You know how you get finished a layout and think, "That looks awfully familiar"? That's what happened this weekend after I completed my layout (see end of post). I was going through the June gallery and realized how similar it was to Mandy's "Summer Fun" layout. Same paper strip down the left-hand side, same photo placement ... even a Silhouette-cut photo matte.
I guess there are enough differences that they don't look completely identical. Mandy used the fun woodgrain paper for her background and hand-cut some elements from the Simple Stories patterned paper to create a banner title ...
She added a few shipping tags for journaling and the date ...
And I love how she used the Basic Grey alphabet stickers for this random journaling so it actually becomes a subtle embellishment.
Mine is super simple with very few added elements.
I don't use very much plain cardstock and the green looked a little "flat" so I used a Sizzix folder to create a bit of dimension.
So thanks Mandy for the inspiration. Even if it wasn't intentional, I guess you've snuck your way into my subconscious :)