happy nsd!

happy happy day everyone!

so much fun planned for today!

chic tags is having an awesome "blowout" sale with lots of coupons and grab bags so be sure to stop by as you wander around in blog-land.

i created a layout for chic tags and national scrapbooking day using the "everyday life II" collection.  i cut the title with my silhouette first and then backed my words with papers that went with the chic tags.  i finished my layout by adding this photo collage that i created in photoshop of some of our "april" photos.  we are pretty silly and crazy in our house so it was nice to catch all these smiles and giggles in one photo.  and of course, the photos totally match my title!!  life really is better when you're laughing!

i wanted to add a little interest and dimension to my collage of photos so i left the middle square blank and added some pattern paper and a chic tag circle that says "love this life"!  such a fun page...

and in honor of national scrapbooking day, i've decided to share three 6x6 layered templates that i created.  i used the 9 frame photo collage for the photo above ("hiding" the middle square so i could add some embellishments).  you can see a quick little tutorial on how to "hide" a photo square here.  these 6x6 sizes are perfect for adding photo collages to your layouts and also fit perfectly in the project life design e page protectors!

hope you enjoy using them!!  if you have any questions, just ask away!!  :)

what about you??  what are your plans for today?  please share!  i'd love to stop by and "virtually" hang out!!

happy saturday everyone!  and happy nsd!