Thursday, May 14, 2015

Friends, Football, Family Layout by Angela Carter

My husband is a huge football fan. Really, he's a sports fanatic. He loves everything football, basketball, and the Olympics. Admittedly, we are both very obsessed with the Olympics. 

With a sport obsessed husband you can imagine we spend lots of time around stadiums, in uncomfortable seats, with hundreds and thousands of strangers. It's a blast every time and we love it, albeit one of us more than the other. 

I had this picture from a game I attended with the husband and his entire family. It was Alcorn State University's game here in Houston, TX and it was a great time to be had at the NRG stadium. The best part is that my long time friend Michella was in attendance with her husband who happens to be my husband's cousin. So now not only are we friends, we are family as well. 

BTW - I take full matchmaking credit for their union. 

Today I'm sharing a layout using my favorite Marion Smith Designs Collection, POSH. In my mind Marion created this collection just for me. For this layout I mixed a few PL Cards with this background paper (Chic Lace) as well as the beautiful teal lace paper (Rose Tea) from the POSH collection. Here you can see a close up of that gorgeous background paper. 

These flowers are so dimensional with pops of red, orchid, fuchia, and purple. The purple PL card works to bring that purple out as well.

 I brought in a bit of yellow for a pop of color and sprinkled that around the layout. The grey PL card on the bottom of the journaling cluster helped to bring in the yellow. 

My favorite wood-grain patterned paper serves to anchor the picture and embellishment cluster to the center of the layout. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Have a great weekend. 


  1. Trying to find the Nirvana collection but have had no luck at online or brick and mortar dealers. Although I did get an email from Garrett Smith, I did explain to him that I was looking for the Nirvana collection which coordinates with a Kathy Orta mini album project but have only been lucky enough to find Garment District. Can you tell me if you still manufacture Nirvana; if not, can you suggest a collection that will coordinate with Garment District? Thanks in advance for your assistance,

    1. HI Marianne, Unfortunately I could not find very many stores with Nirvana in stock. Your best bet would be to check in the coming weeks. It may become available or feel free to email