For the rest of the year, I want to try to continue doing a 'Year of You' layout here on my blog so that I can finish my 2008 album and hopefully inspire you in finishing your's as well. I had already finished my layout when I left Two Peas earlier this month and I got to say...it's one of my favorites!
It all started with this fun kraft photo template from Erica Hernandez at Two Peas - and I love that it was only $0.99 and can be used over and over again. It was a fun way to add multiple photos to my page! I simply added the photos to the template (see this tutorial on how to use these templates) and printed it out on white textured canvas cardstock.
I then added multiple strips of ribbon to the left side of the photo and one to the right...then I had fun embellishing the ribbons and adding embellishments, rubons, sewing, flowers and more. I printed my journaling on white cardstock and cut it into strips - I simply typed up the various highlights and events of our month to keep it simple, clean and to the point.
Here are some closer, detail shots:
This was a real fun layout to create! Little details always make all the difference for me! :)
If you are inspired by this layout and create your July layout using this design, please post a link and let me know. I'd love to put everyone's names in a hat and pull out a winner for a goodie surprise package from me! So get creating!
If you have any questions about the layout, ask me in the comments section and I'll reply to you there so that everyone can follow if you want additional details or instruction. And don't forget, that the fabulous Jen Gallacher has taken over my 'A Year of You' class at Two Peas and has a great layout done for July. You can check it out by going here.
Hope you feel inspired! Have a great day!