Hey all! So, I seem to remember sharing a peek of this layout "in the works" well over two months ago. It's kind of crazy that I had my photos printed, patterned paper picked out, title and extra pieces die cut, and my journaling was even printed - and yet it took me over two months to get around to assembling the layout. That's just how I roll sometimes, I suppose.
These photos are from Thanksgiving 2015. Hence the title ;) They were the only photos I even took that day, and I knew that I wanted to scrap them. Sarah and her boyfriend at the time, Juan, sadly broke up about two months after these photos were taken. But I didn't want to leave the photos of the two of them out, just because they aren't together anymore. He was part of our day and part of her story.
The digital 3x4" cards, from Kerri Bradford's Hello November kit, were the starting point for this layout. I printed out two of them, and then picked my patterned papers from there. I ended up with a mix of Jillibean Soup and Fancy Pants patterned papers.
I also die cut two 3x4" background type pieces, both from patterned paper, using Kerri's Life Additions: Background kit. I've used this design before, on several layouts - where I line up my 3x4" photos across the page, and then tuck 3x4" cards, papers, or die cut pieces in along the top.
Four of the six layouts I created this past weekend have journaling blocks that go the length of the page. And you'll notice on each one, I added a staple on the left side of the journaling strip - and three staples on the right side of the journaling strip. That's because even though I center my text, my printer likes to print the journaling with a wider margin on the right side. I've stopped trying to figure it out ;)
I die cut my title from patterned paper, using a cut file from Kerri's Grateful kit, and then set out to find some number stickers to add the year to the page. I had a hard time finding any stickers that would match, or that would fit the space I had to work with. So I ended up die cutting them from cardstock.
And while I toyed with the idea of adding some simple embellishments to the page, in the end I decided to leave it as is. Everything I was looking at, and trying on the page, looked forced. And I'm totally ok with simple pages, since it's really about the photos and the story when you get right down to it!