First up is Shimelle's lovely starting point from yesterday. I love this new series and find it far more inspiring than a sketch. I'd love to do more of that around here (on this humble blog of mine). I just noticed she provides dimensions which I really don't give a flying hoot about - which is a real departure from my typical crafty perfection craziness.
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I had a real hard time placing the journaling block - but I think it ended up okay. If you'd like to read the journaling, click on the photo for a ginormous picture of the layout. So on to the sketch...
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After doing two Shimelle inspired layouts, I decided to give my new book from Creating Keepsakes a try.
I used a layout from the wonderful Jen Jockish as inspiration...And finally came up with this layout. I have to be honest. I'm not sure I like it which has NOTHING to do with the inspiration. I just didn't get a chance to tell the story well. This has been a theme in my last few layouts - telling the story well. Maybe I need to start being more deliberate in my journaling instead of free flowing. Something in me hates the idea of that - but really, it's the story that matters most to me.
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So that's it for today my crafty friends. I'm making myself quite late for brunch by writing this post. I hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday. Blessings all around. Until then...