Supplies : Sultry Paper by Basic Grey; Cardstock, brads, photo clips, Hodge Podge Alpha Stamps, and Chipboard by CTMH; vinyl letter Thickers by American Crafts; Flowers unknown (RAK item)
Thanks for the welcome back ladies! It's so nice to post again. Caitlyn cracks me up. She is always being so silly and has so much personality that it's a daily roller-coaster ride just being around her. This layout was made at Julie's. She has a great stash of Simple Scrapbooks magazines and since I don't buy any magazines myself, it's great inspiration to look through the ones she has and see what is new out there. The left side of the layout was inspired by one of the layouts in the magazines (can't remember which, lol). I remember her asking what do you do with really pretty paper like this (the one I used in the layout). I didn't quite know myself since usually I just keep it in my stash since it's so pretty I don't want to cut it, lol. But I think this approach worked gorgeously.
The pictures were just supposed to be of Caitlyn's silly hair but as I started to put the layout together I realized that they showcased a lot of Caitie's funny personality, crazy hair and all. The journaling and title evolved to be more about Caitlyn's personality and how I had snapped the photos to show off Caitlyn's hair but instead of a simple photo shoot, Cait gave me a myriad of funny faces to show off instead. I remember the inspiration layout was only an 8.5x11 and used just one photo. I put the two photos together and used the basic design enlarged to 12x12. I really liked the look of the photos flush like that and carried it onto the right page. I loved the very simple lines and unobstructed view of that beautiful paper. The added plus... it really complements my blocks of photos ^_~