Please ignore the tweenage angst - I think we all remember those Jr High years, lol. I wanted to keep this layout fairly simple as my oldest is absolutely anti-girly everything. The black chalkboard background ties in pretty well with her clothes, while the Lagoon mats really help the photos pop. I saw a layout somewhere online (sorry I can't find it again, boo) that I used to create a sketch for my layout - love it!
I used the same easy chalkboard technique as in my earlier Chalk It Up posts. If you missed it, you can visit the Kit of the Month page for a link to my previous posts, plus awesome artwork direct from CTMH's design department.
Simple pennant shapes make a great accent. Totally not girly, but absolutely cool and trendy! I added puffy stickers from the Chalk It Up Assortment and White Enamel Stars.
I used a chipboard piece from the Chalk It Up Complements for my simple journaling.
Just a couple more places where I used those fun pennant embellishments. They're one of my favorite "handmade" things to add because they are simple to make! Small ones like these are pretty easy with just scissors, but do you know a trick for making nice even tails on even larger ones? A square punch! Just use a corner of it to punch the end of any rectangle to turn it into a pennant.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you're interested in seeing more artwork, or you want to shop for any of these products, just visit my Kit of the Month page for links to all of the featured products for the month of August.