Rather than directly lift the design of one of her layouts i chose to get inspiration from a couple of her layouts. i really liked the painted background on this one and also her use of triangles in a couple of the layouts in her gallery. i LOVE triangles. And this is what i came up with:
Honestly, i really struggled at first and kept re-designing the layout, but i'm glad i persisted because i'm pleased with how it turned out. And i'm especially glad i had so much space for journaling about these awesome people i have in my life.