Back in, oh probably 2003, I was knee deep in this newish hobby we call scrapbooking. Aidan was roughly 7 years old and I was making pages like a banshee. (Okay, not literally like a banshee. What IS a banshee anyway?) I made the layout I’m sharing today and it went into my first book, Clean & Simple Scrapbooking. (Yes, you can apparently buy a copy for the whopping price of .01 cents!)
And yes, since the start my true love has always been clean and simple and hybrid.
Back then, it was a little bit of text (set in Futura Heavy), a window I cut out by hand with an X-acto knife (I know, calm down!), a piece of vellum (my creativity knew no paper boundaries), and a simple embellishment more than likely from KI Memories (#swoon).
The idea behind it, of course, was to make journaling simple. How hard is it to start a sentence with “Every day you”? Granted, I feel like at the end, though I meant every word, I was milking the sentimentality for all it was worth. I used to read this aloud back when I taught classes at Creating Keepsakes University events and always choked up. Part it was always from the stress and exhaustion of doing those events. Part of it was theater. But the layout idea has always been and always will be golden.
And so easy to do.
Today, over at Designer Digitals, I’m giving a new version of this away for free.
All you have to do is visit my forum thread here. You can download the template for free and after Sunday, it’s going into my shop.
And speaking of my shop, everything in it is on sale for 40% off through February 19th.
This type of page is perfect if you want to dabble in the hybrid side of things. In fact, I’ve got a video to show you how.