I started with this pre-printed patterned paper, however as I began putting the layout together I realized the dark green along the left side didn't go with my layout . . . so I simply cut it off and mounted the remainder of the page on a piece of cardstock.
I even handmade an embellishment for this layout from one of the patterns in the 102 Ideas for 3-D Embellishmentsinspiration book my sister Brenda sent me a few weeks ago. This cute little apron was perfect for a layout about Mama's chicken & dumplin's.
I also had fun creating the title with various letter stickers and some canvas banner pieces that Robbie gave me for Christmas.