STORY OF THE PAGE: Dan is a t-shirt guy. If I were to guess at the number of t-shirts he owns I’d say MANY. I know there are large quantities as I am the Doer of the Laundry. Last week he came home from work wearing a Back to the Future t-shirt. Apparently he pulled it out of one our Good Will bags that hadn’t quite made its way out of the house. Dan is 50 and still pulls of t-shirts with style. I had a brief argument with my therapist last week when I tried to tell her that no, I didn’t think it was unfair that Dan was so fit and trim. (Sidebar: I actually do think it’s slightly unfair and am occasionally jealous of the fact that he can eat what he wants to and still looks this good. I’m working on my attitude on this one.) I guess what made me smile though was this: who wears a Back to the Future t-shirt in the modern era? Who? I’ll tell you who. My husband. That’s who. And yes, a discussion of flux capacitors ensued over a glass of red wine.
Baby, the sit ups are paying off. Maybe you could show me what they’re all about some day?
DESIGN STUFF: I was craving a big photo design, so I made one. I’ve never been shy about my love of single photo pages. This shot is from Instagram. Dan thinks its a goofy shot of him. I think it’s kind of adorable. I was also craving a hybrid layout, but once I dropped in the image and the text, I thought: Why? Why go to the extra effort? This story is saved and I’m golden. My whole thing with digital scrapbooking is I am mostly a fan of flat design. No shadows. No extra stuff. White backgrounds welcome. (Okay, I put a tiny shadow on the little heart embellishment.) This design has some very simple repetition in font use, style and color. And that’s it. There is a part of me that wants to make a family book of 8.5 x 11 digital pages with super minimal embellishing. It could happen.
TECHNICAL SHIT: There is so little going on here, I’m not even sure what to tell you. I sampled the blue in the who, what, when, where from his jeans using the Color Picker tool. And that’s pretty much it. This page, which built from a template, took me 10 minutes and I like it just as much as if I’d spent more time turning it into a hybrid page.
SENTIMENTAL SHIT: I don’t do enough pages about Dan. He has one paltry album. This should change. Starting now.
MORE TAKES ON THIS DESIGN: It’s always fun to see what the Designer Digitals’ design team does with my templates, like this one by Jenelle.
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