Here is the sketch:
And here is my take on it:
I loved the sketch and the journaling challenge was the perfect starting point for what I wanted to say about these photos. Reading did change my life - and it continues to change it. Watching my daughter read with her grandpa also changed my life.
I liked the busy band across the middle of the layout and the restful white space above and below. I used buttons, ribbon, stamping, chipboard and brads to embellish around the photos.
Because my title was a long one, I moved the journaling onto the white space below the photos. This helped balance the title and made it easy to ready my story.
Thanks for the challenge! It was a fun layout to create!