A Gathering Self-Portrait

Hello everyone! Brenda Smith here today. I have something a little different (for me) to show you today. I can count on one hand the amount of layouts I've made about myself. In fact, the ones that I have made have still related back to my daughter somehow. When I was rifling through my photos to choose one for this layout, I saw this picture of myself and decided it would be a nice change of pace to scrap about me. And with the color of my dress in this photo, Gathering was a natural paper choice.

I started with an 8.5" x 11" piece of kraft cardstock. I then took my circle punch and punched 4 differently-patterned paper circles. I then cut each of those in quarters and assembled them to form a circle with a quilted look.

I love the Diction stickers because they remind me so much of magnetic poetry. I simply grabbed a few words that I thought were fitting and applied them to the circles.

I love how versatile this line is. You can use it for anything from girly photos to autumn or even winter-themed photos. 

Well, that's all for today. Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Paper- Authentique Gathering and Journey
Diecut- Authentique Gathering Icons
Stickers- Authentique Uncommon and Journey Diction and American Crafts (alphas)


  1. LOVE it Brenda, thanks for sharing about yourself and offering new ideas for circle punching!

  2. I don't think I have one page of just me, so way to go you! I love these papers too. Great colors and patterns, and your LO looks so pretty with them!


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