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