For lesson two, I've completed two layouts. The first one was a challenge to complete a page in 30 minutes using patterned papers to create your own unique background. I actually took 50 minutes to finish my layout, and I love the way it looks. I did this one as an 8 1/2x11 page and am planning to include it in with my 12x12 layouts in our People We Love album. This is something else that's new for me - mixing up layout sizes in the same album - something I'm trying out based on what I'm learning in the Library of Memories workshop I'm also taking through BigPictureScrapbooking.com.
And the final layout was again a little different than my normal layout. It also includes the custom background made from patterned papers, but this time I tore the paper and inked the edges and tried a little masking plus added lace and part of an old dictionary page to create a vintage look. This page will also go in our People We Love album.