I created this layout for Simple Stories using the Bloom & Grow Collection. Love the colors in this kit and that wood grain paper -- fabulous!
I started with the wood grain background paper called "dig it" This as my base makes it easy to add assorted colors from this collection while not making my page too busy. I added tons of flower diecuts and subtitle using the word lovely with a word sticker.
Adding some sewing to my layouts is something i've done for quite some time and the little thread bunched under my photos was inspired by Missy Whidden. I love the little extra detail it gives to my page. I usually add some form of twine but I avoided that this time and created texture with this thread.
Journal Strips are easy to do since I am more comfortable journaling this way compared to journal tags or other. I type my journaling on a word doc and print it on a 4x6 piece of cardstock and then cut up to make strips. Most of my layouts have this form of journaling.
I cannot leave a page unfinished without adding dimensions. Of course I used my dimensional adhesive under the flower diecuts! One must always use popdots!