i loved this layout. but, i thought, "how can i provide inspiration for the ladies at the crop? many of them are 12x12, 2 page, multi photo scrappers." so, i "lifted" myself and made 2 more layouts to show how you could take the original 8.5x11 layout and make 12x12 layouts with more than one photo. so... let's get started.
so, for this layout, i spread it out to 2 pages and added a couple of photos. you could even use up some of the white space & add another photo in there. i kept the photo strips and rearranged some of the embellishments.
for the last layout i went with a single 12x12 layout. i kept the strips again, but switched it up to more boy-ish product (the october afternoon rocket age collection). i move the journaling to the bottom and the title next to the photos.
lastly, i made a card. same principle with strips of pattern paper.
i hope this has encouraged you to look at layouts differently and see what you can use to inspire you!