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Spring Snap Shots | Life is Beautiful | Missy Whidden

Hey there, friends!  Missy here, and I’m sharing a layout today using the gorgeous Life is Beautiful collection.  Our theme this week is Spring, so I decided to bring my vision of that to life.  I started with a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and created a really big title.  I used papers from the collection to back each of the letters, and then I added some foam adhesive under it to pop it off the page.  I used plain white cardstock as my background, and I created lots of blue watercolor areas under the cut file title.  My photos are of my daughter running and dancing around outside during April, and they matched this collection perfectly!  The blue watercolor creates a bit of a sky, and the other colors look so pretty up against it.

Here you can see how adding the foam really gives the title lots of dimension and shadowing.  I added the word “Spring” here on top of the title, and I cut that on my Cameo using the Shoreline font.  I layered in one of the large floral die cuts from the Die Cut Ephemera here.  They really scream Spring, and I love how they look peeking out from the letters.  I also added in an adorable flair button.

I tucked in more flowers down at the bottom.  I used another flower die cut and a wood veneer flower and leaf set.  I love the neutral look of the wood, so I didn’t color it.  I also added some blue tangled thread for some extra texture and color.  I also fussy cut a few darker blue flowers from the In Bloom paper.

Butterflies remind me of Spring, too, so I added a few wood veneer pieces.  I created another little floral cluster here at the top.

Finally, here’s a look at the bottom of the layout.  I added my journaling and a sticker from the Accessories sheet, which I machine stitched through.  I really love how the stitching adds such great texture.

Here’s the process video if you’d like to see how this layout came together.  I hope you enjoy and get some fun ideas to try for your next project!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!

By | 2017-04-10T03:27:15+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Design Team, Inspiration, Life Is Beautiful|0 Comments

About the Author:

Missy hails from Central Florida in the United States, where she has lived her entire life. She has been married to husband Marshall for over 16 years, although they have been together for 22. They have two sweet little girls, Reese (10) and Paige (7). Both girls are autistic and nonverbal so life is never boring. Missy says "they have taught us so much and they are very happy children. They are the light of our lives and they make us laugh constantly". When Missy is not scrapping, she's a fitness instructor. She teaches six classes a week. Before having children, she taught high school English. She says she has always been interested in art and playing with paper and stickers, and began scrapbooking just before Reese was born in 2006. She was hooked instantly! Missy's style has changed quite a bit. Back when she started she used paper, stickers, and deco scissors. Over the years she discovered die cutting tools and mixed media products. Currently she loves to use watercolours, her Cameo, and her sewing machine on most of her projects; and she usually scraps photos of her children or family. She describes scrapbooking as her calming therapy that helps her to relax. "I try and do something scrappy related every day, and I just love it dearly." When she isn't creating, Missy also loves reading and catching up on her favourite TV shows.

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