>> Tuesday, October 18, 2011
I have to admit, I often leave my journaling last when creating a layout. That doesn't mean I don't like journaling (i love it) or that i don't have much to say (i usually have too much to say), but when it comes to design, it can be hard to determine where and how much to write.
My son recently broke his wrist at school and the story I wanted to remember was not the where and how, but really, how he responded to this little trial in his life. For a five year old, his attitude was truly remarkable. So I decided to layer my photo and embellishments on one side of the page, and leave the rest of the page for my journaling.
I wrote him a letter and incorporated ABC stickers from the Harvest Market Collection within my journaling. It helps the eye not get "lost" among all those words. I also created some of my own embellishments by trimming the Die Cut Frames from the Christmas Town Collection! Layering the frames between the photo/embellishments AND journaling allowed for everything to flow together (instead of just being side by side photo and journaling).
Lily Bee Products Used:
Harvest Market- Peach Crisp, Black Licorice, Hayride, Squash, Harvest Blue, ABC stickers, Mixed Cardstock Stickers, Index Journaling Cards.
Memorandum- Boardroom, Whiteboard, ABC stickers
Christmas Town- Die Cut Frames