I included this Freckled Fawn Woodland embellishment kit when I was putting my kit together:
|Freckled Fawn Woodland Kit|
I arranged the leaves in a circle, leaving a little open space at the left to add my photo. Next, I adhered the flower stickers (with pop dots) and then started to fill in the gaps with some of the enamel dots from that same Woodland Kit. I added the remaining enamel dots to the centers of the flowers and then put my photo, which is also lifted on pop dots, into place.
At this point, I started thinking about my journaling. I try to have some sort of story on almost every page; while I like to occasionally make pages that are just for creativity's sake, I really like to record a memory as often as I can. I got a burst of inspiration looking at the white script word stickers from the Woodland Kit. The sheet included the word "snug" and I started thinking about using "snuggle" as my title. I was able to cut and paste the missing letters from some of the other words on the sticker sheet - fortunately, those foam letters are very easy to manipulate. I placed the title on the photo, along with one of the little hearts from the sheet.
The photo was taken the day we brought our youngest daughter home from the hospital and our oldest daughter wanted to hold her. My journaling reads:
"When I photographed this moment over 21 years ago, I wasn't thinking too far into the future. I couldn't have imagined back then how close you two would be, the secrets you'd share, the fun you'd have together, or the lifelong bond that began with this one little snuggle."
Although the completed layout includes the entire sheets of the leaves, the flowers and the enamel dots, it still has a nice, airy feel because those were the only embellishments on the page and I left lots of white space around my design.
I think I might make "out of the package & onto the page" a regular feature of both my scrapbooking and my blog. I hope I've inspired you to give it a try!