Hello friends. I hope you’re enjoying your weekend so far. Today, I am sharing a layout I created using the “Ain’t Life Grand” collection. I love how bright and happy this collection is. In fact, I can’t seem to stop scrapping layouts with it! I promise to use a different collection soon. 🙂 The colors in this collection is perfect for scrapbooking those fun summer memories.
A few weeks ago, my family and I went to a pool party. We had such a great time and the best thing about the party besides the awesome pool with the giant floaties and good food was that they had a photo booth! HAHA, I love photo booths.
After I added the photos, die cuts and stickers to the center of the layout, I realized that I wanted a circle around the collage of embellishments and photos so I used Creative Memories’ circle template from the custom cutting system to trace circles around the middle of the layout using a Sharpie pen. I’ve had this tool since I’ve started scrapbooking in January 2000 and I use them often on my projects.
I moved the template down about 1/4″ from the top of the first circle to draw another circle. Then I used my Sharpie marker to add a few scribbles to add a faux stitching look to the circle since I do not own a sewing machine.
Once the circles were complete, I added a few die cut words at the bottom and top of the circle.
I used a sharpie and a ruler to hand-journal my journaling.
I cut a small piece of paper from the Live 7 Love paper and stapled it to the bottom of the layout. Then, I cut the “you make me smile” sentiment from the 4×6 journaling card to add above the strip.
Thanks for visiting today!