There is nothing better than stealing your sister away, for a day of exploring and family fun. We live 4 hours from each other and don't get to see each other often. The bright pinks and yellows in the Sunshine & Happiness collection, help make this cold, drizzly day in Bar Harbor, Maine a little brighter. I knew they fresh 'girl' head had to play a role somewhere. 'She' is how this entire layout got started! She is on stickers, cards, chipboard, everywhere!!!
I loved the 6x12 section of the elements paper that says "there are so many beautiful...." I used that as half of my page! I focused on the lower right corner of 'Total Crush' too!
Using such large and intricate papers made my layout come together rather quickly. Lets take a look at the smaller details.
I embellished the corner of the patterned paper with stickers, brands and enamels for dimension.
The cloud and sun came from the SN@P! Pack. It was a 4x4 card that I fussy cut. Because it was a dreary day, I removed the sun and tucked it further behind the cloud. I didn't want it to come off as a really sunny day!
I added a bit of SN@P! Pack 3x4 and 4x4 cards as layers behind my photo too.
I hope you have your inspired to used the larger sheets of patterned paper to your advantage!
Traditionally I am not a bird fan. We have a pool so bird poop is not cool - LOL! However, when a mama bird builds a nest on a grapevine wreath on your shed door, you treat them like your own. I watched these babies go from eggs to flying away in just 3 short weeks. I checked on them a minimum of 4 times a day. Every time I looked, they changed. It is amazing how quickly they morph from little raw turkey looking things to feathery birds! I was really intrigued. What better collection to document MY birds than Bloom & Grow, right?
I print my own photos through my Silhouette. That way, I can print the size and shape I want.
Obviously the chipboard and sticker birds had to play a role in my layout but so did the gnomes. They serve no purpose here, other than being so darn cute!
I layered mushrooms, birdhouse and an umbrella!! I felt like my little vignettes needed some sort of grounding as opposed to just floating on my page, so I trimmed a strip of green paper to replicate grass.
Look how tiny my baby birds started out. I am glad children don't grow that fast!
Thank you for stopping by. I can not wait to see how you create with this collection.