I love using cutting files on my projects because they can add just the right touch of interesting elements to a page very quickly. I used the Dear Lizzy Loved Heart Cutting File from Silhouette store and altered it to fit the vision that I had for this layout. The cutting file includes hearts that are all the same size. I enlarged one for the bottom right corner (more on that later). I also enlarged a heart to make a medium sized one and then placed it here and there, modifying the small hearts to accommodate the new medium ones. It basically involved lots of moving and shifting until it looked perfect.
You can see the different sized hearts in this photo. I also cut different sized hearts out of coordinating pattern paper and nested them into empty spaces, stitched over them and then lifted the edges.
So back to the larger heart. Once it was cut, I backed it with strips of paper in different pattern papers, added an embellishment and then journaled around it.
I added the same pattern papers under my photo, include one cut as a photo corner and then fussy cut flowers. I cut the "Love You" words out of white cardstock on my CAMEO and then stitched them onto the layout.
This layout includes lots of white space which is not what I consider "Heather" style but I feel great about it since it has such a fun tone-on-tone pattern. I really love it and I hope you do too.