Sorry I'm later with a post today, but I had some appointments this AM and I wasn't good about preparing ahead.
But I'm here now to say happy day to you - and to show you another scrapbook layout from my past. I chose this one to show as I wanted to share a favorite little "trick" I often like to do in my scrapbooks. I have so many fun page sets (that have card stock with stickers and alphabet letters to match) that work lovely together in a layout and everything goes together and matches.
And then I have some loose stickers or diecuts that I pick up just because I think they're pretty, or adorable, or cute. One such set was this pack of cute bee stickers I had picked up a few years back. At the time I was working on my family album and I thought maybe I would use them in a summer or spring kind of layout, but they just didn't gel with those I was working on at that time. Well, then I started working on a layout about a reunion I had with some girlfriends of mine & I thought these stickers would be so adorable to use with pics of our kiddos too, however I wanted to tie it all together somehow. So I did something I love - which is to do a play on words as a way to work stickers or other embellishments into my layout.
In this case I used the bees to talk about our friendships and a title and theme with the bee stickers was created!
I then used some patterned and solid card stock that matched the stickers and colors in the photos. I have used this idea in many other layouts - another example was when I made a baby album for a friend and I used little buttons all over the page and titled it "cute as a button". Or used zoo stickers to make a page with boys on it titled "Wild Boys". You get the idea. It can be a nice way to use up embellishments you have that won't fit in anything else.
Here's a photo of the full layout all together. So bottom line is have fun playing with words when doing those paper crafts like scrapbooking or making cards: but don't forget to "BEE" CREATIVE! XO