Here it is: My first 8.5''x11'' layout! Okay, not really my first one, but the first I can already show you. The "real" first one was made with the DaniPeuss August kit, so I can't show you, yet. It's a relatively simple layout for which I used the new Glitz collection "Felicity" and some other bits and pieces.
Those cute labels I used here are a free download from Kaitlin Sheaffer's blog. Have a look, there are lots of different colours to suit your layouts or you could also change the colours to fit your needs in Photoshop.
I really have to say, I like this new to me size! You are so much faster "done" with a layout because there's not that much white space left, where you feel the need to fill it with something. So you'll definitely see more of these from me in the future! :)
What is your preferred size when making layout? Did you try the 8.5''x11'' format? Products used: Glitz Design "Felicity" patterned paper American Crafts thickers Elle's Studio "Foodie Exclusives" stamp American Crafts "Dear Lizzy" roller stamp Studio Calico "Essentials" pink hearts Sodalicious wood veneer arrows Kaitlin Sheaffer labels My Mind's Eye enamel dots