Golden Chain of Friendship Layout

I made a layout as my project for this Ad Challenge over at the Pretty Little Studio Blog.

Think Outside the Box:  Paper Chains/Color Gradient

Source:  Floridian Weddings

I love this inspiration piece! When my younger sister was over for a visit with my little niece, she saw a photo of Caitie, Payton, and their school friends together at the pool. She loved it and said that I had to scrap it! To tie it in with the inspiration piece, we found this wonderful friendship poem online entitled “The Golden Chain of Friendship”:

“Friendship is like a golden chain, The links are friends so dear, And like a rare and precious jewel, It’s treasured more each year. It’s clasped together firmly, With a love that’s deep and true, And it’s rich with happy memories, And fond recollections, too. Time can’t destroy its beauty, For as long as Memory lives, Years can’t erase the pleasure, That the joy of friendship gives. For friendship is a priceless gift, That can’t be bought or sold, But to have an understanding friend, Is worth far more than Gold. And the golden chain of friendship, Is a strong and blessed tie, Binding kindred hearts together, As the years go passing by.” Helen Steiner Rice


The Friendship Polaroid Frames were perfect for this layout. Wonderful words for these wonderful friends! I am so grateful that these girls have each other. Their friendship is filled with lots of love, support, joy, and play.

I loved adding the Seashells Paper Ribbons to the Beachside Shipping Tag. The summer flags were fun to make. I love the “Monday” Week Days Stencil Word Flashcard. L.O.V.E.

Friends pictured below: Alyson, Caitie, Jenna, and Payton.

Supplies I used to make my “Golden Chain of Friendship” Layout:

Sand Castle Collection by Pretty Little Studio

Coral, Ocean Waves, Star Fish, Summer, Sunny Day, Sun Tan, Surfing, and Tropical Flowers Sand Castle 8 x 8 Pattern Papers, Beachside Shipping TagsFriendship Polaroid FramesSeashells Paper Ribbons, Week Days Stencil Word Flashcards, and Birthday Favors Wrap Around Pennant Flags by Pretty Little Studio
Others:  Coconut Swirl Cardstock by Bazzill Basics, Dear Lizzy Neopolitan Jar Clear Acrylic Stamp, Sentiment Foil Letter Thickers, Square Foam Tabs, and Gold Glitter Ribbon (Item # 58685) by American Crafts, Take Note People Wood Veneer Shapes and Classic Calico Vol. 2 Hearts & Arrows Wood Veneer by Studio Calico, Date Smash Stamp by K & Company, Gold Airmail Washi Tape by Love My Tapes, Yellow Daisy Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, 432 Sunflower Folk Art Acrylic Paint by Plaid Enterprises, Deep Sea Coral, Paradise, and Think Pink! Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints by Delta Creative, Glossy Accents by Ranger Industries, Herma Tabs, Mod Podge, Mini and Memory Book Glue Dots, doily, toothpicks, white and black ink pads, scissors, blue thread, and sewing machine

3 Comments on “Golden Chain of Friendship Layout”

  1. emmy says:

    i love all the flags on this one! your flags are always so fun!

  2. yvonnek11 says:

    Cute LO! Love all the stitching! So fun!

  3. Keri says:

    Renee, just wanted to tell you that I ADORE everything you’ve done with my sketches & challenges for PLS these past 6 months…you are crazy-talented, I love your style+creativity. And congratulations on the Pebbles DT, you absolutely deserve it!

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