Hi everyone!

Mandy here with you today, and I’m sooo excited to be sharing my first layout using the brand new Happiness collection! There’s so much to love about this collection… the beautiful bright colours, the pretty patterns, and of course the gorgeous florals. For this layout I decided to scrapbook a recent photo that my sister took of my youngest daughter Eleanor. I love how happy and carefree she looks!

I started my layout off by fussy cutting the gorgeous floral wreath out of the So Fresh patterned paper. You could easily just use this patterned paper as is and it would look beautiful, but I decided to fussy cut it because I wanted to use it with a different background, and I also wanted to be able to give it a bit more dimension. After trying it over a few different backgrounds, I settled on using the reverse side of the Sprinkles patterned paper, and I LOVE how this looks!

I printed my photo in black and white to help it to really pop against those bright colours. Behind the photo I added some layers using a couple of patterned papers from the 6×8 paper pad, as well as a doily from my stash. I also tucked a few die cut florals in around the left hand side of the photo.

For my title I used one of the awesome Cardstock Titles from the collection. I love these! They’re so versatile, and they really take the guesswork out of creating titles for your pages. Plus the font is just so pretty!

Once I had adhered the wreath to page, I tucked some additional die cut flowers and leaves around the edge of it, just to give it some more depth and interest. I also added three butterflies around the layout, creating a visual triangle to direct the viewer’s eye around the page.

I typed up my journaling on my typewriter and cut it up into strips to add to my layout. I decided on adhering the journaling strips towards the top right hand corner of the wreath to balance out the photo in the bottom left.

To finish the layout off I added a few little words stickers, as well as a sprinkling of sparkly enamel dots (from the Wild at Heart collection).

I love how this layout turned out, and it came together so easy using the gorgeous Happiness collection! I can’t wait to create another project with this collection!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll see you back here next month with some more inspiration!

Mandy x

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