The Chalk It Up Workshop on the Go is a great kit to play with this month. The school theme fit right in with the photos I have for a UM football game from 2009. This is the first two layouts of the series. The Workshop on the Go kits have enough paper for two layouts, plus leftovers! New this year with the WOTG is the option to use the Cricut to create interesting objects on the layouts. Each WOTG brochure shows you how to make the layout with or without the Cricut.
I wanted to incorporate hidden journaling from the newspaper articles that I saved. The best way to get ideas for that is our book called Magic, a book that shows you how to add hands-on excitement and dramatically increase your photo and journaling space using pop-ups, pull-outs, slides, cascades, and more! The above fold out shows a long article from the newspaper, all nicely hidden. The photo below shows how to incorporate a stamped image (the word bubble) and the awesome puffy stickers from the CIU Assortment. I get to use the same amount of photos that I want, but the wordy articles are hidden.
Each Workshop comes with a second, bonus layout. Using plain cardstock as bases, you can stretch your paper packet even further.
I used more hidden journaling on the bonus layout. Cricut cutouts and journaling stamps from the WOTG stamp set made it easy to create the rotating box with a brad. The newspaper article in the right image is hidden below an image, and accessible using the black striped twill ribbon.