I asked for a copy of this photo taken by a friend of her daughter playing in the puddles months ago. I printed it months ago.....I've been working on the layout for the photo...well, for months! Literally! I had a patterned paper full of polka dots that I was going to use for my main background. I worked a million different ways with the paper and could not get it to look good. So I tried a different polka dot paper....still nothing. Then, I thought I'd use a bright pink background paper and incorporate the polka dot paper and flowers into the layout. Yuck. So after months of trying, I put the layout aside - determined to work on it again some day when the feeling struck me.
Well today was the day - using this blog from Ali Edwards as inspiration, I was finally able to come up with a layout that I love! And it's nowhere near what I thought it was going to look like! In my mind, it was going to be polka dotty and flowery and pink......not! I fit the polka dots in more subtly and also the pink.....but no flowers! Instead, this layout called for bling! I am super happy with the outcome.......even though it took months to get here!
Just goes to show - things don't always turn out the way you planned! But they usually end up great anyhow! I hope that you're enjoying what's left of the summer before the kids go back to school. Thanks for visiting!