Shimelle Laine has an ongoing series on her blog called "Starting Points". In the series she creates a starting point for us to recreate and follow. A starting point is a basic foundation for your layout. This was the starting point that I recreated following along with Shimelle's starting point. I then went on to add pictures, journaling, a title, and embellishments which resulted in this layout:
Almost all the papers and embellishments are from Echo Park's "This and That - Charming" collection. The wood grain paper is however from My Mind's Eye's Stella Rose collection. The kraft border is put out by Studio Calico and the kraft tags are by Maya Road. The buttons are from October Afternoon and American Crafts. There is even a little Amy Tangerine thrown in there.
The story behind this layout is interesting enough. I won't go into great detail but the journaling basically just tells how my husband had wanted a Mustang since he was a child. When he finally got one he treated it like his baby. He loved it! Despite treating it so well, he was unable to avoid an accident. He ended up hitting a deer on the highway. He was going 70 m.p.h. so we're lucky that he didn't get hurt like the car (or the deer who suffered a sudden death). Insurance did pay to have it repaired. It looked almost brand new when we got it back. It wasn't long after that, however, that he ended up having to sell the Mustang due to the fact that a two door is not nearly as child friendly as a four door. He dreams of the day that he will be able to have his dream car once again.
Hope you enjoyed! If you haven't already - head on over to Shimelle's blog and give her starting points a go. This is the first one I've done and I enjoyed it so much that I plan on going back and doing all the other ones she has already put out!