Shimelle's recent Starting Point for this second layout. Instead of a 6x6 block, I used a larger piece because I planned to add two portrait photos to this background.
Did you notice anything similar about these two layouts? It's a little detail, really, but one that I'm hoping will help tie my layouts together in this album. It's the small cluster of word strips on each layout. I know all the layouts in this album will be different, but in Shimelle's Cover to Cover class, she suggested using a design element (or the same background paper or a paper collection, etc) to give cohesiveness to an album. Thus, all the layouts in this album will have two or more word strips grouped together as an embellishment cluster.
Now that I've started on these layouts, I think you just might be seeing more of those cruise photos in the near future!
BTW - remember that Half-Priced Retreat my Texas BPC classmates & I were trying to win? Well, we won and are planning another get-together in Corsicana in September (6th-9th). If you're interested in joining us, please email me at robbieandmelissa at sbcglobal dot net for more information. There are only six spots left!