I'm going to focus on that 6x6 paper pad to get my page going. Inspired by this Glitter Girl Adventure, I'm thinking about quadrants for a page base, with embellishment clusters on top.
Step 1: basic color blocking, with space allotted for my title and journaling
Step 2: border strips around the photos and journaling block, and a page border around the entire layout to frame it
Step 3 : title and journaling in place
Step 4: a visual triangle of clustered embellishments and another
visual triangle of word banners help the eye move around the page
Here I am, making my own embellishments again. This cluster includes patterned paper that I die cut, stickers with one pop dotted, and a brad.
The cluster above my title in the largest, with two patterned paper die cuts, stickers, an Elle's Studio tag pop dotted and two brads.
Here's the final cluster, and there you have it! I made a good dent in my stash with this layout and decided what was left could go in the donate pile. After all, the new goodies from CHA should start to roll in soon! Hope you have time for crafting this weekend. Are you making way for new supplies?