In My Office: Recent Layouts

Jennifer Wilson

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July 12, 2013

Last month, in one of my weekly videos I shared how I consciously stretched myself while creating four recent layouts. Now that my favorite is up in our new team gallery, I wanted to share the full images of these projects.

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Am I Flying Yet? – While this layout used a lot of different techniques that made me uncomfortable, it was the gold Sharpie pen that inspired the whole thing. I had practiced with it on some scratch paper and knew I wanted to create a page that involved writing with it. The patterned papers used on this page (and the next) are from the Maggie Holmes collection.


The Visit – This page began as a sheet of 8.5×11 colored cardstock and an off-center, white-painted mask impression. Everything I did sought to balance that left leaning semi-organic shape. The journal strips cover up a failed attempt at hand journaling and were created in Microsoft Word.


Yep, I Saw it on Pinterest – This page began as an attempt to use up many 2″x6″ strips of patterned paper from the Studio Calico Here + There pad. I had trimmed each sheet down to 4×6 for use in my Stories of the Summer album – and didn’t want to waste the leftovers! The badge is from a Studio Calico kit.


Your Spirited Personality is Showing – I love the page design of this layout (a total stretch for me), but the color and pattern combinations are even further out of my comfort zone. It seemed appropriate given the subject matter, so I just went with it. The featured patterned paper here includes both A and B sides of a paper from the Dear Lizzy Lucky Charm line. As of this writing the BasicGrey silver stars are sold out, but are still available in brass.

In case you missed that video, here it is again:

What new technique or approach have you tried recently?

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