The idea for the actual layout came from Sketch #24 at the My Scrap Shoppe blog. Then I saw another layout in a Creating Keepsakes magazine that gave me the idea for the title. I can never find just the right shade of letter stickers to use for a title, so I decided to use some wacky color that I never use and sponge over top of it. I added a little chipboard letter H for the start of the title and then made some masks by tearing scrap paper. I used the matching Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip ink to create a kind of torn paper look that would allow the title to pop out from underneath. After I was done, I simply removed the alphabet stickers and the original kraft color from below stands out above the ink.
The rest of the layout uses some retiring paper and ribbon :( Parisian Breeze and Valet ribbon, along with the baja breeze buttons. Oh, why, oh why, do we always have to lose these lovely colors? But, alas, new and beautiful colors will replace these in colors soon!