I had a really hard time with this layout. I kept working and kept working and Laura even helped with this one. It is pretty simplistic but it turned out ok.
I made this layout a few week's ago. This is my niece, Grace. This is the first time that I have used a banner on a scrapbook layout. Last night, I was reading a scrapbooking blog and found out that banners are "all the rage" right now. Well, I'll be. I did something "in style" and didn't even know it!!
I love this layout. This is the first one that I finished during the weekend of the retreat (that I didn't attend). I just marched myself right upstairs and sat down at my table and made a layout. I pulled the colors from Laura's shirts. The journal block tells that she and Dustin went on 180 mile ride between Christmas and New Year's. I loved the swirly shapes that remind me of bike tires!!
This layout is also very simple. I think I just like simple layouts. It is not that I'm not capable of putting 42 different papers and lots of flowers and things made out of coffee filters and all sorts of others things on my pages. I am. For some reason, that does not give me pleasure. I think I'm a minimalist at heart. I don't have a lot of things sitting around on tables - you know . . .doo dads, knick knacks, chotchkies (I had to verify the spelling on that one and according to Urban Dictionary - a chotchkie is a small piece of worthless crap, a decorative knick knack with little or no purpose.) I don't have a lot of those sitting around. My scrapbook pages don't have a lot of those either. I think they are just fine and lovely when I see them but I just can't get into them. I may do some layouts with old photos of my parents this year and on those, I might use a little more stuff so they don't look so modern.
Not sure what pictures I will scrap next . . .I have a million, I believe!!