One such lesson is living life with intention. I really believe in the power of positive thinking, the Secret. If you visualize it and believe it...if you intend for it to happen, it will. I want to teach that to my kids.
Then, I decided to add some artistic elements. I had the feeling of bricks on the road of their journey. I used the awesome polaroid stencils in the kit to draw those rectangular blocks. The layout needed a little jazzing and this was the perfect solution. I just turned the polaroid stencils, using some horizontally and some vertically. Then I put some meaningful word stickers in the middles of some rectangles. The I Love You banner was cut from a sheet of the chalkboard paper. I love how it adds a touch of black. When you are using your kit, really look around at all the elements and decide what communicates your theme.
I decided to hand cut a part of my title. This is my message to my kids and now the page has my cursive writing in the title. I layered other fonts for interest. Placing the journaling under the photo finishes it all off.
I like to design with intention, picking out my elements before I put the page together. Everything has a place and a purpose.