Monday, August 08, 2016

Sunshine & Happiness Part 2 | Simple Stories

Today I am sharing two more layouts on the Simple Stories blog using the fun and fabulous Sunshine and Happiness collection! I love every little thing about this collection and just had to keep on using it, I am down to the bare bones, but hope to get another page out of it at least!

My first page is called "Hello SONshine"


This page was created to document a big event for this youngest boy of mine. July 5th was the 11th anniversary of his adoption day!  We always celebrate this day with a special dinner out, but since his dad was out of town this year we postponed dinner and he and I made up some fancy drinks (Shirley Temples) and had a fun night celebrating with just the two of us!

I am totally happy to use pink in a bold way on a boys page, I love to use papers and embellishment that suits the mood of my photo over the gender of the subject.  And hot pink is just plain fun!


I used a sticker, alpha stickers and part of a die cut to create my "HELLO Sonshine" title and I just love the way that it turned out!  I added a bit of machine stitching just for fun!


There were so many embellishments in this collection that made it very simple to  accent my page, like this pop bottle and a variety of fruit stickers.


I added a small cluster of embellishments to the top left of my page, which starts my visual triangle and draws the eye to my photo on the right.


I really wanted to use this 4x12 cut-a-part on my page as I do not typically put these pieces to good use.  I layered on a few phrase stickers and doodled around them with a black felt tip pen for a bit of pop.


The last point in my triangle is this small cluster at the bottom left of my page, with is highlighted by a triangle of patterned paper.

My second layout is called "There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy"


Yes that title is a mouthful!  But so very perfect!  As I mentioned, I had challenged myself to use up the large cut-a-parts in this collection and when I pinched this photo off of my son's Facebook page I knew this particular cut-a-part would be exactly right!

I layered it over the yellow patterned paper and added a bit of striped paper to the right side of my layout to tie in all of the colours.


This butterfly was fussy cut from another cut-a-part; to the Native Americans butterflies symbolize change, joy and colour which made it perfect for my layout which celebrates these three special people that have become a little family as my son and his new fiance recently got engaged.


This phrase was also cut from a cut-a-part card which pretty much acted as perfect journaling on my page.


I have been simplifying my embellishment clusters lately and this little one at the top of my page is indicative of that.

Supply List:
Sunshine & Happiness 7200 Collection Kit
Sunshine & Happiness 7227 Bradz
Sunshine & Happiness 7228 6x12 Chipboard
Sunshine & Happiness 7229 Bits & Pieces
Sunshine & Happiness 7231 Enamel Dots
Sunshine & Happiness 7232 4x6 Stickers
Other supplies: Staedtler felt tip pen and My Mind's Eye bakers twine.
 
Thanks so much for visiting today!

1 comment:

  1. Such a bright and happy collection! Love your pages Laura!

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