I lifted this layout directly from Jennifer Gallacher's YouTube channel. I loved her version and knew I had many of the same products. I had loved that My Mind's Eye chevron paper so much but didn't know how to use it on a layout. It seemed to overwhelm everything, so I had resigned myself to using the B side. But Jenn managed to use it and created a bold and balanced layout. She used a black and white photo but I wanted to use this photo and it was a photo that was given to me, so I couldn't change it. I still think it worked and doesn't get too lost in all the pattern. All the paper and most of the embellishments are from the Kate and Co kit- which I love so much but hardly ever use because I have a hard time with such bright bold paper. The brads and buttons are from my stash.
Anyway it's a layout about my mom and I guess it's a personality page. Initially I was going to journal about what's been going on with her health and memory, but that ended up being such a downer. So I decided to talk about what she still does and what has changed. I cut the title with my Cricut Expressions machine. I don't use my cricut enough. I have been very tempted to upgrade to a Cameo, especially when I see all the cool cut files out in the scrapbook world, but I don't use the machine I actually have enough to justify such an expense. Maybe with all the money I am saving by not buying any new product, I will treat myself to a Cameo or a Cricut Explore. Has anyone out there tried the Explore?