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Antietam Battlefield - 12x12 Layout Process // Summer of Stories 2019 - Episode A

Hello, there and welcome to the first episode of Summer of Stories 2019! If you haven't watched the Summer of Stories announcement video yet, that will help you get in the loop! As for today, we are premiering the first episode which just so happens to be the 'A' episode. While this is the 'A' episode and the title happens to start with an A, just remember the topic has to be 'A' related, not necessarily the title!

This layout is one I've been putting off. I needed to get down to business and get this layout completed, even though I thought I would struggle with designing it. Luckily, I came across a perfect paper to help me along!

This beautiful landscape paper from One Canoe Two reminds me so much of the moments of exploring the Antietam Battlefield. I struggled to keep this layout somber in nature but also feeling adventurous for discovering new places.

I kept the embellishments super simple so that the photos and paper could tell the story. My journaling will help explain how the paper from One Canoe Two perfectly resembles the rolling hills of the battlefield and how vast this historical landmark was.

The main cluster at the top left is made from some old tag-shaped stickers and paired with a One Canoe Two Goldenrod ephemera tag. I added some gold plus signs and a wood veneer camera.

I hope you enjoyed the process video! I promise that there will be some longer processes coming too! If you're interested in seeing real-time process videos throughout the Summer of Stories, check out my Patreon where you can get even more content!

Now that you enjoyed my version of an 'A' inspired layout, it's your turn! Create a layout using one of the 'A' themes found in the printable (or your own) and #SummerOfStories2019 so we can see it!

Products Featured on Today's Project*:

Goldenrod 6x6 Paper Pad:

Goldenrod 6x12 Sticker Sheet:

Goldenrod Thickers:

Goldenrod Ephemera Pack:

Jen Hadfield Gold Foil Washi Strips:

Jen Hadfield Simple Life Washi Strips:

*Affiliate links used to promote products used in projects. If purchased through these links, I'll receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I hope you enjoyed the first episode and the first download! Let me know what you think and what you'll be adding to your special story list! Don't forget to hashtag your pages with #SummerOfStories2019 so we can all see your beautiful work!

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