Woah, Nellie! by Jen Davis

Woah, Nellie! by Jen Davis
Hello Friends! Jen Davis here with you today sharing a layout that I created using the Howdy collection from Simple Stories. I love how this collection offers both some old fashioned classic styled images that would be perfect for more traditional western type of themes as well as some bright and cute cowboy/cowgirl images that are perfect for little ones having fun playing pretend or riding ponies! 
As you can see here I chose to scrapbook a picture of my daughter riding a pony at a local stable. This was one of her first times riding a pony, it was so fun watching her! She was so serious when choosing which pony she would ride. She chose Gus. So glad that I got a photo of this day. 
I edited my photo and changed it to black and white so that it would go nicely with this bright and cheerful collection. I adore the color themes of this collection and didn't want some of my daughter's clothing choices that day to distract from the papers and embellishments. Turning a color photo to black and white is such an easy way to use whatever patterned papers you want! 
There are so many different ways one could go with this collection in regards to creating. I chose some of the floral themes along with bits of the bandana prints throughout. 
I adore those banners using those bandanas! SO darn cute! 
For my background base I used the B side of the 3x4 patterned paper and added three patterned papers that I had cut into strips to the center creating a column in the center of the page. I added the scalloped bandana print border sticker along one side and after adding my photo to the center of my layout I added two tags to my page. One on either side of my photo. 
I had fun pulling out and using my paper edger with this page, roughening up the paper edges helped to create a bit more dimension on the page. I feel like the use of the chipboard pieces, foam stickers, sticker brads and popping up my tags using three dimensional adhesive really provides for lots of texture on the page. I added a bit of string to my tags too. I really love how this page turned out! I hope you do too! 
Thanks so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see more creative projects using this line. 

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