For “Throwback Thursday,” I decided to use an old photo and an older collection! This photo of my matron of honor and the best man from my wedding is one that I knew More Than Words would be perfect for, the lovely mix of pinks, yellows, and pale blues are just lovely. I started with a long column of journaling on the left side because I knew I wanted to document why these two people are so special to my husband and I.

 

I wanted to use the chipboard words for my title because they added a bit of texture and dimension to the layout and nestled in the “remember this” ephemera piece just above them. As usual, I fussy cut the white borders off of all the flowers to get a nice cohesive look when they’re clustered together. I really enjoy fussy cutting and find it incredibly relaxing!

This larger cluster was a combination of an old cut file from the Silhouette store that I’ve had sitting on my desk for ages and the floral ephemera. I started by cutting off the smaller florals that would otherwise be hidden under the photo, backed the open areas with patterned paper, and layered in leaves and florals. Adding touches of gold Nuvo to the centers of the florals and as trails behind the butterflies gives a lovely bit of deal.

I also created a sketch based on this layout to show how all of the layers fit together and make it easier for your to recreate the design if you’d like to!

I hope this story-based layout inspires you to add a bit of extra journaling to your pages too! To see how the “Happy & Sweet” layout came together, check out the process video below!

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