Switching things up a little bit and hopping back to a summer themed layout of Jacob and his cousins again. These kids truly could make a party out of doing the most mundane little things. They were a delight to be around and made every day we spent together so much fun. Now that they are all next to grown up, I hope they remember these days as I do, with much love and a big ol' grin on my face.
I reverted to one of my go to formats when I have multiple photos, which is to put a focal point photo on the lead page and stretch the others straight across the second page. I know that even though I use this format again and again---none of the pages will be one right after the other, nor maybe even in the same album.
Because the placement of the photos is one that I use a lot, I wanted to distribute the papers a little differently. Chopped those puppies up into three different sizes of little squares and tucked them all in across the top rather than layering strips of patterned paper across the bottom (which is more the norm for me). This left more white space open at the bottom of the layout. To balance the title on the first page of the layout, I layered some paper, a tag, journaling block and stickers on the right side.
Most of the papers and the stickers are from Basic Grey, the Picadilly collection. The exceptions would be the red polka dot paper (Basic Grey, June Bug line), the green rectangles at the top of the page (scraps from an older My Mind's Eye paper), and the yellow border sticker (Crate Paper). Alphabets are from Webster's Pages and Cosmo Cricket. Other than drawing in some stitch lines and my journaling, that's about it!