Like I said recently, I took a handful of basic supplies (pattern papers, ink and cardstock and alphabets for the most part) to my CKC crop. I wanted to simplify my preparations and this certainly did the job. I also simplified by going in knowing I was going to use the same basic layout for these 3 pages. My kids each got a gift certificate to spend at an online store. I had pretty much the same picture for each kid enjoying their booty from the package that arrived. So I thought, why not make pretty much the same layout for each one? These layouts are going in different albums so they will be viewed at different times. This will reduce the boring, repetitive factor (if you are worried about that kind of thing). So go ahead and make the same layout! It really isn’t a big deal.
The layout below is what I had in mind originally when planning for these layouts. I wanted the title to arch around a circular photo mat. I used my Cricut to cut my photo mats before leaving for the crop. That was the only special thing I did to prepare for these layouts. I used a combination of papers that came in my crop goody bag and older papers I had stuffed in my crop bag. I really planned to keep these pages simple to keep the focus on the story.
I just slightly adjusted things for the next layout, using up scraps of pattern paper from other projects.
And finally I made this one using up a bunch of older product, including these alpha stickers that I have had lying around for about a year.