Well, I failed at the Christmas Journal, but I decided to accomplish Shimelle's 4x6 Photo Love in conjunction with Two Peas in a Bucket 4x6 monthly challenge. November's challenge was to use 11 pictures on one layout. This was accomplished by inserting a 6x12 photo insert into the middle of a two page layout. My 6x12 insert did not arrive in time; so I used a 12x12 photo insert w/ 6: 4x6 inserts, which allows a total of 12 photos. I folded over the right side in order to accomplish the challenge. There are 4 horizontal 4x6 photos along the bottom of the two page spread, 3 4x6 vertical at the top and 4 4x6 photos in the insert w/ 2 journaling cards. I always love these challenges because they are so interactive! Here is my attempt at this month's challenge, which was issued on November 30 and Due today, December 29th. Nothing like waiting to last moment. These pictures are from our summer vacation to Buffalo, NY & Canada. We took an Erie Canal boat ride to view the lock system in action! It was incredible! Gates would lock in front of you and open behind you and the water would either flood in or out depending which way you traveled on the Erie Canal! It is a spectacular feat of engineering! This was such a fun trip! We were all amazed by the Erie Canal!