So! Enough with the chit-chat, here is a little look at the layout. I would like to point out that I can often get carried away indulging in the beauty of the papers but my goal for this layout was to have the photo be the first think you looked at. As much as I adore everything scrapbooking I find I sometimes need to real myself back in and refocus on what I want to stand out. Besides this super-amazing paper I also used the Hanging Lantern Sign Post from Twiddleybitz. I was quite happy with the final product which is now on display at the store where I design and teach:
A close up of the top left corner of the photo - a bit of fussy cutting...
So there it is! My "blue" layout with Journey. I actually have a whole bunch more of this collection so be sure to watch for more layouts with it.
I am also really looking forward to getting my hands on Splendid! This 4th collection by Authentique should be appearing at my local scrapbook store soon and I can not wait!! The colors are bright, fun and hip and the theme is so versatile! Thanks Margie and crew for this - I haven't been so enamored with a paper company in quite some time!