“Inspired By” with Jamie Leija

Inspiration is everywhere, and this month we challenged design team member Jamie Leija to choose a layout from last month’s design team inspiration posts from which to find some inspiration. You’ll love what she created!
I don’t know about you but I’m always so inspired by the creative team! Which is why I was so excited to get the “Inspired By” prompt for the month. I lifted this page that Candace created for the June gallery:

I just loved all the patterned paper she was able to add using this grid design. Here’s what I created, based off of her project:

Supplies | July 2018 KitJuly LabelsJane Alphabet Stickers — WhiteWood Veneer PhrasesVellum and Wood Veneer AsterisksPuffy Heart Stickers — Summer MixPuffy Heart Stickers — Spring MixHighlight StampNoteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack
I cut down 3″ x 4″ journaling tags from the July Kit and a few of the patterned papers from the Noteworthy 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack and assembled them in a grid on the page, just the same as Candace did.

I wanted to play on the edges a bit, so I used the “let’s have some fun” asterisk sentiment from the Highlight Stamp. Before adhering the tags and paper down, I stamped at or around the points where they met. I used red ink because there were a few really bright red flowers in my photos.

Once the background pieces were adhered, I stitched a few lines to add texture. After that, I added photos in about the same place that Candace did. Then I embellished using the awesome Vellum Asterisks, July Labels, puffy hearts and Wood Veneer Phrases.

I added my title using the new Jane Alphabet Stickers and my journaling via typed strips. I love how it came together and I’m not sure I would have been able to incorporate all of these fantastic patterns if I hadn’t started with Candace’s design!