Today You

Please tell me I'm not the only one who both loves and hates circles. I LOVE layouts with lots of circles, but I can never seem to make them work for me. I'm happy with how this came out, but I struggle with trying to balance elements on the page.

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Here's the full spread. I decided it was easier to just cluster the circles together as opposed to trying to space them randomly and keep it all balanced. I used a variety of pieces from my stash, and some stamps from Ali Edwards.

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I used some paper circles from the Little Things Story Kit (no longer available), some plastic circles, I cut a card and stamped heart you and punched it out. The bronze/copper stars are super old Studio Calico.

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Same idea over here, but I added a flair from this set by Feed Your Craft.

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I journaled a bit about my nephew licking out his Dunkaroo container because he deemed his finger unacceptable to get the icing out. I stamped the date onto one of the embossed cards from the Little Things Story Kit (no longer available) and stitched it down.

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I used a super old stamp from Ali Edwards to stamp a title, and wrote a single sentence and added some stars around it. I need to find a white ink (for stamping) that shows up better on black paper, and doesn't smudge. The pen I used here was a gelly roll I picked up from Ali's shop (here) and I LOVE IT for writing on black paper. Some people prefer the Uniball, but I don't like it. Maybe because I write too quickly, but the ink doesn't seem to be as thick as the gelly roll.

That's all. Thanks so much for coming to see this layout. I made it what feels like forever ago, so I'm so glad I was able to finally share it here.