As of yesterday, the sun still had not come out in Minnesota, so thanks to a bit of Photoshop help, hopefully my pages are lit well enough to see today. I won’t lie: there are days where I am really wondering if I should invest in some studio lights, you know, some big soft boxes for shooting blog stuff. The only problem? My studio/scraproom/dining room is already a bit too crowded. So for now, natural light it is!
My first page today is for Day 11 and it’s my favorite so far. Why? Because it’s doing what I love most: taking a photo, adding a journal block and a simple embellishment. Plus, all that white space. I have one room with white walls in my house. My family room is a modern looking room with very little in it. It looks nothing like the rest of my house. I have this gorgeous red wreath from Smith & Hawken and it’s one of the only things you’ll find on the walls of the room. (I got mine from Target two years ago.)
I decided to take the whole —ing word approach to create my journaling. It’s a simple way to capture the details of every day life.
For Day 12, I used the word art from one of Ali’s templates for a blurry photo of my tree.
So here’s the deal. I had fun spray painting it and putting things in the holes, but I don’t love it. Part of why I don’t love it is that it’s clunky on the album rings. It doesn’t turn very easily. I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes. Maybe I’m just not that good with a Crop-A-Dile, but I feel like I misaligned the holes just a titch. So there’s that. But also, I think it’s the misshapen holes that just doesn’t sit right with my eye. I know, I know. It’s playful. I get that. But in design, I’m not very playful. I’m utilitarian. And that, my friends, is what makes me happy. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep the page in. I probably will. I realize this is First World Problem. I’m sure everything will be okay.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to start getting my house in order so I can leave to pick up my girl bright and early tomorrow morning.
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