Do you ever think that sometimes when you have that perfect photo that you just don't want to mess up? Like no matter what layout you create, it just won't do the photos justice? Well...that happens to me a lot! Today, I pushed myself outside my comfort zone with one of those photos.
My cousin has beautiful twin girls and they recently shared a bunch of photos from their most recent photo session (Sarah M.--you get the credit for these amazing shots!) and they had beautiful white dresses, flowers in their hair, and unicorns in most of the pictures. Now, I wasn't brave enough to tackle those unicorn pictures yet because they are breathtaking BUT I grabbed this one of the two girls together and pulled out the pinks from the November kit.
I knew that i wanted to add some little feminine touches so a large lace doily and those Maggie Holmes gold words were just the thing. I also grabbed that vellum sheet from the kit with the gold leaves and fussy cut just a couple to tuck in with the photo.
I also knew that I wanted a fun border element with some of the Girl Squad die cuts so I grabbed some chipboard circle that I had left over in my stash and added just a touch of hand-stitching.
I decided to back each one of those chipboard circles with patterned paper (or die cuts) from the kit and allowed the gorgeous "You're My Person" die cut to overlap the edge of the photo. Then, it was time to embellish. I grabbed just a few phrase stickers from my stash as well as the adorable black hearts from Illustrated Faith that were in the kit.
And what is a fancy girly layout without a little gold color shine?! I am super happy with how the photo stands out on my layout. Will I ever feel like I did this photo shoot proper justice? Maybe not...but I do have that photo off of my phone and into my album and that is what really matters. I encourage you to grab that photo that you have been saving for just the perfect layout and get that story told!