Take a Break
Circles again, of course, and once more journaling tucked away under the photos, under the title, meaning that this theme I've had lately with both continues on in this layout. The difference is the subject matter as I figure out a way to approach one of the smallest, most impactful changes I've made recently - taking a break. Who knew that thirty minutes away for a bit of food or coffee, rest or reading, drawing or writing, could be so life changing?
Simple is the name of the game in my layouts when it comes to design, and even more so when I want to use a variety of photos. Without room for all of them, and wanting to echo the round shape of Elise's awesome days of the week mini flair, I went with two inch circles using my paper punch. I wanted to capture what I ate or did on each day's break, but knew I didn't want to draw too much attention to those details, so I punched cardstock circles to go with each photo, and wrong the details there, tucking each below the image. To make it easier to see the text without have to flip up each photo causing bends, I attached the flair to a bard fastener, pushing that through both circles, and giving them the ability to spin.
The bulk of my journaling is found under the large BREAK title, and in an effort not to have one piece of carstock folder over that might cause it to stick out or look bulky, I attached the strip the alphas are on to the journaling strip with a pieces of washi tape, making a clean, flexible hinge.
My favorite part of this layout is that the flair become much more than just embellishments - they are both prompts and practical tools in making the layout work (the brad as a spinner underneath). Finding ways to make your flair do double work for you means more use, less waste, and far fewer pangs of guilt when you find yourself needing to buy every single awesome design in the Feed Your Craft shop. But, if you do feel a pang of guilt over your overflowing cart, I'm here to help! Use this code and take 20% off your order: BRANDI20. Does it get any better than that?