Here's another new layout - a far departure from my usual style. Sometimes doing something a little differently is a good reminder that my style is my style for a reason (even if it evolves occasionally). And doing something different is a good push as far as inspiration goes.
I'm also learning that while I am a huge (huge!) fan of Studio Calico products and kits, I am not a fan of the die-cuts they include in the kits almost every month. I used quite a few of them in this layout (arrows, journaling and octagon) and I find them lacking. I think, really, it's that they are too many of them and that they are included almost every month, makes it worse. I sometimes force myself to use them and then dislike the result. So, I either have to make a decision to not use them, or find another kit (sob). Just another random thing I think about :)