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One of the things I like about certain stamps, and even stickers, is that the sentiments can become your journaling.  The words do the talking and convey what I want to say in a beautiful way.  I have another layout using Unity Stamps to share and that is exactly what happened with this layout.  The set of stamps I got to use were the Brave Girl set designed by Melody Ross.  The 'be brave' stamp caught my eye immediately and I knew I wanted to use it somehow.  I also loved how the imagery of the stamps were the perfect symbolism to go along with the sentiments.  If you look closely at my layout below, you can see the tag in the lower right of the photo has the bird stamp on it. 

I love the repetition of the words 'be brave' on the stamp.  It's like a reminder to not be afraid to step out of my comfort zone.  Do what I love and not be afraid of what others might think.  Because at the end of the day, it doesn't matter.  As long as I found joy in what I did, created, accomplished and I knew it was a blessing to someone... then that's what matters. 

Supplies: Paper, Alphabet, Ribbon, Ticket, Artisan Elements: Pink Paislee, Flower: Bo Bunny Press, Ribbon: JoAnn, Buttons: American Crafts, Brad: Recollections, Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Glitter: Tsukineko, Doodlebug Designs, Adhesive: Helmar. Tools: Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD, Stamps: Unity Stamp Company.

Using a piece of patterned paper as the base usually freaks me out.  I can never quite figure out how to calm a layout down when I attempt it.  But I do love to experiment and try it out!  I was happy to see this more graphic pattern on the Pink Paislee paper.  So I got a little of both worlds - a pattern to play with but subdued enough to not give me heart palpitations! And I like how the brown base draws the colors from my photo.  

Thanks for swinging by today!  Hope your Sunday goes well.  Anybody watching the Super Bowl?  I'm not interested in either team but will be watching for the commercials and half time. :) 

hugs,
Melissa