This layout was purely for fun and having had the restrictions of challenges for the last two layouts I did it was great fun to do anything I wanted. Having said that the shake it up challenge did inspire me to use the tags.
The journalling (which I haven't added to the large tag) tells a bitter sweet story and I wanted my embellishments to reflect this. I covered the back of some sparkly heart stickers with flock so that the sparkle was there only if you really looked for it.
I wanted to use circles to represent things going round and round and not getting anywhere. The buttons I threaded with some natural raffia and one I coloured with paint so that like the hearts the sparkle and shine was almost hidden but still there.