Here was my last layout. The last couple of weeks I've been in a negative space kind of mood with clean, simple lines. I wanted to incorporate three different patterned papers without it getting overwhelming. This is what I came up with. Primary colors on a classic white background. I used different colored embrodery floss on the buttons. I wanted to try something different for the journaling component. For the journaling I printed it out on notebook paper and then left spaces so that I could handwrite certain words with red ink for pop.
Journaling: I didn't think it was possible. I'd given up hope. Trying to get a photo of the two of you where you were both looking at the camera and smiling was like trying to pry a kid out of a candy store. It took one committed mom (Ok- OBESSED!), two girls, thousands of shutterclicks and 172 days, but here it is. The money shot.