i have a layout share today. it's actually a just-for-fun layout, that was created just-because. i don't seem to have as many of those these days.
i recently received a bunch of new american crafts ribbons. i picked out a few that i wanted to use, and that's honestly how this layout came about. i would say that 7 times out of 10, i am product driven when it comes to scrapping. find some product, then find the photos, then pick a title, and then do the journaling. in that order.
when i adhered the turqouise star ribbon alongside my three photos, i did a little ribbon pleating on the top. i like to use mini glue dots to help adhere the ribbon pleats, and hold them in place. then i pushed the chunky brads through each pleat. i adhered the yellow ribbon, and the brown felt trim next.
these chipboard banner pieces are from bella blvd. i had adhered them to the layout, and added the clear rhinestones in between each pieces. but i felt like that top part of the page needed something. so i trimmed up a piece of yellow pattern paper to fit the space. sort of looks like a sun, right?
these chipboard letters, by making memories, are super old. i painted them with some turqouise paint, and adhered them with pop dots. the letter stickers are from bella blvd. i also used the same paint, and lightly added it to the edges of the clear plastic flowers, using my finger. i adhered them to the layout, using a small glue dot in the center of the flower. the clear rhinestone covers up that glue dot, so you don't see any adhesive through the flower.
it's kind of a nice change, to create a layout, and to be able to share it so quickly. i need to do just-because layouts more often :)