Inspiration Gallery Spotlight!

Inspiration Gallery Spotlight!

In our spring issue we fell in love with the "you are my sunshine" layout on page 72 by Laureen Wagener and wanted to know a little more from Laureen about this project! Here is what Laureen had to say about it!


"I was away on vacation with my parents and wanted to scrapbook so I took some supplies with me! Of course I couldn't bring my beloved Silhouette so I needed to get creative with the idea I had in mind. I saw a painting of an umbrella catching raindrops and I immediately knew I had to transform that into a layout.

I drew the shape of an umbrella and the different sections of it and traced them onto patterned paper and simply pieced them together. Stitching gave the final touch. I wanted to use a picture of me and my best friend and decided to turn the raindrops into little hearts 😉 The supplies I had on hand were absolutely perfect for creating a long title with different letters!

Thank you so much for reading how this page came together – I definitely had fun creating it and it was a nice change to scrap without many supplies on hand!" ~ Laureen

You can find more of Laureen's work at the links below:



2017-05-03T08:00:00+00:00May 3rd, 2017|Reader's Submissions|


  1. Gisèle May 3, 2017 at 9:11 am


  2. Glenda May 3, 2017 at 10:41 am

    Ingenious and stunning❣️

  3. Barb macaskill May 3, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Adorable! I have sung this song to each of my grandchildren within a minute of being born and many times since. TFS!

  4. Kelly Crowl May 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Wow! This is an amazing layout!

  5. Suzi May 3, 2017 at 11:25 am

    So cute!

  6. Margaret May 3, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Love this layout! I think I’ll use something like this for a baby layout I’m doing today – thanks for the inspiration!

  7. pt May 3, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Cute and so imaginative, great layout!

  8. Sandy Carveth May 3, 2017 at 5:51 pm

    What a neat way to be creative!

  9. Andrea D. La Vigne May 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Really cool layout! Love the paper-pieced umbrella. Thanks for the inspiration! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  10. jkinnisch May 4, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    how clever! I have an umbrella die, but never thought about using it upside down. Love the light and fresh look of the card!

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