The journaling on the layout reads: "A few days before the wedding, I won a free birthday cake from a local radio station. After the ceremony, we went to our new apartment and shared cake with our parents." If you are new to my blog, here is a little background on my wedding story: my husband and I were married in a private ceremony in April of 1998. We had a reception with family and friends a few months later. At the reception we served our guests a traditional tiered wedding cake (scrapbooked in this post), but after our little wedding ceremony we ate the "birthday" cake that you see in the layout above.
I made customized banner pieces and page accents by covering some older Lily Bee stickers with "Sand" paper from Lily Bee's Double Dutch line.
|I further customized my page with a little inking...|
|...and a little distressing...|
|...and a LOT of red Stickles!|
I used a stenciling technique to apply the Stickles to my layout. I carefully removed the outside area from previously-used sticker shapes (for example, the hearts in the photo above). I carefully stuck these "stencils" to my layout, then I used a paintbrush to fill in the shapes with Stickles. Then I removed the "stencils" from my layout and waited for the Stickles to dry.
I had fun making pretty, customized embellishments (such as the one in the photo above) from the "throwaway" parts of half-used sticker sheets. That's my kind of recycling!