You are my Happy Layout July 23, 2015 06:00

Hello there, Nicole Mantooth here today to share this layout with you featuring a word cut file.  I love cut files that are words.  Sometimes it makes picking a title that much easier.  For this layout, this cut file inspired my entire layout.  My husband and my 3 kids are my happy, so this page was just perfect.  I had just taken a photo of myself with each of them when we were at Knott's Berry Farm the past weekend.  

I printed my photos in black and white and I printed them all in a block so they were easy to line up on my layout, with the white border.  I like white borders around the photos, just for an added interest. To me it draws your eye to the photos.  

I cut my title out of a cream text paper and then a dark red and layered them so the red paper was behind to give it a shadow effect.  I printed my journaling on kraft cardstock and added it to the bottom of my title.  I also spritzed the entire layout with some white color mist before I added my photo block.  

I laid down some striped patterned paper to frame out my photo.  I then attached my photo and added some black decorative washi tape to the top of the photo, and bottom of the journaling square.  I added the black elements just for some added color.  There was a tiny pop of black in the striped paper behind the photo and I just thought it would be fun to bring that out.  I was so excited when I was going through my stash of clothing tags and found the big black paisley sky one.  It was the perfect element to add to the left side of the layout.  I added some little tags and banners to the bottom right of the page and finished it off with some enamel dots and glitter stars in black and gold.  

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my layout.  
You can always find me over on my blog at Random Ramblings.

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