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Yay! Welcome to Betwixt and Between. I’m super excited that you’re here. Mind you, May is an extremely hard act to follow. I do have a great layout for you though.

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So here’s the thing, these photos of Eva are 6 months old. I let her aunts change a nappy just one time and instead they play dress ups. They are great photos. I love them SO much but I have never found the right collection to scrap them. Don’t they just scream the 80’s?

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Enter the new stamp sets and colour pallet inks. I’m going to be really honest here. I didn’t pick the Halftone Circle Stamp Set when we picked our release stamps for the month. It was sent to me just as a little bonus and boy am I glad it was. I LOVE this stamp set. Finally I was able to make a background that matched those tricky photos perfectly! This was not the first background I made with this stamp set. I’ve made perfect ones, ones where the circles don’t touch, distressed ones, ones with so many colours. The choices really are endless.

For this one however I choose a distressed look with the new autumn blaze ink, warm sunshine and lavender field inks. I also die cut my title using the silhouette, then layered up the new grey inks – to really bring the distressed look home.

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For extra dimension I stamped out a few more circles and punched them out with a regular old circle punch. I adhered them to the layout using foam dots.

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I thought long and hard about journaling, but honestly there really wasn’t much more story to tell than what was in the pictures, so instead I decided to use this wonderful sentiment from the new Be Strong Stamp Set.

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So there you have it, a super fast and fun layout that you really don’t need a lot of supplies for. I hope I’ve inspired you maybe just a little. Even if it’s just adding the halftone circle stamp set to you cart. Oh and don’t forget Altenew and many of the other blogs (including me) are giving away prizes!!! All you have to do is leave a comment below. I will be drawing a winner at random, who will receive a $30 Altenew gift certificate. The winner will be announce here on the blog by Saturday, February 4th at 8:00AM Australian EST.

Now off you go – I’m sure Agnieszka Malyszek has a real treat in store for you. Oh and just incase you’re a little lost, here’s the blog hop map:

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Svitlana Shayevich

Laura Bassen

Virginia Lu

Simon Hurley

Lydia Evans

Heather Hoffman

Ashley Horton

Kelly Latevola

Debby Hughes

Suzy Plantamura

Eunyoung Lee

Erum Tasneem

Lilith Eeckles

Emily Leiphart

Yana Smakula

May Sukyong Park

Aimee Dow < You are here!

Agnieszka Malyszek

Sveta Fotinia

Nicole Picadura

Marika Rahtu

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Until next time my friends in paper and ink,

Aimee Xx.