Following Ali's template, I layered my journaling over background paper, and sewed one of the 3x4 journaling cards on top. Please don't look that closely at my sewing - still learning my way with my sewing machine! I also cut my journaling page in half, and sewed an 8.5 x 11 in page protector to fit in my album. I love having different sizes and textures.
And here is how it looks in my album. I'm using a We R Memory Keepers 8.5 x 11 Classic Leather Album to hold all of my story layouts.
It always amazes me how much I love combining images and stories. Looking forward to next month's theme!
You can see my layout for December's 'first' story theme here.