Earlier this month, the new May sketches were released over on the PageMaps site, and Bella Blvd was invited to be the guest manufacturer to play with the new sketches. Ten of our designers were each given a sketch and asked to create a layout based off that sketch. You can check them all out HERE, where you'll also find the sketch that my layout above is based off.
I volunteered to take on an 8.5x11" sketch, and it called for two smaller photos. I already had these photos of my cousin's cute kiddos in mind for a layout, and decided they would work well for this layout. I pulled a few patterned papers from Bella's new Simply Spring collection to use, and then realized I had the perfect embellishments for my page.
See these fun layered flowers? They were originally on THIS layout, that I created for a monthly project sheet a full three years ago, back in 2012. I was recently cleaning out some albums and pulled out a stack of layouts that I ... wait for it ... threw away. People tend to cringe when I tell them I throw layouts away. Lol. Truthfully, the layout had no special meaning to me, no journaling, and I had already scrapped the photos before. So I didn't really feel a need to keep it.
But I did feel a need to keep the layered flowers, thinking I would use them on a few cards. Well, a few of them matched this layout so well, that it just made sense to use them. And it made creating this layout so much quicker. Love when things work out like that!