For my first layout, I began with the awesome orange chevron paper. I love how this paper is lighter at the top and gradually gets to a darker orange/brown at the bottom - a great ombre effect that really adds interest to the layout. The large 4x6 card is from the Harvest Albums Made Easy collection (must get this!!!). I added a bit of tiny rhinestones and glitter to the flowers in the card to dress them up. Next, I embellished the bottom title strip (cut from one of the 12x12 sheets) with a border and simple twine threaded through. Notice how I notched the ends? I used a standard hole punch to do this. It adds interest and keeps my twine exactly where I want it. The "who, when, where" journaling bits are from another strip from that same 12x12 sheet. I added a few embossed stickers to complete this layout.
As I mentioned, I did create a 3rd layout, but I'm saving it for Friday. Do you like layout sketches? Come back on Friday for a Scrapdoodles Layout Sketch Challenge! You'll have about 2 weeks to play along and there will be a prize (randomly selected from all participants). I hope you'll join in the fun! Details on Friday!