Do you ever make a layout, and then when you're finished you look at it and you just say "Ah Yeah" and then your soul dances inside your body because miraculously that layout you didn't think would work just lights up your world? That was this layout for me. I had a great idea, and then I had to go to work, but I was hoping the idea would stick around and actually workout.


I think it worked out pretty great! I was going to use a plain white background paper, but when I saw this ridiculously old Amy Tangerine paper, I knew I had to use it. I took some screenshots of the video of him doing a somersault on the trampoline and trimmed them to fit across the page. It was SO FUN and he laughed afterwards. I love that he's just a little jokester.

I used the acrylic fun word from the Ali Edwards Fun Story Kit, a cork burst and some rubber speech bubbles from the same kit. I added in some other bits from my stash as well and tried to create a diagonal line across the page to tie the circles and embellishments together.


I added some embellishments from Ali Edwards to the little clusters of circles that were already on the paper. I added a plastic circle, a rubber speech bubble and a cork star with a foam square.


To the other corner I added a cork circle with a heart cut out, a plastic circle with a star and another rubber speech bubble.

I love this layout so much, and the story makes me smile. He's so cute. The Fun kit was so perfect to tell this story, and I hope that I can make better use of more kits in projects that allow me to tell specific stories.