Today brings us the new word prompt 'Smile' at Bird is the Word. Here is my DT page using an old Sassafras Lass patterned paper 'Sweet Marmalade- With Love' I think this might be the B side.
I used some tiny bits of chipboard and painted them to echo the colours and shapes in the pattern. Then machine stitched some circles around the photo and embellishments clusters to ground them. The sprinkling of confetti was created using my EK Success Swiss Cheese Large paper punch, which has finally been dragged out of the drawer its been confined in for almost 2 years and used it in another page that I will share over the next couple of days.

Also BITW has a brand new 'pep me up' look. The fresh new blog background, badges and blinkies were all created by moi, so am very excited to announce the reveal that went live yesterday, thanks Wendy for trusting in me to give BITW a new identity I had a lot of fun with it xox. Go check out the blog here but below is the header which gives you a rough idea of the new concept.
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week, and just to foreworn you I'll be posting a couple of times this week so I hope I don't annoy you tee hee!


  1. Oh I love love this layout and I definitely have to get my hands on this punch pefect for confetti!!!!!!!!
    You will not be abboying me or anyone else I look forward to seeing your creations!!!!!

  2. Love how you've managed to use this 'busy' paper & still make it work...I always find that hard! LOVE BITW's new look, too:):):)

  3. Great design Em!
    Gorgeous colours mixed in with the black - it's so striking!
    Love the old Sass Lass...miss them so much :0(

  4. Fabulous as always Miss Em, I love your black accents, really makes the whole thing pop. That punch is an oldie but a goodie too isn't it.
    Cheers Di xo

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  6. Love this EM! The Sass paper is WONDERFUL and I love how you used it without taking away from the photo! Gorgeous!

  7. Lovely, creative page Emma. I have to admit that I would have been a bit intimidated by this paper, but you pulled it off superbly! Thanks again for all of your work at BITW! Our new site seems to be a hit!

  8. What a fantastic layout!!! You worked this Sass paper to perfection!

  9. Wow! Such an eye-catcher! Love the circles!

  10. Always love to see the old Sassafras being cracked out! And you've made this (what I would consider difficult!) paper look so wonderful. Love the details with the black confetti.
    And awesome new blog design on BITW. Great work!

  11. Fantastic LO Emma.. love the cool and funky elements and the fab Sass Lass background paper!! :))


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