This base sheet is Vivacious by Authentique and the vertical strip that looks like quilting is trimmed from the Spirited sheet also by Authentique (this is the Lively collection). I bought a few sheets from the collection and I got a 6X6 pad at Scrapbooker's Emporium (I realize that the section of the sheet with the name remains on the paper but I may need to have my husband pick a few more sheets and I wanted to be sure I got the name off it before trimming). They have some great papers and tools there. They have just started a Scrapbooker's Emporium blog also, I am sure they would love for you to stop by and check things out. The heart was cut from the Cricut Tags & More cartridge, the white photo matting was cut from the Elegant Edges cartridge, the title from the Type Candy cartridge and the bird was cut from the Animal Kingdom cartridge. Whew, that was a mouth full. I cut several hearts in different colors and then cut parts from each one and stitched them together with my sewing machine and then cut a shadow for that heart with pinking shears. I used my sewing machine to add stitching to several elements. Below is a close up shot of the heart that was pieced together. The stitching is not perfect but that makes it just a little more attractive to me. This is the first time I tried stitching on a layout and it really added a lot of dimension to this.
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