I love the Friendship theme on the blog this week and just thinking about all the projects I could create made me realize how much I adore and miss my friends who live all too far away. I came across this photo of my kiddos and their cousins who are also their very best of friends. These four are used to living close and spending countless hours with one another and now, circumstances have pulled them to opposite sides of the country. With our family in North Carolina and their family recently relocated to Alaska, I thought my boys could use a little reminder of their two best friends.
I put the project together using a few of the beautiful blue and red papers from the Dear Lizzy Saturday Collection. I love how versatile the collection is, so easy to scrap both boys and girls with. I then brought in the Thickers from the Go Now Go Collection as the colors matched the papers perfectly. I decided to keep the embellishments to an essential few as the hearts on the background page were already bringing so much interest to the layout. I added a bit of washi from the Oh Happy Life Collection and finished the page with that chunky-licious clothespin and rubber heart.
My plan is to frame this layout and hang it in the hallway where my boys can see their cousins on a daily basis. Hopefully, it will also serve as a reminder for me to call them more often.
If there is one thing I’ve taken away from this week’s theme of friendship, it’s that I need to take more pictures with my friends, as memories with them are often just as important as the memories we preserve of our children and our families. Go to lunch with a friend, ask your waiter to snap a pic and get crafting, you’ll be glad you did!
Supplies: Dear Lizzy Saturday Rubber Shapes (376276), Dear Lizzy Saturday Black Varnish Stickers (376269), Dear Lizzy Saturday Puffy Stickers Mini Icons (376270), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper -The City (376253), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Central Park (376244), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Pizza Pie (376261), Dear Lizzy Saturday Icon Clothespins (376277), Dear Lizzy Saturday 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Downtown (376258), Go Now Go – Thickers – Adventure – Multicolor (375271), Oh Happy Life – Mini Washi Tape (376226), Oh Happy Life – Rotary Stamp (376231), Oh Happy Life – Puffy Stickers – Mini Icons (376238), Oh Happy Life – Cardstock Stickers – Accent and Phrases (376234)