This layout was created for the December Gallery assignment for write.click.scrapbook., where I'm a team member. I tend to create 8.50 x 11 layouts when documenting stories that focus on Gordon and I or on family. The kids have 12x12 albums and I use the letter size albums for the family and "us" layouts. I may need to rethink this decision because I find that sometimes I'm limiting myself and I don't want to not document a story because it needs a bigger canvas.
The paper flower is actually a fall-themed item from Little Yellow Bicycle which I topped with a metal-rimmed tag.
To anchor the strip of paper separating the photo and the journaling, I folded over a circle punched shape on each side of the layout and went old-school by using a grommet to thread my Cappuccino baker's twine through.