You Color My Life Beautiful...

 It's safe to say that I just enjoy creating.  I love having assignments and deadlines and projects to work on.  And when I don't have any of those lined up, well...then I just make up my own challenges and play along with challenges from some of my scrappy friends.  

Yesterday I shared my layout from Marcy's Jumpstart challenge.  I love the way it turned out and am inspired to play with my scraps more often.  

My sweet friend, Wilna, shared this cut file freebie a week or so ago and I couldn't wait to use it.  I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do, but I loooooove the way this page turned out!!

Here's a look at my layout..

I started by cutting out my title on a piece of 8.5x11 white card stock.  I typically always cut on white because it just makes it an easier starting point.

Next, I was inspired by the title and added some watercolors to my background.
From there, I played around with the placement of the cut file trying to figure out what photo I wanted to add with the title.  Then I remembered I had these extra photos I had printed for my Two Peas Project Life spread last weekend and knew they would be perfect for this page!!  The photos are of my daughter and her sweet face from the last year.  I just love looking at them all on one page and this is by far my daughter's favorite page. Ever.

I used pop dots to adhere my title to the page to add a little depth and dimension.  So flippin' fun!!

Since the title was so bold, I scattered a few smaller embellishments above and below just for added interest.  I also typed up a little note to her and added it at the bottom of the page.

Be sure to visit Wilna's awesome blog and shop for so much incredible, amazing inspiration!!  She's one of the most talented, artistic women I know!!