I keep a stack of pictures organized for each of my kids and pull from it when I am ready to tell the story. But here's the deal - there are a lot of cute faces that have already had the story told! There are also a lot of pictures that the faces are just too small to work on their own layout. This paper was the perfect solution. I just went through my stack and started pulling out pictures that I knew would fit. I had to be able to fit the face in a 1 1/4" X 1 1/8". I couldn't believe how many I had that worked! So I sorted through and used only ones she was smiling in and only ones that had decent lighting.
Initially I filled up every space but that was a little overwhelming. I ended up leaving an empty one on each line and then filling those with Doodle-Pops, Fancy Frills, Sprinkles, and Cardstock Stickers! I cut the pictures to the size I did so that I could leave some color in the background of each. I think that adds to the spring feel don't you!?!
I could have easily have filled the whole paper with pictures but I knew I wanted someplace for a title. So I added a monochromatic patterned paper to the top of the page. I wanted to use the word "sunshine" because I thought it fit with her smile! On top of the word I added a sunshine on top of one of the die cut flowers. I then used Chunky Doodle Twine and Fancy Frills to create sun rays.
I surrounded the sunshine with my daughter's name spelled out in the Chippers Alphabet Stickers. I also added some cardstock stickers and sprinkles to the title to add a bit more color.
So who's ready to get a whole bunch of pictures on a layout now?!?