Normally when I create layouts, I create 12x12 layouts. Pretty much because most of the page protectors I've purchased are 12x12 and because it gives me a larger canvas to create on. But let me tell you how awesome it was to create this 8 1/2 x 11 layout...
So much fun! I may be a 8.5 x 11 Convert now...especially for my favorite Instagram prints. It's the perfect size for those!
I used several of my favorite products from these kits on this layout...
The 'Love' patterned paper from Crate Paper's Fourteen collection is aptly name...I love both the graphic pink & white target print, as well as the pretty floral on the other side. I wrinkled up some of the gold dot vellum in the Embellishment kit to add some fun texture to the layers on my project...and speaking of vellum, how cool are those Studio Calico vellum arrow stickers?! Definitely at the top of my current favorite product list. I like how both the patterned paper & the arrow stickers help draw the eye in to the photo on the page.
To create the title on this layout, I used one of the Fancy Pants Designs stencil cards. I splattered some Mister Huey 'Silver' and Heidi Swapp 'Primrose' Colorshine on the stencil card, layered it over a small piece of the floral print Crate Paper Love paper, then adhered the My Mind's Eye chipboard sentiment on top with some Basic Grey enameled brads from my stash.
Perfectly lovely, indeed! (If I do say so myself!) :)