As my son’s senior year is winding down, I realized I have a few stories to tell that really are my story to share. And one of the stories I wanted to document is that I’ve gotten better at being a mom.
Now I don’t say this in a cocky way, my friends. Not at all. I say this in a way that is actually colored with some real sadness that it took me so long to really get my act together and be the parent my children need. That’s where the story came from for the page I’m sharing today. I’ve worked hard on myself to grow up and be a better woman. And yes, that’s thanks to more than seven years of working with my not-therapist who has helped me in so many ways to do just that. Grow up. Be a better woman.
My page today is purely a hybrid creation, my favorite way to save my stories, and I’ve got a video to show you the pixel to page process. I used this template as my starting point. Less on the pixel and more on the page. Here’s a better shot of the journaling.
One of my goals with this page was to match my embellishments to my cardstock and I did this by using Gina K. Designs cardstocks and inks. The pink base paper is the Innocent Pink and her Innocent Pink ink matches perfectly when it’s dry. Now that I’m
hoarding collecting all of this card making stuff, I want to find ways to incorporate stamps and dies into my memory keeping.
Another thing I love to do is to die cut my titles to match. Sometimes when I’m designing digital templates, I’ll create them knowing I have dies that can stand in for the digital titles. You’ll see that in today’s video. A good letter die set is such a great investment because you can create perfectly matched titles for each layout just by matching the cardstock or other papers.
From a design standpoint, my handmade embellishments create a lovely visual triangle, leading the eye around the page and creating a visual connection. The page is framed in a matching pink (I ADORE even margins!) and the ivory cardstock is a really soft but pleasing cardstock color for the background.
Check out my process video below!
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And speaking of great design…
Design Your Life 2.0, my new live e-course that I offered last summer, is coming back for one more live version this spring! Class runs from April 5 to May 2 and registration opens on March 26. This is a four-week workshop designed to get you immersed in design theory and create gorgeous pages! More details will be here on my blog and in my newsletter on March 26! If you took the original Design Your Life back in the Big Picture Classes days, I have a special alumni discount just for you! Stay tuned!
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