I think this is the first time I have ever gotten a good picture of Farley! There's usually such a huge crowd around.
I wanted to use the wood patterned paper for the background but it is super thin so I mounted it on the brown cardstock. I also stamped some on the paper with a stamp that is called spatter but it's more of a rustic spotty pattern. I am also pretty excited because I got to use my new washi tape! I did this for a challenge at Disney Scrappers - the challenge included using a metal star and bandana print. I had to search my stash - I knew I had conchos! I was pleasantly surprised that they were heart shaped. The vintage Mickey Cowboy was a great find several years ago - I got a vintage package of party invitations at a yard sale for 25cents. I thought the fringe (sewing lace department at JoAnn's) was going to be my favorite part of this layout - but I am really digging the cluster, which is cool because I had a really hard time getting it to come together. For some reason, the stamped and misted oval and the date tag really did a lot towards making this feel right for me.