This Rainbow Umbrella layout I think is my favorite of all my projects I made. I was thrilled when I came across these old photos of my youngest daughter on my computer that I somehow missed printing out years ago. I diecut the pieces for my umbrella using the sized down prints from the collection's 6x6 paper pad and this umbrella cutting file found at the Silhouette store.
For my title I searched Pinterest for good rainy day quotes and titles and I came across this phrase which is so perfect (but unfortunately I can't seem to find it now to give proper credit). I found a good chunky font and repeated the rainbow theme with the same 6x6 papers. Perhaps it's because I'm a child of the 80's but rainbows just make me so happy!
My second layout features some photos from a couple years ago and I was just waiting for the perfect papers to come along. The Flower Box Tiny Tulips paper was my jumping off point and I pulled in the green and red tone-on-tone prints to match.
A happy accident occurred on this page. I had everything planned out, but when I went to adhere all the pieces I realized I had shifted everything down too low resulting in a 1/2 border along the bottom and over an inch up above so the layout felt quite lopsided to me. I looked for something to add to the top to help balance it out, but I came up empty handed. It sat on my desk for over a week with me feeling quite bummed about it when all of a sudden I had the bright idea to trim off the top a bit and add a strip to the bottom with patterned paper! I totally love that little detail now. Sometimes it really pays to take a step back and sit and mull over a problem waiting for the right solution to pop into your head. ;)
I layered the spring title sticker onto solid cardstock and fussy cut it out. I had originally planned to leave it as it is, but when I put it down on my page it felt a little dark and I wanted to add some more color. I diecut the word "welcome" and the circle framing my photo on my Silhouette Cameo.
I used the 4x6 inserts (which are great for project Life style albums) as my journaling card, topping it with a little yellow Doodlebug button from my stash for extra dimension. :)
For these projects I used the following items available at 2Peas and many other retailers:
Thanks for visiting me today and thanks again to Doodlebug for featuring all my projects on their blog! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! :)