Sometimes a layout comes together from multiple ideas and inspirations.

In this layout about my best friend I began with both a product-prompted story idea and a desire to play with triangles in my design. The result both pushed me out of my comfort zone and reminded me how much I love 8.5×11 layouts.

Love You Because | Simple Scrapbook Layout

I knew I wanted to tell a meaningful story about this relationship, but I wasn’t sure where to begin. I used a Story Stamp from Ali Edwards to offer the direction I needed.

Love You Because | Simple Scrapbook Layout

The journaling reads:

Love you because you have been my best friend though so much crazy over the past ten years. You are honest but kind, always wanting the best for me. You make the effort to stay connected and close across 2000 miles.

Scrapbooking this story also gave me a chance to play with some bolder products because my friend is always on trend. I used items from the Studio Calico Penny Arcade Card Kit and those gold-dipped leaves from the Lemon Lush collection.

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