How do you know when you over do it on the embellishments you use on a layout? Can one over do the amount of embellishments as long as it ties in with your page? My life has always been a 'collection of things' and that theme seems to carry over into everything I do. I think that is why vintage is my favorite style. Vintage invites collection and always gives me a homey feel, a sense of treasures. I am partaking is a team challenge on the Cricut message board where we need to use a card cut as part of our project. That idea inspired this layout. This is a photo of my baby boy who turns twenty in two months, how quickly the years pass. I used so many different bits and pieces putting this one together. The paper base has four layers and my thanks goes out to ScrappedLives' Nestie look alike cut file. I used it making an oversize version for my matting. The title is done with Ranger distress stickles and I must say I really love these, they are a perfect amount of glitz without the glaring sparkle. In place of Ranger Perfect Pearl I used metallic Scribbles to get the same effect. The flowers are from the Prima Nursery Tale collection. By the time I was done loading my selection of files into my DS I had used five different carts to get what I needed. I love how you can take a cut file and skew the proportions to fit your picture. Embossing always adds just a little extra so part of the title and photo frame were done using the A2 Swiss dots folder. I think I ended up pleased with the overall effect of this one. I know I love the little boy it is all centered around.