I have to be honest and off the top of my head I can't remember the last time I did a layout, I am enjoying the off the page, cards and projects with no boundaries so much more at the moment, I have difficulty even getting my head around a 12 x 12 page. Except for my heritage photos, I haven't even been putting my photos on 12x12 pages. You'll actually see alot more 6x6, 8x8, and 8x12 pages in my collection, which also means that you can't buy a lot of albums off the shelf so it forces me to think outside of the box as far as how to display and store my pages goes.
Having said all of that, just recently as a challenge I created this layout. The specs were 12x12 and the colour scheme had to be bright. This may surprise some, but I actually struggled with "bright". While I always do "strong" colours, "bright", I thought was a bit of a stretch.
Anyway, I picked the papers first so I had some idea of where to go with it all. All the chipboard is Glimmer Misted (of course).
I have come to love these photos since doing this layout, I may have to do them again, but give them the "Megan" treatment and leave the Pina Colada paper alone.
One thing I love about my little house is that I can see my babies from the dining room and often they are completely unaware that I am watching them, to the point that I can catch these candid moments when they are being completely honest.
I've noticed too, that my children very rarely have a full set of clothes on in any of our home photos. For some reason the boys have gotten into the habit of not wearing a shirt around the house, and often only wearing their boxers, even if it is 2 degrees. Because of this Wal very rarely wears a shirt either which is a bit of a worry. She just hasn't realised she is a girl yet! I really hope she come to terms with the appropriatenss of clothes soon.
Take care of each other,
see you soon.