Celebrate Friendship

IMG_2810It’s back to school here at our house, and this season I have been thinking a lot about friendship. This time of the year it often does, maybe because one of the things I loved about school was seeing my friends. I was homeschooled in 6th grade and I really missed all the friends I had throughout early grade school. 7th grade and I had to be back.

I have been really lucky to have had some great friendships in school!! Definitely some of the best friends who I still talk to now even though we are al over across the country.

11887995_1709246629298189_2312264544820799626_nWhen I had to come up with a challenge for this month on the Victoria Marie Facebook Group, I though this thought process would be perfect. I don’t often scrap about things besides my family and Hawaii. The opportunity to scrap about people who have helped make me me, I think this is what documenting our story is
important. Friends play a big role in our lives and I think paying homage to them every once in a while is a great thing.

Today I am scrapping a picture from my wedding. My close of friends from my senior year and some of college were there to celebrate with me! I was the first of us to get married, so theIMG_2820y were happy for me but it also felt like a turn in what our lives would look like in the future as we each would start to go off our one way.

I am glad we were able to get th
is photo real quick of us together. Now that many years have went by it really was one of the last few times we all hung out together. Even though I still keep in contact with them all, it just isn’t the thing. But it is fun to scrap this picture and remember a fun time in our lives.

I mostly used papers from past Clique Kits, Studio Calico Seven Paper, andIMG_2824 some bits of ephemera from the new Dear Lizzy Documentary Collection and The Shimelle True Stories Collection.

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Because the star paper was a little busier then I am used to using lately as a background, I added texture paste with a star stencil. I love the extra dimension and interest it adds. I then clustered three strips of paper. I wanted my photo in the middle and the strips helps ground my photo, so it doesn’t feel like it was floating as much.

I used a stamp fIMG_2823 (1)or part of my Title, I wanted to make sure I used my stamps on this little. I barely use them and I am trying to use the things I buy. The word Celebrate was perfect.

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I ended by adding enamel dots and bow ties around the layout. I also splattered some black Heidi Swapp Color Shine, and outlined the outside of the layout.

I really love this layout! It’s fun and a little different from what I have done lately. You can also see my process video on my Youtube channel, Celebrate Friendship Process Video.

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If you play along with this challenge on the Victoria Marie Facebook group, tag me, I would love to see what you create!! You can also see all the other challenges going on over there!

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Have an Inspired Weekend!!

Aloha, Hannah