I love creating – taking things and making them into something different. And that’s what scrapbooking is for me. A creative outlet. It’s also a way to capture my favorite memories so I can peruse them later and relive the experience.
Well today, not only am I sharing a layout that records some of my favorite photos, it uses a FREE download that coordinates with Party Brights by Katie Pertiet from Our Memories for Life. This download is a PDF file that you can save to your computer, open it, and print as many copies as you need for your project (you will need the Adobe Reader, which is free, to open the PDF file). As you’ll see in my layout, this download offers options for more than birthday layouts and projects, but it really is perfect for celebrating birthdays. Note: The download is only available until July 31st so make sure you download it now.
When I looked at the free download it immediately made me happy – bright colors, fun designs, and a banner (I might have a small addiction to banners). So I started thinking about photos that made me happy and my adorable Basset Hounds immediately came to mind. So today’s layout features my Happy Hounds.
Notice I made use of the Happy portion of the Happy Birthday banner for my title (which made me giddy with delight), plus a few teal stickers to finish it off. I pulled papers and border strips from the Party Brights by Katie Pertiet collection for my background and to tie everything together. But I wanted to add something more. I love the designs on the yellow border strip and realized that it had a doodled look to it. So I used my white gel pen to add a few doodles on the second page of the layout, using the border strip for inspiration. It was fun adding these little touches.
You’ll also notice that the Hounds portion of my title is not straight. I did that on purpose for two reasons. One, I hate trying to line things up so doing my title randomly like this one gets me off the “precision” hook. Second, if you met my hounds (or if you’ve encountered a Basset Hound), you’ll quickly discover what clowns they are. Making the word Hounds skiwampus added a playful feel to the title to match the emotion of the layout.
I hope you enjoy this free download and find many uses for it on your layouts, cards, party pieces, and more!
Have a wonderful day filled with creativity!