Little did I know a few months back that when I guest designed for Laina Lamb using some of the stamps and dies that she designed for My Favorite Things that I would be asked to guest design for My Favorite Things!!! I was thrilled when I got the email asking me to do so! Of course, I had to use some a combination of dies and stamps designed by Laina since her style really speaks to me! I will be up on their blog twice this month. Today and then again on August 23. The layout I am sharing with you today is about my recent 40th birthday. It was a low key day, but my husband never fails to surprise me. This year he bought me my favorite coffee and then had a surprise birthday party for me at his sisters!
INSPIRED BY | The Products
I have always said that the products I have to play with are what inspire me and that was certainly the case with the dies and stamps from My Favorite Things! I knew immediately upon seeing the Laina Lamb Designs Reel Life die that I wanted to cut it out of different colors of paper and scatter them around on my layout and layer them under my photos. As I was cutting them, I had the most awesome trash from the negatives that I couldn't bear to throw away. I was then inspired to use these to create the border along the right hand side of the layout. After that I gathered some stamps from the Laina Lamb Designs Right This Way set. I stamped them onto white cardstock using black ink and then fussy cut them before adding them to my layout.
TRENDS | Arrows/Triangles
They are still going strong and I love how they can help guide your eye as you look at a layout. I also used them to create a border around the outside edge of my layout with the help of the Laina Lamb Designs Mod Borders set and a gray ink pad.
SUPPLIES | My Favorite Things
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup/ Happy Camper, Soup Staples II and Country Pumpkin Chowder
I hope you enjoyed the layout I created and shared with you today using the fabulous My Favorite Things products! I know I thoroughly enjoyed playing and creating with them!