Monday Layout.


[ supplies: kraft cardstock: Bazzill; patterned paper: Luxe; inks: Color Box; stamps: Educational Insights; number sticker: Papier Valise; pen: American Crafts ]

I've got a couple things on my mind this week as I create a layout a day.

The first is to try to incorporate at least one piece of paper per day from my collection of papers and junk that have come in the mail or I have picked up while out and about. Here's a peek at those in their glass planter:


The one I picked out for this page is a piece of vellum which came off a mailer from Oregon State University:


"This amazing place" seemed a fitting title for a peek at what Simon is "into" these days.

In starting to create this page I browsed through my recent photos and came up with two that related to what he is into this month. I like the idea of picking a single word + coming up with content revolving around that theme. The journaling is simple: handwritten statements similar to what you would see in a list. For this sort of page I like to give myself enough room to write, but not too much that it becomes more than it needs to be.

When I am handwriting like I did above, I simply begin and keep coming up with statements about what Simon is into until I get to the end and then I stop. No pressure that I will forget something...if I do I can always do another page or add that memory into a different story.

This layout is a very simple design. Four, 4 inch x 4 inch squares. One for the title, two for photos, and the fourth is home to the journaling. I stitched around the outside to add some texture. There are lots of things I could have done along the bottom of the page (added stamping or patterned paper, or any number of embellishments) but I decided to be happy with it how it was and call it a night.

Into the page protector it goes & on to another layout tomorrow.

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