Hello everyone! It’s Anya here today and I am so happy to share a layout I created using the Cupid & Co collection by Echo Park Paper. At the beginning of this year, one of my resolutions in crafting was to make more pages and tell more stories. There weren’t anywhere near as many stories told last year as I wanted and this year I am committed to change that. Once again I reminded myself, there’s no need to come up with an innovative idea, show-stopping design, or an eye-catching title; pretty simple pages often are my favorite, as long as they have words. 

Supplies | Patterned paper, ephemera, stickers, brads, enamel dots: Echo Park Cupid & Co. collection; Alphabet stickers: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Simple Stories

For today’s layout, I used photos from my daughter’s wedding, even though the journaling is more about their love story and trusting God than the wedding day itself. As I mentioned earlier, I also try to remember to use what I have and do when I can, rather than wait for a perfect moment or perfect photo to create a perfect layout with the perfect product. 

This layout was created in my favorite format: a full 8.5” x 11” page, plus a 4.5” x 11” half page. This option gives me the ability to keep the layout in a smaller album and gives me extra space for additional photos and journaling. Besides that, it also makes the album itself a bit more interactive and fun to look through. I keep the full page in a regular-sized page protector and use the Fuse Tool to create a smaller page protector for the half-sized page. 

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you stop by soon for more inspiration as we share more tips and ideas while creating more memories!

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