Hey guys, today is National Puzzle Day! This day is meant to encourage us to exercise our brains by doing jigsaw puzzles, crosswords, Sudoku, etc. Scientists have found that doing these improves our memory, cognitive function,
and problem solving skills. Great, my brain needs all that! And, since my granddaughter and I love doing puzzles ... I decided to create a colorful layout with a few of our photos.
This pretty 12x12 page not only celebrates National Puzzle Day, but with a few small tweaks could also be used as a beautiful page for Valentine's Day. Simply change the "I Love Puzzles" to "I Love You", or "I Love Us" ... and it would be perfect.
I created the heart shape using the Bella Blvd, Cut-Outs called The Reason. It reminded me of a puzzle with all of the pieces but, doesn't it also look like a gorgeous stained glass window? Love!
I pulled the bright colors from our puzzle and chose lots of paper from the Bella Blvd, Besties Collections. For the base, I layered the Hearts & Ombre in punch, bell pepper, and gulf. Then for the heart, I chose the Graph & Dot in McIntosh, guacamole, punch, gulf, cotton candy, orange, and bell pepper (links below).
Across the top, I spelled out "I Love Puzzles" with Doodlebug Design's Alphabet Soup puffy stickers in gold. The tiny flowers on either side are the Hello Beautiful enamel shape sprinkles from the Hello Again Collection. And the polka dot heart in the center is a gold foil sticker from the This & That sheet.
At the bottom, I chose some pretty flowers and gold foil leaves from Hello Again, Bits & Pieces. It needed a little something else, so I added a few more enamel flower sprinkles. Yep ... that was it. She's done!
Lots of beautiful saturated colors, gold foil accents, and a super pretty heart. I hope you liked today's project and found a little bit of inspiration from it.
Whether you have puzzling photos or want to use this design for Valentine's Day memories, have fun and thanks for stopping by!
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