One of my girlfriends has been in my life for 13+ years. We met through our husbands (they were our boyfriends back then), we have been at each others' weddings, we have helped one another out with newborns - she even watched two of our kids while I was in the hospital having #3. We have helped one another through tough times and shared SO many good times. She is a joyful person and has a way of bringing the fun with her wherever she goes. Needless to say, I love being around her. I tried to encompass her fun-loving spirit with all the little phrase stickers that I added to this layout.
I used my circle punch and punched the round red shapes out of the October Afternoon paper that matches the red bandanna print border sticker from the Sasparilla collection. Inking the edges and using dimensional adhesive to attach them to my page helps them to stand out as embellishments rather than just patterned paper. The Sparkle sticker is an older American Crafts sticker that was actually a rectangle shape that didn't work on my page but I loved the phrase and felt that it described my friend perfectly so I simply cut it out and added it to my page. I was able to stretch my supplies on this one (since I didn't have a ton in this color scheme) by using only part of the green, scallop border sticker at the bottom of the page and taking the left over scallops and adding them to each of the embellishment clusters in my visual triangle. The polka-dot banners are simply patterned paper that has been cut and the edges inked. I pulled the dark brown from the title into the embellishment clusters by using asterisks from the Thickers set. Is pulls it all together with very few supplies.