My original plan was to use a dictionary page on a military page that I was working on. It was perfect - the page had army, armory, etc. However, as the page was coming together - I did not have room on the layout for the dictionary page without cluttering the page. I decided to finish the page and start a second page for the Lasting Memories challenge. I am not too upset - I finished an extra page!
First is the layout for the challenge:
I used the dictionary page in my punch flowers, an element strip, and the date. I can't wait to see the creative ways your find to use old books in your layouts. Be sure to link up your work by October 28th.
Here is the other page I mentioned:
I ended up having more journaling than I thought - hence the need to move on from my original plan. Though, I would like to add that my son only provided minimal detail about his week at the National Boy Scout Jamboree. After going online, I found all kinds of information about the week. My son enjoys remembering the details I have provided and smiles at me as if "how did you know." Magic my son - magic. LOL!
Oh one more thing about this military layout... I have this huge stash of alphabets and I always struggle to have the right letters. I get creative. In military, I needed an "L," "I," and an "a." The I's were easy ... just trimmed the letter "k" to a straight line. The L was a "t" that had a little trim as well and positioned upside down. I always struggle with "A's," here I used an inverted "V" and placed a dot/period in the middle. It isn't perfect but I think it works.
Materials Used for the "Fun!" layout: Scenic Route - Parker alphabet, Me & My Big Ideas - Christmas Cheer papers, dictionary paper, brads, flower punches, Sizzix - Original Die - Fun Serif alphabet.
Materials Used for the " Military..." layout: Authentique Accomplished paper, cardstock, Thickers - Elf alphabet, Darice - Memoir alphabet.