I had some strips of patterned paper lying on my scrap space for a while. I hate to throw them away, so without thinking if they went together, I put them together with a favorite photo on this layout:
That Stampin' Up! journaling tag had also been sitting around for a while.
Because I suffer from scrapper's guilt, I had to do a layout about my other boy too. I pulled a photo that had been sitting around for a while, put away the busy patterned paper I had been trying to force (unsuccessfully), and pulled out some Crate Paper paper and October Afternoon stickers I'd gotten recently. Here's what I did:
To do the journaling, I drew lines with a ruler, wrote, then drew over the pencil lines freehand with a pen. I like that they're evenly spaced without being too razor sharp.
Both of them on my lapdesk made me realize what I had done. Can you see it?
Yes, that's the same layout.
I know some people worry about that--they want to do something different. I guess I don't see why design has to be different. When these two pages get in their respective books, no one who ever wants a chocolate chip cookie from me again would tell me, gasping in horror, "But you did a similar design!" Really.