The summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine is officially live today and I’m excited to share my two layouts from the issue. NOTE: there was such a huge response to the new issue that we broke the internet! Our server was overloaded and we are moving to a new server and will relaunch the site on Monday, June 26!
For 2017, I’ve taken a turn towards storytelling with my new column, Design Your Story. This month, I’m using a favorite writing convention and that is of the list. List journaling is one of my go to approaches to get to the real details of whatever story I’m telling.
First up is a page about my daughter, Aidan, who turned 21 this year. (I know, trust me… if that shocks you, I am living that shock of where the hell did the time go? every day!)
One of the things I love to do with a list is verbal repetition. Starting each sentence out with “Her” gives the list a flow and a rhythm. The color palette was inspired by that background paper and then I added little bits of repetition with the pink, embossed numbers and the heart embellishment, plus the Doodlebug Sprinkles enamel dots and the blue subhead bar.
Next up, a list about my daily life. This page was inspired after coming across a page I had done for each of my kids back in 2003*. It was so wild to read those lists and to realize just how much life has changed since they were little. I decided my daily life deserved a record.
This page was also inspired by a) my deep and abiding love of coffee, and b) that coffee cup die cut and coffee paper from Stampin’ Up. Oh, and the die cut squares. I used the Stitched Shapes Framelit dies, which will go down in history as the very first metal dies I ever owned or used, along with my Big Shot by Stampin’ Up. I created my simple ‘coffee’ title using the Cole Alphabet from Lawn Fawn (love this little set so much!) And I used the Bunch of Banners Framelit Dies to cut out the “but first” pink banner.
Another thing that’s cool about my Coffee layout? No photos. Just story. Sometimes it feels good to buck the system, ladies. That is all.
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*I went ahead and scanned the original page. I think it was 2003. Maybe 2004? Anyway, don’t judge. It’s all about that content, ladies. What can I say? I had just gotten a new punch. #repetitionrules