Janine was feeling like her youngest son has been a bit neglected in the recording of some of his milestones, so she wanted to dedicate a page to recording a few things. As she wanted to include a large amount of text, she typed it up on the computer and then cut a piece of cardstock to A4 to fit through her printer, making sure the dimensions of the text would fit in with her page design.
Despite the fact that the page is very "full" the text acts as the negative space and allows the LO to breathe. The story is supported by a lot of handcut paper elements and the artisan label paper all by Anna Griffin. Janine has added a touch of texture with Prima flowers and leaves as well as a BasicGrey
Janine often finds that she spends so much time on the details of her layouts that she is left with very little room for her journaling. On this layout, Janine decided to cluster her patterned papers around her photo, stick to one simple embellishment and give herself some room for strip journaling.
Rather than trying to journal in one big block, Janine has broken it up into paragraphs and spaced them across the page in an ordered but random fashion. Your eye is still drawn through the journaling, but it adds interest to the design of the layout at the same time.
In this wonderful page Lydell has placed all the focus on the photographs and story. The simple succession of photos gives pictorial evidence of the story below. I love the way the entire page has been designed around the story, and Lydell has used her beautiful handwriting directly on the page.