This is another layout I did on NSD. I originally had it with just the triangle of embellies but it looked so bare on the left-hand side that I added the buttons and hearts.
I never used to use buttons but since starting A's baby book, I've sure become a fan. I love the look of them and think they add so much to a page.
I've been really trying to figure out how to do embellishment clusters. Jennifer Larson did a great blog post not long ago about how she does her embellishment layering. It's wonderful advice but I still seem to struggle with it. On most of my layouts, I see what I can do to do the clusters or layering and nothing looks right so I just forget about it. However, on this page, I decided to mount these stickers on cardstock, cut them out and then add some foam to give them a more 3-D look. When doing that, I realized that I could actually make a cluster out of them. I kept two of the hearts flat and raised up the moon, boat, duck and one heart. To fill in the gaps, I added a couple buttons. I don't think it's perfect but I'm pretty happy with it. My first successful cluster! :) Oh, and these stickers are super old - they're from a random baby sticker pack and I thought they were cute so I used them.
I decided to use dimension here too by layering circles and using foam again and then topping them off with a sweet little metallic flower.