Best Day Ever By Jen McMurtry

Best Day Ever By Jen McMurtry

Hello Simple Stories friends! It’s Jen today with a special project about a very special day. Each year in my small town a pageant is held for what are considered “differently abled” girls, and I am lucky enough to be able to participate behind the scenes. This year my youngest daughter was a buddy, which means she is paired with a contestant who she stays with during the pageant. It is so fun watching all of the girls and their buddies play, talk, take pictures, and get ready for the different portions of the pageant. It is truly heartwarming!

When going through my photos last weekend, I came across this endearing picture of Abby with her buddy. Just look at the happiness on both of their faces – it is pure joy! I could not think of a better collection to document this special photo than Simple Vintage Garden District. The beautiful florals and sentiments are perfect.

To create a unique background for my project I used the Simple Stories Scalloped Heart (#187129) cut file from the Silhouette Design Store with paper from the Simple Vintage Garden District Simple Basics Kit. I resized and duplicated the file so there are three hearts on the page. After cutting the hearts, I backed each one with patterned papers from the Collection Kit and Simple Basics Kit and machined stitched each one to add texture.

Next, I placed a Layered Frame over my 4” x 6” photo and adhered it to the page with foam squares.

Embellishing the layout used several Simple Vintage Garden District products including the Banner Stickers, Bits & Pieces, and Chipboard. There are so many beautiful elements to choose from that I used a little bit of everything.

To give the project more uniformity, I layered the Scalloped Hearts with embellishments that are in the same color scheme. I love the butterflies the appear throughout the page.

Last was journaling to capture the story and a date stamp.

Here’s one last look at the finished project. I totally love this layout and the story it tells.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are inspired to record your special moments just as I have using the beautiful Simple Vintage Garden District Collection.