I converted the photos on the first layout to black and white, to keep the varied backgrounds from competing with the vibrant colors of the striped paper I used as my background:
I picked out my favorites from the cut-apart sheet and tucked them next to the three photos. I used the puffy heart stickers from Crate Paper's Wonder Collection to hold down the circles of gold thread I placed under the photos and then added a couple of hearts and some phrases from the kit's embellishment sheet. I am now a big fan of the black foam letter thickers that were part of the kit. They are the Fitzgerald alpha from Shimelle's True Stories Collection for American Crafts and I like the thin shape and that there's a generous supply of each letter on the sheets.One of my favorite details of the Felicity Jane kits are the branding strips. This paper had a perfect design for the subject of my story and so I left the branding strip on the bottom and trimmed the top of the paper instead to keep the page at 12" tall.
I used a grid design of four quadrants for the next layout. One holds the title, another holds the photo, one holds the journaling and the last one holds an embellishment.I just added another embellishment cluster in the top left and bottom right corners to finish off the page.
My final layout was inspired by a prompt on the Whimsical Musings blog, which is a fun challenge blog that provides weekly prompts for layout inspiration. My page is in response to Challenge #183 - be inspired by teddy bears. I've been intending to make a mini-book about my daughter's cherished Ted for a long time; this prompt was just the push I needed to make a page about this topic, so at least the memory is recorded until I have time to get that mini-book done.
I selected two of the pictures I'd set aside and paired them with some of the pink and blue/teal embellishments from the kit.
Those two flair are adorable and completely suited to the page. I also used a couple of the stamps and two wood veneer hearts at the bottom. This is another case of the branding strip being perfect for the page, so I left it on and just trimmed the top of the paper. The "love" arrows above the tickets are from a branding strip as well. This layout definitely made me smile!
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