi-colored chevron...

I had a large piece of wax paper that I had used as a base for some Color Shine spraying and it also had the perfect colors all ready to go...Tropicana Teal & Mustard. I cut some of this and used it as a base for my photo. Then I added my matted photo (which contains a SURPRISE...more on that in a minute).

I attached some Clear Pop & Sugar Chic Banner Delights and a string of Destination Trimmings under the photo...

...and I used one of Heidi's new Clear Pop Printed Pockets to hold my Vintage Chic journaling Note...oh my heck, you guys...have you ever seen a cooler pocket??? Well, I have not. Some more Clear Pop Banner Delights and a little quote bubble from the set of Sugar Chic Stix make this little pocket just perfect...

At the bottom of my layout I included a Definition Sticker, a Pink Paislee Artisan Heart (sprayed with Tinsel Color Shine) and one of Heidi's little Black & White Buzz Words...I also tacked on a couple wax paper stars...cut from the same paper I used under my photo...

Now, remember the little surprise I mentioned? Well, here it is...

If you lift up the little Clear Pop journaling pocket...

...the photo lifts up to reveal 2 more photos and more journaling! Yay!

***Quick tip...these photos were printed by Persnickety Prints on metallic paper...the photos are ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS and I highly recommend Persnickety...BUT, the metallic images do NOT hold stamp ink well at all...not even StazOn ink. I tried to stamp the photo on the bottom, but nope...all the stamp did was slide over the photo...that's why it looks all crazy-like...the ink dried just fine, it just wasn't crisp and neat.***

Pretty neat, huh?

And don't these colors just make you long for spring???, too.

The new Heidi Swapp Collections will be in stores this March...don't miss 'em!


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  1. do i ever adore that layout! you popped those colors so gorgeously. wow! wow! and wow! really, maggie. it is just amazing. i think it is even more amazing as i hear your voice in my head and remember that day and am so very. very thankful to have met you.
    always in my heart,

  2. It's a Wow for me!!! This is just gorgeous!!!

  3. Beautiful layout-gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing :)

  4. Wow! What an awesome layout!! Love the colors and what a gorgeous photo of you. I love it!

  5. That is so pretty Maggie!! I love it and that photo of your is gorgeous!

  6. OK...LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! But LOVE you MORE!!! p.s. I could have photographed your gorgeous self ALL day! SO fun! I love this image...especially when i can remember the exact moment we were sharing when i took it! LOVE! XOXO

  7. You are adorable! yet another wonderful inspiration..your endless creativity is uplifting! Thanks Maggie!


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